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Cannot locate the Microsoft Visual Foxpro support library version 6.0

Cannot locate the Microsoft Visual Foxpro support library version 6.0

Cannot locate the Microsoft Visual Foxpro support library version 6.0

(OP)
i was using visual foxpro 5.0 last time. I build executable program no problem. But when i use visual foxpro 6.0, i get "Cannot locate the Microsoft Visual foxpro support library". I like to try to know how to install, what dll file that should include without create the setup file. Only double click on exe file and make it run on any PC when move the folder over.

RE: Cannot locate the Microsoft Visual Foxpro support library version 6.0

You really should use either the Setup Wizard (and "check" the VFP support libraries option) or InstallShield and include the VFP6 Runtime Merge Module, to properly distribute the runtimes (including registration and properly honoring reference counters, etc).

However, it's been tried and accomplished to manually install the libraries; See: http://fox.wikis.com/wc.dll?Wiki~VFPRuntimeFiles (this link only details v7 & v8, but similar filenames applied to v6)

RE: Cannot locate the Microsoft Visual Foxpro support library version 6.0

VCat88

I like to try to know how to install, what dll file that should include without create the setup file. Only double click on exe file and make it run on any PC when move the folder over.

May just ask one question? As a VFP programmer, what would make want to install a VFP application this way, knowing perfectly that that is the incorrect way and would only result in an unstable application?

Mike Gagnon

If you want to get the best response to a question, please check out FAQ184-2483 first.

RE: Cannot locate the Microsoft Visual Foxpro support library version 6.0

(OP)
How to register the vfp6.0 dll files?

RE: Cannot locate the Microsoft Visual Foxpro support library version 6.0

I understand the problem of VCat88.
I've prepared a lot of CD using VFP3.0 and VFP6.0, and one of the "point of strength" for which my CD won "the race" was the fact that they did not need to be installed (and, therefore, uninstalled). A lot of people really love to put a CD and run it without having to install anything!
If you don't need special features (ole, mapi calls,ecc...) but your app is a "simple" database application, then I've NEVER experienced any problem, under w95, w98 and NT), distributing the exe file and, in the same directory, the main dll files (vfp6r.dll and vfp6renu.dll).
Please note that I've distributed SEVERAL CD, uncluding one for the FAO: before distributing it, they gave my master to their experts, for a complete testing, and they did not find any problem. I've made some testing on Windows ME and on XP: I have not experienced any problem, but I have to admit that to be sure on these OS I need more testings.

Mike, I very well know that you totally disagree with my opinion, but some time I think that this solution can still be valid.

Gaetano

RE: Cannot locate the Microsoft Visual Foxpro support library version 6.0

Gaetano

Mike, I very well know that you totally disagree with my opinion, but some time I think that this solution can still be valid.

Yes, and I have seen stunt pilots fly an airplane with only one engine when two are required and survive.
But I only wish that if all beginner VFP programmers (Not to say that VCat88 is a beginner) spent as much time learning the correct procedure to install a VFP application as they do learning to write the program itself, a lot of "C000005" would be eliminated.
If you look at your "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Vfp98\Distrib.src\System", there are over 100 files there that could potentially require to be installed depending on the configuration of the OS and the application, I'm just not convinced that copy (and registering) 3 DLL's achieves the same result.

Mike Gagnon

If you want to get the best response to a question, please check out FAQ184-2483 first.

RE: Cannot locate the Microsoft Visual Foxpro support library version 6.0

Mike,
I will touch wood and pray for my only engine (my plane is still flying after lot of years...)


Anyway, let me take the occasion to thank you for all the fundamental information you share on this forum!

Gaetano

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