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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Converting a FoxBase+ 2.10 program

    This is my first time posting a message in dbforums and I hope that someone out there can help me with this question!

    About 10 years ago I started to develop a rather large program using FoxBase+ 2.10. Even to this day many thousands of people are still using it. Even though it is a dos-based program it seems to run ok under Win XP. However....

    I have had many requests asking if I would come out with a Windows version of my program. Instead of having to start from scratch I wonder if there are any conversion programs out there that would take my code and port it to a Windows verson. I do happen to have the Enterprise edition of Visual Studio 6.0 that comes with Visual FoxPro 6.0. I seemed to have read that an earlier version of FoxPro may have had some conversion utility...I don't know for sure.

    I guess what I am asking for is whether or not what I want is feasible or whether I would have to start from the ground up coding in a Windows db language such a Visual FoxPro.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas?

    Ron Andersen
    ronandersen@juno.com

  2. #2
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    Since VFP supports OOP, and FoxBase doesn't my advice is to re-design your system in VFP from the ground up. This is the way I took when I converted FoxPro 2.5 DOS application to VFP 5.0. It paid itself several times.

    HTH

  3. #3
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    What is OOP?

    thanks,
    LA

  4. #4
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    OOP is abbreviation for Object Oriented Programming.

  5. #5
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    Hello,

    I think we are in the same shoes. I have a task to migrate FoxBase+ 2.01 database to Web Database MySQL. I am familiar with MySQL and PHP applications, but not FoxBase+.

    When I looked at FoxBase+ program, it is really like DOS program, which I experienced almost 15 years ago. In order to pick up FoxBase+ quickly, I need a user guild or manual. If you have one, could you send me a copy or direct me to public link? Your help will be highly appreciated. Thanks again.

    I would like to give you a hand If I could help you in any way.



    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Andersen
    This is my first time posting a message in dbforums and I hope that someone out there can help me with this question!

    About 10 years ago I started to develop a rather large program using FoxBase+ 2.10. Even to this day many thousands of people are still using it. Even though it is a dos-based program it seems to run ok under Win XP. However....

    I have had many requests asking if I would come out with a Windows version of my program. Instead of having to start from scratch I wonder if there are any conversion programs out there that would take my code and port it to a Windows verson. I do happen to have the Enterprise edition of Visual Studio 6.0 that comes with Visual FoxPro 6.0. I seemed to have read that an earlier version of FoxPro may have had some conversion utility...I don't know for sure.

    I guess what I am asking for is whether or not what I want is feasible or whether I would have to start from the ground up coding in a Windows db language such a Visual FoxPro.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas?

    Ron Andersen
    ronandersen@juno.com

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