Monthly Archives: March 2005

Rick Schummer has blogged on an undocumented feature of VFP9 - a directive which forces Beautify to ignore keywords. His example is ShowWindow, which is a function exported by thew Win32 API as well as a VFP keyword. API function calls are case sensitive, so if you Beautified the code and consequently changed the case of the apparent keyword, the API function call would consequently fail, and this would be no fun to debug.

So true, I remember it happening here.. I immediately wrapped the ShowWindow calls in our code with this directive. It's fashioned like a comment, so it's… Continue reading