Q32152: Corrections for LOCATE Statement
Article: Q32152 Product(s): See article Version(s): 4.00 4.00b 4.50 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | docerr B_BasicCom ptm336 | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 20-DEC-1989 Corrections 1 and 2 below apply to the LOCATE statement on Page 255 of the following manuals: "Microsoft QuickBASIC 4.00: BASIC Language Reference" "Microsoft BASIC Compiler Version 6.00 for MS-DOS and OS/2: BASIC Language Reference" 1. The manuals incorrectly claim that any argument of the LOCATE statement can be omitted. For example, "Illegal function call" results if the "stop" parameter is specified while "start" is defaulted with a comma, as demonstrated in the example below. 2. The following incorrect sentence on Page 256 should be deleted: "When 'start' is less than 'stop', LOCATE produces a two-part cursor." This sentence should be replaced with the following: "When 'stop' is less than 'start', LOCATE produces a two-part cursor." Note that Page 110 of the "Programming in BASIC: Selected Topics" manual correctly states that a "start" larger than "stop" makes LOCATE produce a split cursor. Helpful examples also are shown. The following is an example: CLS print "display the split cursor" locate ,,1,6,2 print "the next line will result in an Illegal Function call error message" locate ,,1,,4 print "end of the test"
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