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ABL Reference
ABL Syntax Reference : WIDGET-HANDLE function


This function is supported only for backward compatibility. Use the HANDLE function instead.
Converts a string representation of a handle to a valid handle.


WIDGET-HANDLE ( handle-string )
Caution: Use this function only to convert a handle previously stored as a string value back to a valid handle. If you convert an arbitrary string to handle using this function and then reference the new handle, a system error will occur. If you use the VALID-HANDLE function to validate a handle generated from an arbitrary string value, a system error will occur.
A string representation of a handle. Since handles are integer values, the string must contain only numeric characters.