Working with libraries

This section is not required reading. Only use this section if you need to, usually you do not need to.

Create a new library and import the functions I need from source code (*.SRF)

To create a new library;

- Run the Library Painter (Shift-F10).

- In the Library Window, select menu Library | Create...

- In the Create Library dialog box, select the directory where you want to store the new library.

- In the File name box, enter a new name for the library

If you enter CIAXCOM the library file will be called CIAXCOM.PBL

- Click the Save button.

When you create a new library a Properties dialog box appears, so you can enter Comments for the new library. Enter a comment, or leave it empty.

- Click OK.

In PowerBuilder, you can only import entries in a library that is in the current application's Library Search Path.

Adding a library to the Library Search Path

See: Adding a library to the Library Search Path

Because the library uses External Functons in a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) you will also need to declare these functions as Global External Functions.

See: Declaring Global External Functions

Import functions

To import functions in to a library;

- Open the Library Painter (Shift-F10)

- Select menu Entry | Import...

In the Select Import Files dialog box, you can select one or more files of type PB Export Files (*.SR*).

- Select the files you want to import.

Note: Usually the PB Export Files (*.SR*) are in directory.


but you may have installed them on a different drive or in a different directory.

Note: Use Shift-Click, or Control-Click, to select multiple files.

- Click Open.

In the Import File Into Library Entry dialog box, the Destination Library box lists all libraries in the application's Library Search Path.

- In the Destination Library box, select the library you want to import the functions in to.

To begin the import;

- Click OK.

Note: If you import all of the function files, the import may take over 30 seconds.


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