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Rafael Copquin, November 21, 2016
This article demonstrates an ability to parse the select command passed as a parameter, for the development of a cursor adapter that can be used to retrieve records form a SQL Server engine. The class analyzes the select statement and creates the updatablefieldlist, updatenamelist and cursorschema t...
Rafael Copquin, June 5, 2013
When Microsoft discontinued development of Visual FoxPro, many would-be writers on VFP issues stopped sending articles to the UniversalThread and as a result, no more articles on VFP were published, with a few exceptions. Over the years, I kept receiving requests from many readers for a continu...
Hugh Winters, January 1, 2001
Dear Hugh, Michel, Universal Thread, and the FoxPro Community: On behalf of the FoxPro team, I want to send my thanks for the “Microsoft and FoxPro 10 Year Anniversary Card” from the community. We received the special anniversary hats and shirts, and of course, we enjoyed the airplane flying over...
Hugh Winters, January 1, 2001
Pictured by David Chilcott, Outformations More than 100 Visual FoxPro developers and others attended a presentation by Ken Levy on the topic of Visual FoxPro and Microsoft Dot Net interoperability. The event was located at the ProBusiness facilities in Pleasanton, California and was h...
Hugh Winters, January 1, 2001
1992-2002    On behalf of the thousands of FoxPro developers and programmers worldwide and the millions of users they serve with software applications written in Visual FoxPro, it is our distinct honor and privilege to wish all of the fine peop...
Hugh Winters, January 1, 2001
"Boss, de plane! de plane!" Large view of the banner Overall view of the plane Some of the Fox team members prepare for the plane to fly over with the FoxPro banner, taken at about 11:25am PST. Picture includes Calvin Hsia (Lead Developer, Visual FoxPro) ...
Hugh Winters, January 1, 2001
Many thanks to all who signed the card Congratulations for your 10th anniversary birthday since the purchase of Fox Software! Keep it rolling!Michel Fournier, Fournier Transformation, Anjou, Quebec, CanadaThanks for bringing me such a wonderful product. Here's my sincere hope for another 10 years...
Hugh Winters, January 1, 2001
June 4, 2002 Boss, de plane! de plane! Video of the plane Just the other night I was reading about the history of Visual FoxPro when it came to me that this month (June 2002) marks the 10th anniversary of Microsoft's purchase of FoxPro. As I thought back about that time, sud...
James Edgar, January 1, 2001
(Originally published under this title in Virtual FoxPro Users Group Newsletter of January 2001.) Mouse management in Visual FoxPro can be a little trying. It’s hard to determine in code where the mouse is positioned on a form and it seems almost impossible to force FoxPro to consistently ...
James Weil, January 1, 2001
According to Microsoft, the Visual Foxpro setup can be run in quiet mode. RUN setup.exe /Q This will launch and run setup without user intervention. The following parameters will run Setup in quiet mode with various options: /Q will run setup with the "Initializing setup..." dialogue...
James Edgar, January 1, 2001
This paper was written in 1993 and has been modified periodically from time to time since that date. It has absolutely no application to the law in alien lands such as Canada or Louisiana. There is an ancient truism among attorneys that "An oral contract is not worth the paper it wasn't written on....
John Koziol, January 1, 2001
This is the presentation article for a introduction to data buffering for experienced FPD/FPW people I gave. It's an overview to buffering and basic buffering uses and commands. Data Buffering in Visual FoxPro Introduction to Data Buffering in Visual FoxPro Prepared for the Tal...
Jim Nelson, January 1, 2001
Current behaviour of RELEASE where OBJECT memvars are concerned The Help for the RELEASE command of both VFP 5 and VFP 6 summarizes its function (in the header statement) as follows: "Removes variables and arrays from memory" Now this does not explicitly state that OBJECTs are included in t...
Janis Booth, January 1, 2001
The N-tier model The term N-Tier refers to the various levels of responsibility is a system’s design. The N in N-tier can be any number from 2 on up. A very common design is the 3-Tier model. In the 3-tier model the application is divided into 3 distinct tiers of responsibility, the user ...
Janis Booth, January 1, 2001
User interface design is a vast and often misunderstood area of application design. Too often, in application development, there is a large amount of time spent designing the data and the application framework. There is very little time spent designing the user interface. We build forms and pu...
Janis Booth, January 1, 2001
This session will be focused on the new OLE Drag and Drop capabilities in Visual FoxPro 6.0. Although our focus is on Drag and Drop we will spend some time discussing the user interface technique of direct manipulation in some detail in order to understand where drag and drop fits into user inter...
Janis Booth, January 1, 2001
Object oriented system development is new to many of us and being new it presents some challenges. Among those is the process of planning and managing a project. Most of us have developed projects before. On those projects we have worked with the users to discover what the system was to do and ho...
Janis Booth, January 1, 2001
Visual FoxPro is Object Oriented. So what does that to me as a developer? How can object orientation make my life easier? We all know there is a learning curve to climb in order to understand objects and we’ve been told there is a payoff for climbing that curve. This papern will investigate ...
John Harvey, January 1, 2001
FoxPro is alive and well! Devcon had many eye opening sessions and the technology is moving forward. I wished this version had been version 3. With all the new wizards and the extensible framework, we should pick up alot of new users. The learning curve coupled with the lack of a built-in framew...
Vladimir Shevchenko, January 1, 2001
Let assume that you live anywhere around the globe and want to develop an application with multilanguage support. It does not matter where do you live: Russia, USA, Canada, Switzerland etc, because you will always get the same problems with localization of user interfaces. Nowadays, you have differ...
Eric Moore, January 1, 2001
One of the questions most often asked on the Universal Thread by beginning to intermediate users is ‘How can I use my control classes in my grids?’ Well, answering that is easy. Right-click on the grid, choose edit from the popup menu, click on the column in which you want your new control to go, cl...
Michel Fournier, January 1, 2001
Xitech (Europe) produces tools for the Windows software developer. They specialize in FoxPro Developer tools, data and code recovery and security. In this article, we will see an overview of 5 of their tools. You will find more details about each of them from Xitech documentation. To get Xitech cont...
Jerry Kreps, January 1, 2001
A review of Nelson King’s "Visual Foxpro 5.0 For Windows - Developing an Application Framework," 892 pages, ISBN 1-55851-560-7, with a 1.44 Mb diskette containing a sample framework. The book is rated at "Intermediate to Advanced" It is not. It would be better described as being at the beginning ...
Vladimir Shevchenko, January 1, 2001
One of my clients wants to have a smart grid class. Among other cool features this class should be able to remove the columns from the grid on the fly. Basically, the user will click the right button over the grid and choose from popup menu the Remove current column option. I said, "No problem, Sir"...
Tom Hayward, January 1, 2001
As a long time "traditional" FoxPro programmer finding myself in the middle of learning Visual FoxPro 5.0, I have watched topics pop up which sometimes launch many people into sort of a frustrated attempt to lay out some arguments quickly into a sort of helpful response. One of these topics is th...