Protect a TEXT resource
Let me make some simple suggestions to tedd's text resource question.
1 Set a variable to zero:
gCheckSum = 02 Store the old res file and switch to the app:
currRes = FN CURRESFILE CALL USERESFILE SYSTEM(_aplRes)3 Count all text resources
count = FN COUNT1RESOURCES(_"TEXT")4 loop thru all and checksum
FOR x = 1 TO count rHndl& = FN GET1INDRESOURCE(_"TEXT",x) LONG IF rHndl& size& = FN GETHANDLESIZE(rHndl&) FOR loop& = 0 to size& - 1 gCheckSum = gCheckSum + PEEK([rHndl&]+loop&) NEXT END IF NEXT5 restore the res file
CALL USERESFILE currRes6 Store the checksum (as a resource?) in your application.
Note: You want to do this when the application flag is _false. In other words, when you are running interactive, this routine should run automatically. It shouldn't take it more than a half second or so to calc the check sum.
When the application flag is true, you want to go thru the same procedure, except that this time you compare the checksum that you just calculated to the stored version.
Another note: gCheckSum is an integer and will be over run many times. That's OK. It's still a checksum.
Another note: it doesn't matter if you have style information or not. In fact, you don't have to do this on _"TEXT" resources, you could pick any kind.