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foxpro project in web

foxpro project in web

hi all
I wanted to publish my Fox Pro project on the web pages but was very frustrated when I heard about a program called FoxinCould but although I followed its instructions, the project templates were not eventually shown on the web page as I wanted
Is there a way to publish my project on web pages in a simple easy way other than the Foxincloud.

RE: foxpro project in web

What exactly do you mean by "publish a project on the web pages"? Do you mean you have a VFP application, and you want to convert it to a web-based application?

If so, then FoxInCloud is one the more useful ways of doing that. If you didn't succeed in getting it to work, I suggest you first seek support for the specific problem you had. But keep in mind that, regardless of what tool you use, you will be faced with a complex conversion process.

Web-based applications have some fundamental differences from desktop apps, and there is no completely satisfactory way of automating the conversion of one to the other. If you didn't succeed with FoxInCloud, you might well face the same difficulties with another tool.

Personally, if I was in your place, I would forget about trying to convert the Foxpro app, and would develop the web-based app from the ground up. I actually did that a few years ago, and although it took quite a lot of time and effort, the result is a much better application (not to mention the new skills in enabled me to acquire).

If I've misunderstood what you are trying to achieve, please clarify.


Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: foxpro project in web

Yes, I really want to convert it to a web-based application, but there are problems with converting the code manually. I do not understand it and where exactly is the change. there is problem in:
1 - Change the manual code in the models (what is the change and where to put it).
2- After the required steps have been completed, a message appears stating that the server is not working.
What's the solution
Oops, I am a beginner in foxincloud and I do not know how to master it!

RE: foxpro project in web

Hi Amedoo,

Are you aware there exsists a where you can post your questions?



RE: foxpro project in web

You didn't get the point of what I said. You say there are problems with converting the code manually. I am saying that there will always be problems and difficulties in converting the code, whether manualy or otherwise, and regardless of what tools you use. That's why I suggested not trying to convert exiting code, but to treat the web application for what it is - a new application.

Obviously, this will depend on your skills, your aptitudes and the way you like to work. But don't make the mistake of thinking you only need to convert some code, forms, reports, etc. There's much more to it than that.

So what exactly are you asking? You started this thread by asking for alternatives to FoxInCloud. But you also seem to be asking for help with a specific FoxInCloud problem. In the latter case, you should do as Jockey suggested and post your question in a dedicated FoxInCloud forum.


Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: foxpro project in web

Please Mike tell what you choose for your first Web Application from the scratch as VFP Programmer and what you think what is the easiest Web platform for a Visual foxPro Programmer

RE: foxpro project in web

Well, I can't tell you what the project was because I did it for a client. It's wasn't anything I chose to do. The decision to create a web application from scratch was made in consultation with the client and other team members. I had previously evaluated FoxInCloud, but decided that it wasn't the best approach in our particular case.

As for the best platform, the very first thing you need to do is learn HTML and CSS - and probably some JavaScript too. That's pretty fundamental. On the server side, we chose PHP with a MySQL back end. That turned out to be a good choice for us, but I'm not saying it will be the right choice in all cases. As is always the case when choosing a platform, you've got to take many factors into account.


Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: foxpro project in web

Hi ameedoo3000

Did you review the FoxInCloud Live Tutorial?
You can review the major adaptations and see ALL the VFP code currently running on the Web server.

If you've downloaded the FoxInCloud Application Server (which i believe as you're trying to display your HTML forms), you can run the same tutorial locally (see the FoxinCloud menu in VFP IDE) and open all the source code.

As Koen suggested, if you still have questions, you can get free support on (FoxInCloud section).

We are monitoring the West-wind support forum more often than tek-tips.

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