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Microsoft KB Archive/173878

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Article ID: 173878

Article Last Modified on 12/11/1999



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0a



This article was previously published under Q173878

SYMPTOMS

Moving a project that contains tables to a different drive clears the "Map field type to classes" information for the tables.

RESOLUTION

To workaround the problem place the following code in a Visual Foxpro program file:

Sample Code

   PARAMETERS lcDBC, lcFromDrive, lcToDrive

   &&lcDBC = Database Container in the project.
   &&lcFromDrive = The drive where the project was originally.
   &&lcToDrive = The drive where the project is moved to.

   if ( pcount() = 1 )
      if ( lower( getenv( "Machine" ) ) == "dfsd pentium" )
         lcFromDrive = "e"  &&Drive where project originally located.
         lcToDrive = "h"    &&Drive where project is moved to.
      else
         lcFromDrive = "h"  &&Drive where project originally located.
         lcToDrive = "e"    &&Drive where project is moved to.
      endif
   endif

   lcFromDrive = lower( lcFromDrive ) + ":\"
   lcToDrive = lower( lcToDrive ) + ":\"

   use (lcDBC + ".dbc")
   scan for objecttype = "Field"
      if ( at( lcFromDrive, Property ) > 0 )
         replace property with strtran( property, lcFromDrive, lcToDrive )
      endif
   endscan
   use
                

Save the file, in the project directory (VFPApp), as movedbc.prg.

After you move the Project directory, for example from C:\VFPApp to D:\VFPApp, run Visual FoxPro and type the following commands in the command window:

   SET DEFAULT TO d:\VFPApp
   movedbc("qa","c","d")
                

Now when you open the project and then modify the table, you will not get the error message, and the Field mapping information will be retained.

STATUS

Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

MORE INFORMATION

If a table is part of a database, then you can map a class library and a class to each of the fields in the table using the "Map field type to Classes" option in the Table Designer. This way you specify the class you want to create when you drag the field onto a form. If all these files (database, table, class library) are a part of a project and the project is moved to a different drive (for example, from drive "C:" to drive "D:"), then modifying a table within the project that had a field mapped to a class will produce "The Class.... Associated with this field cannot be found - class association is cleared" error message, and the Field Mapping information is cleared.

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Using the Windows Explorer to create a directory "c:\vfp5app", or from Visual FoxPro type the following command:

          MD c:\vfp5app
  2. In the directory you created in the previous step, create a class library and class by issuing the following commands from the Visual FoxPro Command window:

          CREATE CLASSLIB C:\vfp5app\ccontrols.vcx
          CREATE CLASS ctextbox OF ccontrols AS TextBox
  3. Save the class and close the Class Designer.
  4. Create a project, database, and table in the "c:\vfp5app\" directory and name all three of them "QA" with the following commands:

          CREATE PROJECT c:\vfp5app\qa
          CREATE DATABASE c:\vfp5app\qa
          CREATE TABLE qa ( iID i, cText c(10) )
                            

    Make sure that the database is open and active when you create the table so that the table is added to it.

  5. Add the "QA" database and the class library, created in the previous step, to the "QA" project.
  6. Open the "QA" project. From the Project Manager, modify table "QA". When the table designer appears, click the Fields tab.
  7. Select "iID" field, and then under the "Map Field type to Classes" section set "Display Library" to "C:\vfp5app\ccontrols.vcx" and "Display Class" to "cTextBox". Do the same for the "cText" field.
  8. Close the Table Designer and the project.
  9. Using the Windows Explorer, MOVE the whole project, including all the files, to another drive, for example "D:" or "E:", with the same directory structure (D:\vfp5app\ or E:\vfp5app).
  10. Open the project.
  11. Modify table "QA".
  12. When the "The Class.... Associated with this field cannot be found - class association is cleared" error message is displayed, click OK.
  13. When the Table designer appears, click the Fields Tab and look at the "Map Field type to Classes" section for each of the fields. Note that both the "Display Library" and "Display Class" properties are blank.

NOTE: Rebuilding the project does not resolve this problem.

Keywords: kbprb KB173878