NET: What the hell is Visual FoxPro?

Posted on May 28, 2006. Filed under: .Net, Visual FoxPro |

Aimed at .Net developers, here's two quick screencasts about Microsoft's Visual FoxPro tool, covering databinding and very simple SQL Server access:
http://www.craigbailey.net/screencasts.htm

And here's an 'elevator' pitch on Visual FoxPro (OK, so maybe it is a bit long – perhaps it is a 'Wynyard Station escalator' speech…):
http://www.craigbailey.net/whatisVFP.htm

Acknowledgement: Thanks to Calvin Hsia for the script of one of the screencasts.

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5 Responses to “NET: What the hell is Visual FoxPro?”

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Hey check spelling – Calvin.

Thanks – typo fixed.

Also note that VFP is supported all the way until 2015, now – a full extra 365 days!

How different is FoxPro than, VB, VC++ etc, if they can be compared that is, Cause I have seen it so many times but never tried it, cant understand it really.

Hi Qwerty
It is difficult to compare the products, although I would describe VFP as a combination of VB + Access in terms of the ease of database management with the ease of RAD form design. VFP is a lot more powerful than Access in the database department but not up there with the big boys like SQL Server etc.
VC++ is not really database focussed as such, and would be much richer for tying apps to the Win APIs than VFP say. That said, I am no longer a VC++ developer (I was many years ago) so things have changes a bit I’m sure.
VFP’s main claim is that it does data related work extremely easily and well.
Thanks for reading.
Cheers,
Craig


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