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VFP Won't Start in Windows 10

VFP Won't Start in Windows 10

VFP Won't Start in Windows 10

(OP)
Hi All
VFP version 9
Well it does start, shows the splash screen then disappears. It is actually running but I can't see anything. I have checked the Config.fpw file and it has resource=off and screen=on. I have been programming on it for years, it has been running fine on Windows 10 since it came out. Compiled applications I have build run fine so I doubt it is a problem with dll's. I have deleted all the files, copied from my backups and restarted the computer.
TIA, John

RE: VFP Won't Start in Windows 10

After you start it, try

CODE -->

MOVE WINDOW SCREEN CENTER
MOVE WINDOW COMMAND CENTER 

(Type carefully)

RE: VFP Won't Start in Windows 10

(OP)
Thanks Dan, there is nowhere to type, no command window no nothing. However I did what you said and pressed Enter and it worked ! Thank you very much for your help, I was quite worried there for a bit.
Cheers, John

RE: VFP Won't Start in Windows 10

There may not be any visible place to type on screen, but that's only because it got moved off screen. It's still there as you've found.

Glad to hear it helped!

RE: VFP Won't Start in Windows 10

For future reference: If you have that in clipboard, it's easier.
Also, the _screen position is stored in the registry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualFoxPro\9.0\Desktop

Column = X position
Row = Y position
Zoomed = 1 means opening _screen maximised.

The command window position is separate, though, stored in foxuser.dbf, so renaming that would put it back to default position.
Once the screen and its menu is available you can start the debugger and use the Watch Window to execute commands via "watching" _VFP.Docmd("your command").

Bye, Olaf.





Olaf Doschke Software Engineering
https://www.doschke.name

RE: VFP Won't Start in Windows 10

(OP)
Thanks Olaf, I will definitely file that away for future reference

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