The Visual FoxPro Toolkit for .NET is a class library with over 225 Visual FoxPro 7.0 functions for use with any .NET language. The included VFPToolkitNET.DLL is a .NET managed code DLL (not a COM wrapper) and does not require Visual FoxPro. The functions supported execute extremely fast since they are all written in .NET and compiled into a managed code .NET DLL. Included is a reference and tutorial stand-alone CHM help file as well as Visual Studio .NET integrated dynamic help using the same CHM help file. Full IntelliSense and Dynamic Help is enabled for the VFP functions when programming in any .NET language. Using the VFP Toolkit or .NET, most Visual FoxPro 7.0 functions become available in Visual Basic .NET or any other .NET language. Functions like STRTOFILE() convert a string to a file in only one line of code.
The Visual FoxPro Toolkit for .NET does not teach developers Visual Studio .NET programming, but it does enable developers to do .NET programming much quicker and write less code based on what they are familiar with combined with how these functions reduce coding overall. It is not pseudo-VFP syntax, it is "real" VFP syntax and works most naturally in Visual Basic .NET since it no namespacing is required. The .NET Framework and Visual Basic .NET (or any .NET language) must still be learned. What this toolkit does is assist Visual FoxPro developers using .NET since there is a much quicker learning curve for .NET programming having these functions available. The Visual FoxPro Toolkit for .NET is not a replacement to any .NET language. It compliments and enhances the experience and productivity of .NET language programming.
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4/27/2002 12:21:40 PM
I've been predicting for six years that Microsoft would provide an object model for using FP syntax in VB. Six years ago, I think it would have had an impact on the FP world. Today, those who cling to VFP are married to the data engine as much as the syntax. Without a way to tap the VFP data engine, VFP'ers aren't going to be adopting .NET in droves.
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