Does any one still use FoxBase+ ? 
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 Does any one still use FoxBase+ ?
All of the code that you wrote in Foxbase+ should work fine in Foxpro,
your apps should port up with little or no effort.

"In the computer business, the only constant is change."



Sun, 23 Aug 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Does any one still use FoxBase+ ?

BR->I love the simplicity (and versatility) of FoxBase+.  Is there any one
  ->out there who would like to exchange programs with me?

I also LOVE Foxbase+ for the same reason. I can make it do LOTS of
things, easier, faster and (to me) neater than ALL the newer versions.
Pity so many people think the Windows (and lookalike) stuff is so good.

RogerB

 * 1st 2.00 #8319 * "Windws is ine for bckgroun comunicaions" - Bll Gats, 192



Sun, 23 Aug 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Does any one still use FoxBase+ ?


Quote:

>BR->I love the simplicity (and versatility) of FoxBase+.  Is
there any one
>  ->out there who would like to exchange programs with me?

>I also LOVE Foxbase+ for the same reason. I can make it do LOTS
of
>things, easier, faster and (to me) neater than ALL the newer
versions.
>Pity so many people think the Windows (and lookalike) stuff is
so good.

>RogerB

> * 1st 2.00 #8319 * "Windws is ine for bckgroun comunicaions" -

Bll Gats, 192

It is good to use what you are comfortable with, but there are
two REALLY good reasons to change to the DOS version of 2.6.  
First off is the report writer.  Moving (in the old days) to
FoxPro 1.x, using all of my FoxBase+ code was made more than
worthwile by this new feature, even though I had to tweek the
heck out of memory stuff to get it to run w/the network etc.  In
2.x the screen builder was introduced, and it was again worth the
price of admission, even if all you were doing was to build the

Oh yeah, one more GIANT advantage is multiple read levels.  It
was always a pain to validate single fields w/ popup lists etc.
in FoxBase+.

I've still got some old stuff lying around, tools mostly, that
might help you out.  Drop me a line.
--
Ski.
-------------------------------------------------------
Mark S. Swiencki - Systems Analyst
Section of General Internal Medicine
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

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Mon, 24 Aug 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Does any one still use FoxBase+ ?


Quote:


>>BR->I love the simplicity (and versatility) of FoxBase+.  Is
>there any one
>>  ->out there who would like to exchange programs with me?

>>I also LOVE Foxbase+ for the same reason. I can make it do LOTS
>of
>>things, easier, faster and (to me) neater than ALL the newer
>versions.
>>Pity so many people think the Windows (and lookalike) stuff is
>so good.

>>RogerB

>> * 1st 2.00 #8319 * "Windws is ine for bckgroun comunicaions" -
>Bll Gats, 192

>It is good to use what you are comfortable with, but there are
>two REALLY good reasons to change to the DOS version of 2.6.  
>First off is the report writer.  Moving (in the old days) to
>FoxPro 1.x, using all of my FoxBase+ code was made more than
>worthwile by this new feature, even though I had to tweek the
>heck out of memory stuff to get it to run w/the network etc.  In
>2.x the screen builder was introduced, and it was again worth the
>price of admission, even if all you were doing was to build the

>Oh yeah, one more GIANT advantage is multiple read levels.  It
>was always a pain to validate single fields w/ popup lists etc.
>in FoxBase+.

>I've still got some old stuff lying around, tools mostly, that
>might help you out.  Drop me a line.

I still code in foxbase + not so much in Dos but SCO unix.  I actually use
Foxpro 2.6 in Unix and Dos as well.  Foxpro definately has its advantages with
the ability to have far more databases open at once, automated popup screens,
WINDOWS that don't permenantly overlay an existing screen ( i know you can
save and recall a screen in foxbase + but its much slower and watching the
screen redraw is not very proffessional looking) And the report writer is
worth every penny you pay for Foxpro itself, HOWEVER, there is a price to pay
for this overhead.  Speed.  I don't care how optimized the rushmore techniqe
is, in side by side comparisons, same data base same index files, Foxbase + is
faster in processing.  It loads faster, sorts and reads faster as well.  This
is in Unix.  The descrepency is less noticable in Dos enviroments.  But I
agree that Foxbase + is easier to move around in.  I usually create all
databases with Foxbase + and write code for Foxpro.  I love Foxbase + and
probably will never stop coding in it.  And that's not all.  From ALL the
negative comments and complaints that I"ve heard about right here in this news
group about VFP, I will probably never go to VFP.

 My Versions of Foxbase + and Foxpro For Dos are   Foxbase + 2.00  Foxpro
2.6b.  For Unix: Foxbase + 2.1.2d  Foxpro 2.6.

                                Very much STILL a Foxbase+ user

                                                Tim..



Fri, 28 Aug 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 
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