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Adding an interface to forms

I have an application written in Developer 6i, and I want to add an interface to the forms (like Visual Basic) without rewriting the forms all over again. How can I do it?

I think you're asking if you can write something in VB (or similar) which will call the app written in Forms 6i as if the Forms 6i app was written in VB. Since Forms apps require the Forms Runtime to run, I don't know how you could do it except to have the VB front-end be able to start the Forms app (C:\oracle\ora\BIN\ifrun60.EXE myform.fmx). But that would still be running the Forms app and wouldn't allow any "control" from the VB app.

If you want the VB app to control the functionality and access mechanisms, you'll have to rewrite it as far as I know.

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This was first published in April 2003
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