Methods by Use Case

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Methods exposed by native USoft Developer objects relate to the following use cases:

Starting and stopping applications

Performing queries

Moving the cursor between records

Manipulating data

Manipulating controls

Communicating with the user

Manipulating windows

Providing help

Working with files and folders

Working with resources

Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)

Miscellaneous methods

Communicating with the operating system

Push Button methods

OLE/ActiveX Container methods

Some methods appear in more than one functional category.

IMPORTANT: For Post-change, Pre-insert Validation, Pre-update Validation, and Pre-delete events, avoid calling methods that change data on the screen or in the database. This can cause looping when one event triggers another, which in turn triggers the first, and so on. Try to keep the activation of events in the hands of the user as much as possible.