White Paper

The Macrosoft VFP Conversion Process:Role of DevOps Continuous Integration and Deployment Framework

By: G.N. Shah and R.O. Mueller

This is Macrosoft’s FULL adoption of the DevOps Continuous Integration (CI) and Deployment (CD) Framework as a key component of our VFP conversion methodology.

Macrosoft’s Newest and Most Significant Automation Tool for VFP Code Conversions is ready for Production Use

By: G.N. Shah and R.O. Mueller

Macrosoft is proud and excited to introduce our newest and most important automation tool for use in VFP Code Conversions: CodeMORPH 1.0.

Before Considering a Re-write, Give Your Older Enterprise Application New Life! Optimize and modernize your application via Digital Transformations

By M. B. Qari, M. Ismail, G.N. Shah and R.O. Mueller

The key point of this paper – we lay out about a dozen items that can make a very significant impact on your older enterprise application.

Building and Implementing the Right Testing Environment in VFP Migration Practice Turns out to be one of the more Difficult Challenges we Face

By B. Tikiz, G.N. Shah, I. Salahuddin, R.O. Mueller

One of the thorniest challenges we face in our VFP conversion work is building and implementing a complete testing environment for the new application.

General Data Protection Regulation : See how you are impacted, if you are still running on a Visual FoxPro Application

By J. Kullmann, G.N. Shah, R.O. Mueller

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all European Union (EU) individuals and companies selling goods or services to EU.

Data Morph – Macrosoft’s New Tool that Converts VFP Database Directly into SQL Database

By G.N. Shah, I. Salahuddin, R.O. Mueller and Baris Tikiz

Data Morph is a new tool that allows our clients to migrate, their VFP Database directly into a SQL Server Database, via a fully automated visual process.

New Testing Strategy for Converting HIPPA Compliant Legacy Applications

By G.N. Shah, I. Salahuddin, and R.O. Mueller

In this technical note, we describe Macrosoft’s new testing approach for converting/modernizing HIPPA-compliant legacy applications. We believe this approach provides a VERY EFFECTIVE method to final testing of a HIPPA-compliant application without ever jeopardizing patient data to any exposure risk.


By G.N. Shah and R.O. Mueller

In any VFP to .NET conversion, we will always need to replace the VFB database with a new database, usually Microsoft SQL Server. One question we are often asked is to compare features, and strengths and weaknesses of the VFP database with a new MS SQL Server database. This presentation compares the two – VFP Database and MS SQL Server based on 10 points:

Macrosoft Introduces DAZZLE 2.0 for VFP Conversion Project

By G.N. Shah and R.O. Mueller

Dazzle framework reduces time, avoids refactoring, generates a single coding standard, and provides for reusability of the code. We have incorporated major enhancements into Dazzle 2.0 which embodies a modern architectural framework, and strong building blocks (classes) that provide for a solid foundation.

Role of “BEST PRACTICES” in our VFP-to-.NET conversion projects

By G.N. Shah and R.O. Mueller

One of the main issues confronted by our customers is having multiple versions of the same basic application running for different clients. While rebuilding the new application we recommend our clients to design their core application using only ‘best practices’ from the industry in which they operate.

Undergoing Rationalization: The first Important Step to Modernizing FoxPro Legacy Application

By G.N. Shah, J. Kullmann, Ron Mueller

Application rationalization is less resource intensive when compared to a detailed analysis, thus helping client’s lower conversion costs. Using our proprietary automation tools we can quickly complete the application rationalization process in a short duration for a typical sized application.

Benefits of Our Automated Testing Program in VFP Conversion Projects

By G.N. Shah, O. Rifat, Venkat. R, J. Kullmann, Ron Mueller

Creating automated test cases in VFP conversion projects is an important factor that should not be overlooked. In fact, Macrosoft has always embraced and put into practice the creation of automated test cases for new applications.

