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What is the .FKY File Extension?

.FKY File Extension Description:

A macro is defined as a sequence of keystrokes that perform a particular task. Once created, it can be assigned towards a single key combination or keystroke, which is normally a function key or a control-letter combo. Thus, any time you need to repeat the task, you just hit the key in question.

Visual FoxPro took advantage of this invention in order to avoid the tedious process of alignment commands repetitions. Apart from that, there are many more repetitive processes in this Visual FoxPro which had lent them towards the so-called macro treatment. Just about any process that can be executed from the keyboard can be entirely recorded into a macro.

When you record macros, they only exist in memory. Thus, to prevent them from being lost when you exit FoxPro, you need to save them in files with the .fky file extension. They are the same files that can be used, navigated, and restored the next time you want to use the macros.

The saved files with the .fky file extension can be automatically loaded in every instance that you launch Visual FoxPro by using the RESTORE MACROS command, which could be executed from start-up or from config.pfw file. Alternatively, they can also be automated by saving them in a default file with the .fky file extension. An easy way to create a default .fky is via clicking on the Default button in the Macros dialogue.

The files with the .fky file extension can be function keys on their own or existing function keys that can be modified with any combination of Shift, Alt or Ctrl. They can be recorded by performing the necessary steps to align their controls along their left sides, particularly by pressing Alt-O for opening the Format menu, A for Align, and L for Left Sides. Only keyboard actions are recorded in macros not mouse actions.

Files with the .fky file extension can be lines of code in a code editing window such as comment, uncommenting, indenting and unindenting or can be commands frequently typed in the Command Window such as Set sysmenu to default or Release all. These files can also be strings often inserted into program headers such as your name and address, or can be global edits to program code such as adding prefixes to certain variables or field names.

A typical file with the .fky file extension contains a file header and individual macros. The file header starts with 01-03 byte offset for signature, 04-15 for Ignored, 16-17 for number of macros binary and ends with 18 byte offset for the macros. The individual macros start with byte offset 00-19 for the macro name, 20-21 for the macro length, 22-23 for two bytes keystrokes, and end with 24 byte offset for macro keystrokes.

Author: Microsoft Corporation
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Related Applications: Visual FoxPro
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The Typical Reason for .FKY files Errors to Occur:

.FKY files errors are potential serious Windows file errors and many times are brought on due to a broken program registry that should be rectified immediately to avoid additional failure in other applications and/or hardware. During the time the errors remain your personal computer stays capable of likely blue screen errors, hardware failure and fatal crashes.

Symptoms of .FKY files Errors:

Common symptoms from .FKY files errors include reduced system speed, extended program start up speed, trouble accessing files, long breaks in application procedures, applications shuts down without showing an error, screen freezes and applications crash.

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