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Hard Copy - Xbasic Workbook (AA & A5V8-11 Desktop, Web, Mobile)

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  • A full color printed copy of the book, filled with clear, concise instructions and color screen shots plus Table of Contents and Index.
    • Your choice of Spiral Binding or loose pages, 3-Hole Punched, ready for insertion in your own 3-Ring Binder.
  • A CD containing the full contents of the book in PDF format. The PDF is searchable, printable and includes the Table of Contents and Index. Great for hitting the road.
  • The working database(s) for the exercises in the book.
  • A free copy of the Electronic Download Edition so you can get started immediately. Automatically added to your order.

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Alpha Anywhere Xbasic Workbook

(formerly entitled Alpha Five: Xbasic for Everyone)

by Dr. Peter Wayne

Suitable for Alpha Anywhere and Alpha Five V8-11.

What's inside . . .

  • Discussion of terms, tables, sets, field rules and Action Scripting
  • Understanding Variables and Constants
  • Getting Input and Output
  • Understanding Variable scoping and Namespaces
  • Discussion on Functions, Methods and Properties
  • Using the Interactive Window, Debugger
  • Writing scripts for Events
  • Understanding Table Pointers
  • What you need to know about ordering with Indexes and Queries, Fetching records
  • Xbasic for Xdialog, Objects, Form Properties
  • Editing users and groups for Security
  • Adding memos and external files
  • Creating spreadsheets with Crosstabs and Exports
  • Creating a "month-at-a glance" calendar
  • Using Xbasic in web applications
  • Developing your own Object type
  • Using Xbasic with Javascript, AJAX and XML, ADO, ODBC and ActiveX
  • Upsizing your database with SQL
  • Real life examples for setting up an Aged Accounts Receivable and preventing Duplicate Records, creating Time sheets, adding a Running Balance, a Detail General Ledger and an Audit Trail to your financial reports, as well as scanning in Insurance Card data—and more!

Check out the Table of Contents and then take a look at some sample pages. . .

Chapter 6 - Getting Input and Output
Chapter 25 - Creating a Detail General Ledger
Chapter 30 - Xbasic control of Form Properties

Book Specifications:
Size: 8 1/2 X 11
No of pages: 456
Cover: Heavy duty laminate.
Binding: Spiral Binding

The 2008 edition was written for Alpha Five Version 8, but, is also applicable to Alpha Anywhere and Alpha Five Versions 8-11.