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™. Introduction Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0 Rainer Becker MSP, MCP, MVP, dFPUG ISYS GmbH, W&B GmbH. Mission. Visual FoxPro 5.0 is the high performance, object-oriented development environment for creating state-of-the-art desktop and client/server database applications. Key Themes.

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Introduction microsoft visual foxpro 5 0 rainer becker msp mcp mvp dfpug isys gmbh w b gmbh

Introduction Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0Rainer BeckerMSP, MCP, MVP, dFPUGISYS GmbH, W&B GmbH


Mission

Mission

Visual FoxPro 5.0 is the high performance, object-oriented development environment for creating state-of-the-art desktop and client/server database applications


Key themes

Key Themes

  • Powerful ActiveX Extensibility/Interoperability

  • Performance, Performance, Performance

  • Improved Connectivity Features

  • Enhanced Development Environment


Activex extensibility

ActiveX Extensibility

  • Automation

    • Great Client

    • Great Server

    • Custom Automation Servers

    • Remote Automation


Activex extensibility1

ActiveX Extensibility

  • Great ActiveX Controls Host

    • Enhanced support for SubClassing ActiveX Controls (.OBJECT)

    • ISimpleFrame


Great performance

Great Performance

  • Client/Server Performance

    • Aggregating SQL Deletes

    • Fetch Performance

    • Pre-compile SQL pass-thru stmts/views

  • OLE Performance

    • Type libraries for faster lookup of properties/methods

    • Form Load/Refresh with OLE bound/unbound controls


Connectivity

Connectivity

  • Offline Views

    • Create ‘snapshot’ of VFP or remote datasources and disconnect

    • Reconnect, batch updates and resolve conflicts

  • ODBC 3.0 support


Connectivity1

Connectivity

  • VFP ODBC Driver

    • Fast Access to 2.x and 3.0 Tables and 3.0 Database Tables via ODBC API

    • Respects Rules, Triggers, Default Values

    • Thread Safe

    • Separate Threads for Query Processing and Results Fetching


Connectivity2

Connectivity

  • Deploy Automation Servers on the Web

    • Remote automation

    • Foxisapi.dll

    • Bundled classes generate HTML

    • Sample app included


Enhanced development environment

Enhanced Development Environment

  • Visual SourceSafe

  • IDE

    • Color coded editor

    • Debugger (Event Tracking, Call Stack)

    • Command Window


Enhanced development environment1

Enhanced Development Environment

  • Language

    • ParentClass

    • Collections (For Each)

    • HIDDEN

    • ASSERT/SET ASSERT

    • DROP TABLE/VIEW

    • SQLPREPARE()

    • SET NULLDISPLAY


Enhanced development environment2

Enhanced Development Environment

  • Multiuser DBC

  • Intelligent controls

    • default/configurable caption

    • default/configurable control type

    • can associate a class with a field

  • Language

    • = and ? not required

    • TopN and Ansi 92 Outer Join


What to buy

What to Buy

  • Visual FoxPro Professional

    • includes re-distribution tools, licensing

    • must acquire VSS separately

  • Visual FoxPro Standard eliminated

    • low volume

    • Visual FoxPro 3.0 Std can upgrade to Visual FoxPro 5.0 Pro

  • Competitive/Version Upgrade, Academic Edition also available


Visual foxpro the future

Visual FoxPro: The Future

  • Next version (5.5) is being started now

  • Continued development as full member of Visual Tools family (VB, VC, VJ, etc)

  • Building components for other Microsoft tools and the Internet

  • More info at European Visual FoxPro DevCon, CeBIT, dFPUG


Fragen

Fragen?

dFPUG o6173-950903CIS 100024,1364


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