In the FPW or FPD help look for "Configuring FoxPro" - "Startup Files" and
"Special CONFIG.FPW Settings" for information on the CONFIG file.
1) The answer depends on whether the default values are "good enough". I
almost always install a CONFIG.FPW file on each system - especially if it's
a multi-user network based application. To expand on this, if the
application uses the resource file, I point at a local copy, since it can't
be shared on the network. I also include the temporary file information that
points to a local drive to speed up processing. I also use it to change the
caption and set the screen off so my 'splash' screen appears first (at least
in VFP 5.0 apps).
2) In the runtime environment the CONFIG file is only used at startup, so
your program doesn't explicitly need to reference it. Although, I always
have a screen, that among other things, displays the location of the CONFIG
file it used (to make sure it's using the one I think it supposed to be
3) You can use the TITLE option to change the caption.
To summarize, the following is a typical CONFIG.FPW for one of my setups:
Note: To put make sure this CONFIG file is used, the shortcut would then be:
>I have some questions about using the file CONFIG.FPW (that i can't find in
>the manual) used to define all the settings.
>1 - Does i have to install a "config.fpw" in each computer that uses my
>2 - How do i reference my program to call the "fpw" file, when i'm starting
>3 - Using the "fpw" allows to appear the name of my application in the
>SCREEN.CAPTION, when the application starts to run; instead of appearing
>"Microsoft Visual Fox Pro", wait 2 or 3 seconds (loading) and then execute
>the first line of my MAIN program:
>screen.caption = "myapplname"