long Initialize( long Mode = IXF_MODE_RDWR_CLOSE, // mode of operation long BufferSize = 16384 // buffer size );
Initialize( Mode As ModeOfOperation = IXF_MODE_RDWR_CLOSE, // mode of operation BufferSize As Long = 16384 // buffer size ) As Long
|IXF_MODE_READ||read access to the object,|
|IXF_MODE_WRITE||write access to the object,|
|IXF_MODE_CLOSE||automatically close file on object destruction,|
|IXF_MODE_READLOCK||automatically lock file on read operations,|
|IXF_MODE_WRITELOCK||automatically lock file on write operations,|
|IXF_MODE_BIGEND||read and write data in big-endian byte order.|
Commonly used modes of operation are predefined for convenience:
|IXF_MODE_RDWR||read and write access to the object,|
|IXF_MODE_RDWRLOCK||automatically lock file on read and write operations,|
|IXF_MODE_RDWR_CLOSE||read and write access to the object with automatic file closing.|
IXF_MODE_CLOSE flag specifies that file is automatically closed on object destruction or whenever new file is opened or attached to the object. Regardless of this flag Close method can be called to unconditionally close file.
IXF_MODE_READLOCK and IXF_MODE_WRITELOCK flags enable automatic file locking on read and write operations. When automatic file locking is enabled, region in file of appropriate size and position is locked before read or write operation takes place; when operation completes region is unlocked. File locking guarantees that entire data read from file or written to file is consistent and is not corrupted by another application or thread. Automatic file locking makes use of multiple locking and therefore can be intermixed with manual locking. See Locking File for more information on regular and multiple file locking.
IXF_MODE_BIGEND flag specifies that data is stored in file in big-endian byte order. When this flag is set, data read from file is converted to little-endian byte order and data written to file is converted to big-endian byte order. By default little-endian byte order is used (Intel platform).
Method must be called before any other operation takes place, just after setting license key for the object.