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I have a project which involves working with an application built with FOCUS Six. It uses forms for the interfaces. How are forms stored? Are they a separate file (like a launch page created the HTML Layout Painter in Dev. Studio) and if so what is the file extension?

Thank you,

John

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JohnB,
Focus 6 - my, that's a long time time ago since I heard anything about that product...
Forms in Focus 6. They were indeed stored in seperate files with an extension of (if my memroy serves me well) .wfm - stands for WinFormMetadata (or something to that effect).

Hope this gets you going ...


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Oooh someones showing there age... Music


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The PC/Focus user interface system was called 'Focus windows' (an unfortunate name in a MS world) and was a menu based system.

I did a lot of work with it back in the day, and I think the file extension was .fmu. There was another extension for exporting the window code, but I can't remember it's name.

Not sure if that is what you are dealing with...


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There was another extension for exporting the window code, but I can't remember it's name.


.trf


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.fmu and .trf were (as far as I remember) from the old character based versions. The extensions stand for 'Focus Menu' and 'transfer'. The Menu file was a binary file, the trf was a normal readable file. You could use that one for import/export and, believe it or not, documentation.
The forms files that JohnB is asking about are the winforms that were introduced in focus 6 as a graphical replacement for the character crtforms.


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Hi Old Focusers,
How could I miss this 'Ole Man River' song ?
I remember my being angry towards IBx, when they moved to -WINFORM, without any help for moving From -WINDOW to -WINFORM.
What -I think- is funny, is that,now, you can more easily encounter -CRTFORM than -WINDOW
Next time, I'll ask for Cactus story
Cordially and Focusely


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I agree with GamP, but climbing into my "way back machine" I remember using Visual Basic to create / change FOCUS 6 Forms.

This worked a lot better that the tool build into FOCUS 6. You had to be careful because there where a few thing a Visual Basic created Form could throw that Focus 6 had trouble catching.


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