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VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?
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VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?

VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?

(OP)
Would it be possible to transfer the Help which is included in VFP into a readable document for an Android Smartphone?
So often I have to wait somewhere or I am travelling.
What is more interesting than to read and learn instead of reading nonense in twitter etc.
And not always I want to wear a laptop with Windows with me.

Just a question.
Regards
Klaus

Peace worldwide - it starts here...

RE: VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?

Klaus,

if you have data/wifi.... just go here or here using the chrome browser.

hth

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RE: VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?

There are a lot of CHM to HTML PDF converters, when you google it.

The simplest is to change the CHM file extension to ZIP and unzip the help, you'll see it's a bunch of HTML and any OS can deal with that.

Chriss

RE: VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?

Just a few CHM -> PDF converters to get you started:

https://www.convertfiles.com/convert/ebook/CHM-to-...

https://cloudconvert.com/chm-to-pdf

https://www.zamzar.com/convert/chm-to-pdf/

Once you have the file as a PDF, copy it to your Android device in the usual way, and then use the device's PDF viewer to access it.

Note that I just got the above links from a Google search. I don't know anything about the quality or reliability of these tools.

Mike

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Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?

There are also tools available that can convert from CHM to HTML (which you can open in the device's browser) or MOBI (which you can access on your Android device with the free Kindle e-book reader). But keep in mind that the target format might not support the full range of CHM features, such as the hierachical table of contents, the index or the favourites tab.

Mike

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Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?

Since your main goal is to use waiting times with learning, Hentzenwerke still has the most and best books about VFP, also as PDF.

Chriss

RE: VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?

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And of course there are several websites where you can read useful technical articles about VFP. Some examples:

Doug Hennig's technical papers

Tamar Granor's conference papers

Tamar Granor's articles

Open source version of the Hacker's Guide - refers mainly to older versions of VFP,but still very useful.

And, in an act of shameless self-promotion, my own articles and papers.

Between them these sites offer hours of reading, education and fun.

Mike

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Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?

(OP)
Hi Chris, Nigel and Mike,

I would like to thank you very much for the versatile help that I get from you again and again.
Now I have full stuff to learn more about that wonderful VFP.
Although I haven't been to this forum for many years after my retirement, I can say that nothing negative can been said about this great forum the whole time up to today and again and again when it comes to the quality of the answers.

I never have any arrogance or know-it-alls noticed here.

These answers also contain a lot of useful hints that will help me further.

I am also glad that many people from the "old core" are still here.
(Not all of them anymore, unfortunately - I also like to remember Ramani, Mike Gagnon, Craigsboyd, Chris Chamberlain, rgbean - to name a few - where are they all today?).

I hope they are all still alive.

Stay healthy - Klaus

Peace worldwide - it starts here...

RE: VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?

Thanks for those kind words, Klaus. I've always been happy to help out on Tek Tips when I've been able to, and I'm sure that goes for the other regulars as well. After all, they wouldn't be regulars if that was not the case.

Personally, I have probably received more help from various forums over the years than I have given in return. I go back to the old Compuserve days (before the world-wide web was universal). It was a great help to me in those days, and gave me good start, not only in dBase / FoxBase / FoxPro, but in many other areas as well.

Regarding your "where are they now?" list, it is a pity that we have also said goodbye to several others. Olaf Doshke is the most obvious example; JRB-Bldr also comes to mind. But Mike Gagnon is still very much around. Among others who are still active are Griff, Nigel Gomm, Mark (mjcmkrsr) and Dan Freeman. We also have one or two new regulars, notably Chris Miller. (My apologies to any other names who I should have mentioned here but didn't.)

Mike

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Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: VFP - help on a Smartphone with Android ?

(OP)
Hi Mike (Gagon),
I am very happy (maybe even more than you) that you are still alive.

Concerning your answer
Still here bigsmile

Quote (Mike Gagnon)



I hope to receive it in the same way in 2030 and beyond.
That of course also applies to everyone who is here in this forum - and if it is allowed, then I would like to take advantage of it for myself.

In this sense
take care of yourselves !


Best regards from Germany
Klaus

Peace worldwide - it starts here...

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