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Visual FoxPro 8.0 NameTitleCompany. Agenda 2.0  10 Years of Visual FoxPro  Road to VFP 8.0  Goals and overview of VFP 8.0  VFP 8.0 features and technology.

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1 Visual FoxPro 8.0 NameTitleCompany

2 Agenda 2.0  10 Years of Visual FoxPro  Road to VFP 8.0  Goals and overview of VFP 8.0  VFP 8.0 features and technology  Resources  Summary

3 10 Years of Visual FoxPro  Eric Rudder, Sr VP, Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft, has expressed Microsoft's thanks for the "Microsoft and FoxPro 10 Year Anniversary Card" sent to Microsoft.

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5 Beyond VFP 8.0 …

6 Microsoft Executive Support for Visual FoxPro 8.0 VIDEO

7 Road to Visual FoxPro 8.0  Base it on wish list customer feedback  Add new runtime features - end users  Enhance SQL Server connectivity  Increase.NET interoperability  Maintain backward compatibility

8 VFP 8.0 Goals - Overview  Provide a better Smart Client  Increased Windows Platform support  Improve Distributed Client (Web/COM)  More XML,.NET, SQL Server connectivity  Improve Developer Productivity  New base classes and error handling  Increase Discoverability  Better navigation and documentation

9 Visual FoxPro 8.0 and.NET  Works well with Visual Studio.NET  Greatly enhanced XML support  XML Web services  ADO.NET  VFP OLE DB Provider  ASP.NET Web forms .NET Windows forms  Visual FoxPro Toolkit for.NET  VFP and.NET teams working together

10 Productivity Enhancements  Taskpane  Toolbox  Empty class  AddProperty() and RemoveProperty()  Collection class  Structured Error Handling  TRY/CATCH/FINALLY  Event Binding  BINDEVENT() and RAISEEVENT()

11 Productivity Enhancements  Getfile() dialog  Auto-increment  Table designer  View Designer  Child member subclassing  VCX support for more classes  Many new features for Grid control  Code References tool  Stability is a feature!

12 New Report Writer Features  Page X of Y  Allow user to suppress printing dialog  Chain multiple reports as one print job  Print Page Header and Footer when Summary Band is on it's own page  Stretchable page Footer and Summary  Use DBC Field Caption Properties when dropping fields into a Report  Option for printer environment saving

13 XMLAdapter Class  Beyond XMLToCursor/CursorToXML  Hierarchical XML support  Multiple VFP data cursors to XML  XML to multiple VFP data cursors  XML diff grams  VFP data cursors, tables, DBC  ADO.NET compatible  XMLTable and XMLField classes  Full control of XSD schema used

14 CursorAdapter Class  Similar to DataAdapter in ADO.NET  ADO/OLEDB  ODBC  Native VFP cursors  XML and XML Web services  Programmable events  Stored procedures control

15 CursorAdapter Class DBF SQL DBF SQL Data Source XML Remote Views SQL PassThrough VFP Cursors VFP Cursors CursorAdapter Auto-Update Object Methods/Events Custom Commands Stored Procedures VFP Client ADO/OLEDB ODBC Native HTTP Native

16 New Data Features  DataEnvironment subclassing  DataEnvironment Builder  CursorAdapter class  CursorAdapter Builder  XMLAdapter class  Form BindControls property  Enhanced VFP OLE DB Provider  VFP 8.0 and VS.NET interoperability

17 VFP 8.0 XML Web Services  OLEDB  ASP.NET  WinForm  Phone  Pocket PC  Tablet PC

18 VFP 8.0 Performance  LOCAL a1[10000] x1=SECONDS() FOR i = 1 TO a1[i]=CREATEOBJECT("Custom") ENDFOR RELEASE a1 x2=SECONDS() ? x2-x1  VFP 7.0 = 24.5 seconds  VFP 8.0 = 0.45 seconds

20 GotDotNet.com VFP Web Site   VFP 8.0 case study template download  Sr VP Eric Rudder on VFP 8.0 video  New VFP with VS.NET resource links  More updated content coming soon

21 Resources  MSDN Subscriptions     

22 Summary & Call to Action  Educate and evangelize to others  Great new features in VFP 8.0  VFP 8.0 works great with SQL Server  VFP 8.0 works great with VS.NET  Upgrade applications for VFP 8.0  MSDN now, stand-alone mid-March  Submit VFP 8.0 case studies  Be active in the FoxPro community  Use and talk about VFP 8.0!!!


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