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  From the October 2008 Issue of Prestwood eMag
 
Chapter 29: An ObjectPAL Primer for Paradox for Linux
 
Posted 11 years ago on 2/24/2008
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Chapter 29 by Mike Prestwood from the book WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux: The Official Guide. First published June 2000 by Osborne-McGraw/Hill. ISBN 0-07-212238-2.

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Chapter 29: An ObjectPAL Primer

Although interactive Paradox is powerful, there are times you need to rely on coding in ObjectPAL to accomplish a task. Why would you need to use ObjectPAL? For example, you use ObjectPAL to automate or customize objects on a form. An example of a task that requires ObjectPAL is creating a custom menu system for a form. If you plan to develop a complete custom Paradox application, you probably will need to use ObjectPAL.

ObjectPAL is for both programmers and nonprogrammers. If you have experience with another language, especially an object-oriented programming language such as C++ or Delphi�s ObjectPascal, you will find ObjectPAL especially interesting. If you have never programmed, ObjectPAL is a good language to learn first because it is easier to learn than C++ or ObjectPascal. With Paradox, you can paint objects onto a form and then attach bits of code to events on the object. You can learn as you go.

More Info

Article:  Chapter 26: Introduction to Paradox for Linux
Article:  Chapter 27: Designing Your Database With Paradox for Linux
Article:  Chapter 28: Using Forms and Queries in Paradox for Linux

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