[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Program Generator?

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From: Rick <rick.good@...>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 17:51:54 +0100
Scott -

Thanks, but since I'm moving an old FBII program to FB4 I have code (Menus,
Popups, Windows, etc.) already set up in PG. I have read FBII Conversion
document, but it says to convert a PBII program I need to Open in FB^3,
discard the files generated by PG, and then open in PG and resave. But I
don't seem to be able to open the RSRC file in FB4.

TWM looks quite good, but I could find nothing which would allow it to
convert my old RSRC files. Thanks again. Rick

On 12/27/04 5:11 PM, "Scott Spencer" <sj3@...> wrote:

> Rick,
> Don't use Program Generator.  You should be moving toward the
> Appearance Runtime, and PG was not written for it.  It will probably
> help to confuse you rather than simplify things.
> If you don't have a copy of "Switching to FutureBASIC", I get one and
> read it thoroughly, It will help a lot.  Also, I'd recommend getting a
> copy of TWM at  <http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bernie.w/twm.htm>.  While
> not a program generator like PG, it is an excellent interface builder
> and will teach you much about the new appearance manager commands.  It
> will illustrate it is not as hard or complex as it seems.

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