The AddProperty method adds a property to the Application object. This is useful if you need to store a custom value for use within Stonefield Query and retrieve it for any purpose.


AddProperty(PropertyName as String [, Value as Variant])

The name of the property. This must be a unique name, must start with a letter, and can only contain letters, digits, or underscores.

The value to store in the property. This parameter is optional; if it isn't specified, the property is set to False.

Return Value

Suppose the Select script a table uses needs to know if the user is filtering on the CUSTOMERS.TYPEID field (perhaps it has to look up values in another table). The DataEngine.FilterChanged script could store the value the user is filtering on in a property of the Application object the Select script uses.

Visual FoxPro

lparameters toApplication as SQApplication
local loFilters, lnI, loCondition, liType
loFilters = toApplication.DataEngine.FilterConditions
for lnI = 1 to loFilters.Count
  loCondition = loFilters.Item(lnI)
  if loCondition.FieldName = 'CUSTOMERS.TYPEID'
    liType = loCondition.Values.Item(1)
    toApplication.AddProperty('CustomerTypeFilter', ;


function Main(Application)
dim Filters, Condition
set Filters = Application.DataEngine.FilterConditions
for I = 1 to Filters.Count
  set Condition = Filters.Item(lnI)
  if Condition.FieldName = "CUSTOMERS.TYPEID"
    TypeID = Condition.Values.Item(1)
    Application.AddProperty("CustomerTypeFilter", _
  end if
end function


function Main(Application, SelectStatement) {
var Filters, I, Condition, TypeID ;
Filters = Application.DataEngine.FilterConditions ;
for (I = 1; I <= Filters.Count; I++) {
  Condition = Filters.Item(lnI) ;
  if (Condition.FieldName = 'CUSTOMERS.TYPEID') {
    TypeID = Condition.Values.Item(1) ;
      TypeID) ;


public static void DataEngine_FilterChanged(SFQApplication sfqApplication)
  FilterConditions filters = sfqApplication.DataEngine.FilterConditions;
  for (int i = 1; i < filters.Count; i++) 
    FilterCondition condition = filters.Item(i);

    if (condition.FieldName == "CUSTOMERS.TYPEID") 
      string typeID = (string)condition.Values.Item(0).Value;
      SQApplication.AddProperty("CustomerTypeFilter", typeID);


public shared function DataEngine_FilterChanged(sfqApplication as SFQApplication)
    as Boolean
  Dim filters as FilterConditions = sfqApplication.DataEngine.FilterConditions
  for i As Integer = 1 To filters.Count
    Dim condition as FilterCondition = filters.Item(i)
    if condition.FieldName = "CUSTOMERS.TYPEID"
      Dim typeID as string = condition.Values.Item(0).Value
      SQApplication.AddProperty("CustomerTypeFilter", typeID)
    End If
  return True
end function

Special note on custom SFQApplication properties when using C# or VB.NET

When using C# or VB.NET as your scripting language, you can retrieve custom SFQApplication properties (that you added via SFQApplication.AddProperty()) using the SFQApplication.GetProperty() method. You can set the value of a custom property using SFQApplication.SetProperty().

If your custom property is an object (COM or .NET), you can call methods of it using ReflectionService.CallMethod(), set properties of it using ReflectionService.SetProperty(), and get properties from it using ReflectionService.GetProperty().

See the COMScriptTest script below as an example of using these methods.

public static object COMScriptTest(string param1, bool param2)
  // Retrieve custom SFQApplication Property
  object oCOMObject = SQApplication.GetProperty("oCOMObject");

  // Call method of custom SFQApplication Property
  string result = (string)ReflectionService.CallMethod(oCOMObject, "MethodName", 
    param1, param2);

  // Get property of custom SFQApplication Property
  bool boolProperty = (bool)ReflectionService.GetProperty(oCOMObject, "BoolProperty");

  // Set property of custom SFQApplication Property
  ReflectionService.SetProperty(oCOMObject, "BoolProperty", false);

  // Set value of custom SFQApplication Property
  SQApplication.SetProperty("oCOMObject", null);

  return boolProperty;

The same script in VB.NET would be:

public shared function COMScriptTest(param1 as String, param2 as Boolean) as object

  ' Retrieve custom SFQApplication Property
  Dim oCOMObject as Object = SQApplication.GetProperty("oCOMObject")

  ' Call method of custom SFQApplication Property
  Dim result as String = ReflectionService.CallMethod(oCOMObject, "MethodName",
    param1, param2)

  ' Get property of custom SFQApplication Property
  Dim boolProperty as Boolean = ReflectionService.GetProperty(oCOMObject,

  ' Set property of custom SFQApplication Property
  ReflectionService.SetProperty(oCOMObject, "BoolProperty", false)

  ' Set value of custom SFQApplication Property
  SQApplication.SetProperty("oCOMObject", Nothing)

  return boolProperty
End Function

See also

Application Object

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