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PDS 7.00 Alert FUNCTION Return Value Description Incorrect

Article ID: 51415

Article Last Modified on 8/16/2005


  • Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.0
  • Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.1

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The Alert FUNCTION in the WINDOW.BAS file of the User Interface (UI) Toolbox is incorrectly described in the documentation. On Page 553 of the "Microsoft Basic 7.0: Language Reference" manual (for 7.00 and 7.10), the "Syntax" section incorrectly shows that the Alert FUNCTION will return a string. The "Remarks" section and the source code in WINDOW.BAS correctly show that the Alert FUNCTION actually returns an INTEGER from 1 to 3.


The "Syntax" section of the Alert FUNCTION description reads as follows:

   Syntax   variablename$ = Alert(style%,text$,row1%,...etc.

It should read as follows:

   Syntax   variablename% = Alert(style%,text$,row1%,...etc.

The dollar sign ($) appended to "variablename" should be a percent sign (%) because the Alert FUNCTION returns an integer.

Additional query words: BasicCom SR# S891101-66

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