[Somehow I posted this Friday in the VB456 forum...sheesh, you'd think after 15 years of foruming, I'd do better than THAT... well, let's try again here.]
I confess that I'm very very rusty with this. Years ago I programmed a QB45 app for a client, and have never done anything since. Today we found a bug and I've found it in the source but I can't get the (unchanged) code to start in QB45 under XP; I get "Syntax Error" when I do Alt-R-Restart. (I had "out of memory" errors but other msgs on this wonderful forum got me past that.)
The Syntax Error msg arises right near the start of my .BI file:
ID AS STRING * 2
Ft AS INTEGER
St AS INTEGER
Sz AS SINGLE
EC AS INTEGER
SW AS SINGLE
CS AS INTEGER
WS AS INTEGER
CD AS INTEGER
On AS INTEGER
[17 more items follow in the TYPE definition]
I'm suspicious of the word "On" as a possible error cause, but it used to work...
I know such errors can be misleading - could be caused by all kinds of other things, which can later lead to the error that I actually see.
I'm so rusty, I'll even list some primitive things about the project in case I'm overlooking something trivial:
--5 .BAS files
--a .BI and .MAK file (the .MAK is what I'm opening in the UI)
--total 256,438 bytes
Paths are set to C:\QB45, and .BAS
btw, in this case the change I want to make is so trivial that I can edit it into the .BAS file and compile manually, but I've lost all documentation about how to use BC. Is there an online QB45 manual or can you remind me how?
What can I do? Thanks in advance -