Using My for Settings Management

Just about every FoxPro application has a need to store settings. Whether it be the startup folder or various application preferences, they have to be stored somewhere. Of course, that begs the question “where”? Back in the DOS days, many developers stored settings directly in a DBF table. This sometimes created a table with one record and lots of fields which was immediately useless once you had more than 255 settings (many applications continue this tradition today). When Windows started becoming popular, many started to follow the INI approach, creating settings like [application]suppresslogin = truename = george [timezone] This approach …

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Awaiting Sedna

According to Craig, Sedna Release Appears to be Imminent… This is, of course, great news for FoxPro developers as they have been waiting (im) patiently for it since October when they released SP2. I had noted it on an earlier post and asked around, finding out that Sedna got put behind VS2008 and SQL 2008 in the “release” queue. (Good to see that Craig is providing more details on it, although an updated EULA from Legal certainly isn’t something I hoped to see – what new things could they have possibly put into it from June’s CTP?) But since then, …

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MS VFP starts its departure – are you ready for community-based VFP?

Looks like Craig Bailey got the first link up on this but every FoxPro developer needs to see it here What does it all mean? Well, yes – no more “Microsoft” VFP after Sedna and SP2 – although it is supported through 2015. But perhaps more importantly – all of the Sedna code is being released into Codeplex – so we can all extend it further. This is a very strong point as it means we, as FoxPro developers, can continue to expand on the tool and make it better. There will always be areas that we might gripe and …

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