Futurebasic/Language/Reference/str pound

STR#Edit

SyntaxEdit

stringFromList$ = STR#(resourceID%, index%)

DescriptionEdit

This function returns a string element from a resource of type "STR#". The resourceID% should specify the resource ID number of an "STR#" resource in a currently open resource file. index% indicates which string element to get; the first element is numbered 1. If the "STR#" resource isn't found, or if index% is greater than the number of strings in the resource, the STR# function returns an empty (zero-length) string.

"STR#" resources hold lists of strings. Among other things, they're useful in helping you to localize your program so that it supports the native language of your user. You typically use a program like ResEdit to create an "STR#" resource and its strings; you can also add strings to an "STR#" resource using the DEF APNDSTR statement, or remove them using the DEF REMOVESTR statement.

NoteEdit

You can use the following function to determine how many strings are in an "STR#" resource.

LOCAL FN GetSTRcount(resID%)    resHndl& = FN GETRESOURCE(_"STR#",resID%)    LONG IF resHndl& <spacer type="horizontal" size="48">resCount% = {[resHndl&]}'Get 1st word in block    XELSE <spacer type="horizontal" size="48">resCount% = 0<spacer type="horizontal" size="15">'Couldn't get the resource    END IF END FN = resCount%

See AlsoEdit

DEF APNDSTR; DEF REMOVESTR; COMPILE _strResource; STR&