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bravotango asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
The code below has eluded me for quite awhile now and I have given up on how to perform a simple task like getting a string from a record into a text field due to the complete lack of documentation by Palm. This is really a C issue rather than Palm but as Palm is all about databases one would think that displaying the data would be a priority. The problem is with StrCopy and no matter what I do I get all these stupid errors like char* to struct_opaque* etc when trying to complie. Any help greatly appreciated.

static void ActionLoadRecords (FormPtr frm)
      FieldPtr fld;
      MemHandle h;
      Char*      buffer;
      Char      place[90];
      WChar      outChar;
      UInt16            index;
      UInt32      inOffset = 0;
      DmOpenRef gDB = 0;
      UInt16      length;
      UInt16      b;
      index = 1;
      h = DmQueryRecord(gDB, index);
      buffer =  MemHandleLock(h);
      length = StrLen(buffer);
      place [length];
      while (inOffset<length)
            inOffset += TxtGetNextChar(buffer, inOffset, &outChar);
            if (outChar == nullChr)
      StrCopy(h, place); //this is the problem line
      fld = FrmGetObjectPtr (frm, FrmGetObjectIndex (frm, ActionPrevField));
      FldSetTextHandle (fld, h);
      FldReleaseFocus (fld);
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