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Clarion for Windows Tips

The Clarion for Windows tip collection contains seven articles I wrote between 1995 and 1997 on how to accomplish programming tasks using Clarion for Windows. Some of the technology here (DDE, for one) is outdated, but some is still relevant. For example, I still use the same basic method for report layout as the method I described in 1996.

Tips with the Sample program icon icon include a sample program. The Clarion old-timers will recognize that orange thing as the old Clarion logo used before the current pyramid logo was introduced.

Dragon Droppings (May 1997) Sample program icon
I once saw a box of candy labeled “Dragon Droppings” on a coworker's desk. WordPerfect Corporation produced them to promote drag-and-drop support in WordPerfect for Windows. This tip looks at how to add drag-and-drop support to your Clarion for Windows applications.
Don't Close That Window (March 1997) Sample program icon
This tip examines the CloseWindow and CloseDown events. These events are generated when a user closes the window or exits your program. By learning to control these events, you can take control of when your windows close and what happens before they do.
Using the Media Control Interface (October 1996) Sample program icon
The MCI (Media Control Interface) device interface gives you control of the multimedia devices on your system. Using MCI, you can easily add basic multimedia capabilities to your Clarion programs.
Using Network DDE with Clarion for Windows (May 1996) Sample program icon
With a few simple changes, you can convert a program that uses standard DDE to use network DDE so that it can communicate across a network.
Building Better Reports (April 1996) Sample program icon
Techniques you can use to improve the appearance of printed reports in Clarion for Windows.
ACCEPT vs. LOOP (January 1996)
How the Clarion for Windows ACCEPT loop differs from the DOS ACCEPT loop and why you should consider using it instead of LOOP.
Getting the NetWare User Name from NWCALLS.DLL (December 1995)
How to get the NetWare user name using NWCALLS.DLL, a NetWare programmer's interface DLL.

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