The V C++ GUI Framework:V Utilities

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Several useful utility functions.

Synopsis

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Description

V provides several utility functions that can often help with software portability (and can just be useful). These are free subprograms - not a member of any specific class.

void ByteToStr(unsigned char b, char* str)

This will convert the unsigned char in b to a Hex character string in str. You need to make str big enough to hold the string.

void IntToStr(int intg, char* str)

This will convert the integer in intg to a character string in str. You need to make str big enough to hold the string.

void LongToStr(long intg, char* str)

This will convert the long integer in intg to a character string in str. You need to make str big enough to hold the string.

long StrToLong(char* str)

This will convert the character string in str into a long integer. You can cast to get ints.

void vBeep()

This utility routine will sound an audible beep.

void vGetcmdIdIndex(ItemVal cmdId, CommandObject *cmdObj)

Sometimes when you work with a CommandObject array to define a dialog, you need to access the elements of a particular item in the array. This is especially true for manipulating lists. This routine will return the index into a CommandObject array of an entry with the supplied ItemVal cmdId.

void vGetLocalTime(char* tm)

This will return a string representation of the current local time to the string tm. The format will be ``HH:MM:SS AM''. If you need a different format, you will need to use the C functions time, localtime, and strftime directly.

void vGetLocalDate(char* dt)

This will return a string representation of the current local date to the string dt. The format will be ``MM/DD/YY''. If you need a different format, you will need to use the C functions time, localtime, and strftime directly.