The long-awaited sequel to Whil's "Programming VFP 3.0," this volume covers the basics of developing a wide range of applications quickly, covers all of the new commands, functions, features and tools of Visual FoxPro 6.0, and describes, step-by-step, how to build a traditional LAN application with VFP as the foundation. Finishes up with an overview of new Visual Studio technologies, including MTS, ADO, and all the new Windows buzzwords and how they fit in with VFP. Includes electronic chapters that show how to convert the original LAN application to a client-server back end and to a Web-based multi-tier architecture. Required reading for everyone opening up the box. Whether you're completely new to Visual FoxPro, an old hand with FoxPro 2.x but new to the Visual world, or comfortable with VFP 3.0/5.0 but need to know what's new in VFP 6.0, The Fundamentals has the information you need to build LAN, Client/Server and multi-tier distributed Visual Studio applications on a Visual FoxPro foundation.
The purpose of this book is to get you, an intelligent computer user who has the wisdom and foresight to choose Visual FoxPro as one of their development tools, up to speed with Visual FoxPro 6.0. Whether you are new to the entire Fox environment or upgrading from a previous version of FoxPro—specifically FoxPro 2.6 for Windows or FoxPro 2.6 for DOS, but also Visual FoxPro 3.0—this book will take you from the very beginning and have you comfortable with building traditional LAN applications by the middle of the book.