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On this page you will find some MapBasic code samples, both the program source and the compiled application. Everything on this page is offered "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement.
Unless otherwise stated MapBasic 9.0 has been used to compile the files - this means that the MBXs offered here will only run with MapInfo Professional 9.0 or higher. If you want to use the tools with another (an older) version of MapInfo Professional, you will have to compile the tool using the relevant version of the Mapbasic compiler.
The goal of this project is to provide some examples of how to use certain MapBasic functionality - not to offer full-blown applications. The applications below each focus on one 'trick'. You can study the source, modify it to suit your needs and implement it in your own apps.
The following code samples are available here:
C# Sample Code - convert a Date value to a Long Date string
Context Menu Sample Code - add a new menu item to a context menu
CreatePoint Sample Code - import a txt file and create points in one step
Custom Functions - create a custom function in MapBasic
Date Functions Sample Code - use Date functions in SQL Statements
DrawMode DM_CUSTOM_POLYGON Sample Code - a ToolButton to create custom polygons
EventHandler Sample Code - use the event handlers WinFocusChangedHandler and WinClosedHandler
Layout Sample Code - use the Layout statement in your MapBasic application
Modular Programming Sample Code - an example on how to set up your own project
MultiListBox Sample Code - use a MultiListBox control in your MapBasic application
SearchPoint Sample Code - use the SearchPoint() and SearchInfo() function in your MapBasic application
Thematic Mapping Sample Code - use MapBasic to create a ranged thematic map
|This application demonstrates how to use a MultiListBox control in your MapBasic application.
This is done in 4 steps:
Please see the file below for MultiListBox.MB and MultiListBox.MBX.
The table used in the example - FR_Départements2006.TAB - is also included in the zip file:
In this application a custom function is used. This function - TableIsOpen() - lets you check whether a certain table is open or not.
In this document you will find description of how to create and use a custom function in MapBasic. The function TableIsOpen() is used as an example.
To read what items the user selected from a MultiListBox control, assign a handler procedure that is called when the user dismisses the dialog box (for example, assign a handler to the OKButton control). Within the handler procedure, set up a loop to call the ReadControlValue( ) function repeatedly.
The first call to the ReadControlValue( ) function returns the number of the first selected item; the second call to the ReadControlValue( ) function returns the number of the second selected item; etc. When the ReadControlValue( ) function returns zero, you have exhausted the list of selected items. If the first call to the ReadControlValue( ) function returns zero, there are no list items selected.
More code samples will follow...;-)