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Can Visual FoxPro 9.0 be used to build a web application?

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  • I want to create a web application using Microsoft FoxPro 9.0 like what we can do in .NET.
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:42 AM

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  • Goodness yes, and free as well!:

    http://activevfp.codeplex.com

    activevfp has some advantages the others don't with using threads on the web.

    From the Microsoft VFP 9 FAQ (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vfoxpro/bb190289.aspx):
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    Q: Can I use Visual FoxPro to build Web applications?

    Visual FoxPro COM components can be used with Internet Information Services (IIS) to build high-powered Internet database applications. This is because Visual FoxPro components can be called from Active Server Pages (ASP). Visual FoxPro is compatible with ASP but works even better in conjunction with the more modern ASP.NET. The components will retrieve and manipulate data, and will build some of the HTML returned to the user."

    VFP mtdlls are the recommended technology.  You can also use them for Web Services called from a .NET ASMX page.  All the app logic stays in VFP and .NET is just used to make the call.
    Claude Fox - http://www.codeplex.com/activevfp - Open Source VFP web development
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:37 AM

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    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 3:25 AM
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  • Goodness yes, and free as well!:

    http://activevfp.codeplex.com

    activevfp has some advantages the others don't with using threads on the web.

    From the Microsoft VFP 9 FAQ (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vfoxpro/bb190289.aspx):
    "

    Q: Can I use Visual FoxPro to build Web applications?

    Visual FoxPro COM components can be used with Internet Information Services (IIS) to build high-powered Internet database applications. This is because Visual FoxPro components can be called from Active Server Pages (ASP). Visual FoxPro is compatible with ASP but works even better in conjunction with the more modern ASP.NET. The components will retrieve and manipulate data, and will build some of the HTML returned to the user."

    VFP mtdlls are the recommended technology.  You can also use them for Web Services called from a .NET ASMX page.  All the app logic stays in VFP and .NET is just used to make the call.
    Claude Fox - http://www.codeplex.com/activevfp - Open Source VFP web development
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:37 AM