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Can you Convert Foxpro (DOS) to Visual Foxpro ?

Can you Convert Foxpro (DOS) to Visual Foxpro ?

Can you Convert Foxpro (DOS) to Visual Foxpro ?

I am a Systems Analyst using Foxpro (for DOS).  We have just converted our data (databases) to a system called SASI, which is a Windows system using DB4 format.

Since we (programmers) do not have the source code for SASI (except considerable queries, etc), we want to determine if we could CONVERT some of our Foxpro (DOS) programs (to include VFP code of course) to Visual Foxpro.

If this can be done (and hopefully so for now because of the customized code and the time to redevelop same), how/what/where are the questions!

Any comments/suggestions are appreciated!

Jerry Rowe

RE: Can you Convert Foxpro (DOS) to Visual Foxpro ?

Jerry, does this include screens and reports, or just straight PRGs?

Reports can be converted fairly well, but you'll need to spend some time adjusting the formatting and fonts; this can be tedious on complicated reports.

Screens can be converted, but the results will be pretty icky.  If its only a couple of simple screens, you could probably live with it; but if there are substantial data-entry type screens, you'd be better off (reliability- and time-wise) rewriting them.

Robert Bradley

FoxDev - Visual FoxPro Development

RE: Can you Convert Foxpro (DOS) to Visual Foxpro ?

Gastarás mucho tiempo, haciéndo ajustes al código.

Te aconsejo que reescribas tu aplicación aprovechando las técnicas de programación orientada a objetos en lo relativo a forms, prgs, etc.

En cuanto al banco de datos no hay mayor problema.

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