FutureBasic Logo

<<    Index    >> FutureBasic 5

str#   function



Syntax:
stringFromList$ = str#(resourceID%, index%)

Description:
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.

Note:
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&
resCount% = {[resHndl&]}'Get 1st word in block
   xelse
resCount% = 0 'Couldn't get the resource
   end if
end fn = resCount%


See Also:
compile _strResource; str&