5 Step Approach on VFP to .NET Migration

5 Step Approach on VFP to .NET Migration
When it comes to migrating VFP application to .NET, be noted that there is no magical wizard that converts the VFP application to .NET in one go. Various migration strategies are employed based on the complexity of the VFP application. It may be a combination of structured methodology, best practices, standardized coding and ensuring strict quality assurance procedures to manage migration of large scale VFP applications. A suitable strategy for migrating a… Read More »

4 Critical factors to consider before VB Migration

4 Critical factors to consider before VB Migration
Migrating the VB application to VB.NET environment means the developer should have a thorough understanding of both the languages. This knowledge is essential to reduce the number of upgrade issues by preparing the source code well in advance to starting the actual conversion. Proper understanding of the two languages play an important role in understanding the modifications that are required for the migration process to be more efficient. Here we examine … Read More »

Tips and challenges on how to Import FoxPro DBF file to Microsoft SQL Server

Tips and challenges on how to Import FoxPro DBF file to Microsoft SQL Server
Importing FoxPro database to SQL Server is a major concern as there are a lot of uncertainties associated with how well the application will survive the conversion. FoxPro is a file-server system that supports both Database Management System (DBMS) and Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), but it lacks in transactional processing. It is ever compelling to move on to SQL server backend as the client/server database is more efficient than file serve… Read More »

VB6 to .NET migration in 10 steps

VB6 to .NET migration in 10 steps
Converting VB6 code to VB.NET is not a simple process that can be executed easily in spite of using automation tools. A number of automation tools are available in the market, with Microsoft itself being shipped with Visual Basic Upgrade Wizard. Some of the major changes undergone in VB6 is in the Common Language Runtime (CLR) new programming model. To reap maximum benefit out of the new features and structures of VB.NET, it is advisable to rewrite major s… Read More »

Microsoft .NET – A Popular Platform for Legacy Migration

Microsoft .NET – A Popular Platform for Legacy Migration
Microsoft .NET is definitely a quantum leap over the traditional legacy systems like Visual FoxPro (VFP), COBOL, VB, etc. Though organizations have invested huge amounts in building their systems using legacy technologies, there is a need for migrating existing legacy applications into the .NET framework. So the question, as to which application needs migration to .NET is something to be debated on, whether the entire application or only selected component… Read More »

Top 3 Robust Platforms for Visual FoxPro Replacement

Top 3 Robust Platforms for Visual FoxPro Replacement
As hardware and operating systems continue to evolve, the 32 bit architecture based FoxPro seldom scales the requirements of modern business demands. Microsoft has announced the end of life of Visual FoxPro with VFP 9 version being the last one. Also, they revoked the mainstream and extended support for all versions of FoxPro and VFP. So what next? Moving your mission critical applications written in VFP to a stable and vendor supported platform requires s… Read More »

Choosing an Approach to Convert Visual Basic to .NET

Choosing an Approach to Convert Visual Basic to .NET
VB.NET conversion from an original VB application requires choosing between two design options – either re-build from scratch and thereby take full advantage of the .NET platform, or fit the existing code base to run on the .NET Framework which means running your old application on the new framework with no added functionality. Whichever you choose, developer code changes and reworks are inevitable as VB.NET is not backward compatible. From functionalit… Read More »
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