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Browse()

Browse a database file
Syntax
Browse( [<nTop>, <nLeft>, <nBottom>, <nRight>] ) --> lOk
Argument(s)
<nTop> coordinate for top row display.
<nLeft> coordinate for left column display.
<nBottom> coordinate for bottom row display.
<nRight> coordinate for right column display.
Returns
Browse() return .F. if there is no database open in this work area, else it return .T.
Description
Browse() is a general purpose database browser, without any thinking you can browse a file using the following keys:
 
Key Meaning
Left Move one column to the left (previous field)
Right Move one column to the right (next field)
Up Move up one row (previous record)
Down Move down one row (next record)
Page-Up Move to the previous screen
Page-Down Move to the next screen
Ctrl Page-Up Move to the top of the file
Ctrl Page-Down Move to the end of the file
Home Move to the leftmost visible column
End Move to the rightmost visible column
Ctrl Left Pan one column to the left
Ctrl Right Pan one column to the right
Ctrl Home Move to the leftmost column
Ctrl End Move to the rightmost column
Esc Terminate Browse()
 
On top of the screen you see a status line with the following indication:
 
Record ###/### Current record number / Total number of records.
<none> There are no records, the file is empty.
<new> You are in append mode at the bottom of file.
<Deleted> Current record is deleted.
<bof> You are at the top of file.
 
You should pass whole four valid coordinate, if less than four parameters are passed to Browse() the coordinate are default to: 1, 0, MaxRow(), MaxCol().
Example(s)
// this one shows you how to browse around
USE Around
Browse()
Status
Started
Compliance
This is CA-Cl*pper v5.2 compliant
File(s)
Library is core
See also

dbEdit()*, TBrowse class