Working Proof-of-Concept (POC) for VFP to .NET Conversion Projects

By G.N. Shah, J. Kullmann, A. Kahn, I. Salahuddin, R.O. Mueller

We strongly recommend our clients who are looking to migrate their VFP application to .NET, to build a working proof-of-concept immediately after the analysis phase is complete.

Macrosoft’s Way Of Modernizing Your Vfp Application To .Net

By Raja. K and J. Kullmann

Macrosoft has years of proven experience in migrating modest sized to very large VFP legacy applications. This have helped us to device our own indigenous tools that reduces the conversion costs and timelines for migration projects…

The 3 Fold Strategy For Converting Large, Tightly Integrated Vfp Legacy Systems

By G.N. Shah, I. Salahuddin, J. Singer and R.O. Mueller

Last year had been a year of opportunities for Macrosoft as we got to convert several ultra-large and tightly integrated VFP legacy applications, which motivated us to devise 3 migration strategies. Our first strategy for normal conversion…

Check Out Our Three New Smart Automation Tools For Vfp Conversion : SpecGenerator, vDBF Converter, Dazzle Framework

By G.N. Shah, R.O. Mueller

Worried about your company’s future running on a VFP application. Looking for smart automation tools that reduce the overall effort estimate and timeline for replacing with a latest technology. We proudly present you three smart…

This One Thing Is The Key To Report Conversions During Vfp Migration Projects – Reporting Database

By G.N. Shah, R.O. Mueller, and J. Kullmann

As a recent innovation, rather than converting the existing reports, we build a reporting database, updated directly from the transactional data-store. Streamline Database Tables, Improved Access Speed and User Experience, Significant…

What Main Reason Is Driving Your Need To Convert From Vfp?

By G.N. Shah, R.O. Mueller, and J. Kullmann

Though every migration is unique and we like to say we do one migration at a time, we have found the reasons we are typically contacted fall into one of four buckets. Need for Enhanced Security, Need for Modern Web-based Application…

Why Upfront Analysis Is Important Before a VFP Conversion

By G.N. Shah, R.O. Mueller, and J. Kullmann

Thinking the time has finally come to convert your Visual FoxPro (VFP) application to a new modern platform, say C#.NET? We recommend you consider doing a complete analysis first. Analysis of the current application gives you…

Apples-To-Apples’ Is Definitely Not The Way To Think Of Our Vfp Conversions

By G.N. Shah, R.O. Mueller, and J. Kullmann

Do you believe that VFP conversion project leaves the company with a warmed-over version of their existing system…so then why do it? For most companies, maintaining the existing functionality of their old system is important. If you are…

Vfp Migrations: Using A New ‘Agile’ Approach Why?

By G.N. Shah, R.O. Mueller

Over the past 6-months, we have devised an exciting new way to perform VFP migrations using an ‘agile-like’ approach, with elements similar to the agile approach used for normal development projects. We are excited to report on this…

Is There A Compelling Positive ROI For Converting Your Vfp Application?

By G.N. Shah, J. Kullmann and R.O. Mueller

Whether to migrate your current Visual FoxPro application to a modern platform or not is a challenging question for most corporations. There are various organizational factors that come at play when making a big decision like this. Generally…

Why Use WPF Instead of WinForms

By Nellaiappan L

If you are looking to use Microsoft technologies to develop new desktop based applications, you have 2 choices
Windows Forms (WinForms): WinForms serve as a strong platform to write rich client applications with a graphical class…

Reap the benefits of SQL Server over Access

By Macrosoft

Most organizations are stuck up in decision making whether to go for Microsoft Access or .NET Framework with SQL Server. Access has some limitations when it comes to scalability, security and data integrity. Also, it is not suited for…

Case Studies

Visual FoxPro Migration Case Study – Control Equipment Provider

Macrosoft migrated a legacy VFP application for a New York based industrial water hygiene chemical feed and control equipment provider. Client had four primary Visual FoxPro (VFP) business applications and old VFP database for their…

Visual FoxPro Migration Case Study – European Financial Institution

A leading European financial institution specialized in Asset Management and Private Banking services relied on a highly complex and specialized Visual FoxPro (VFP) based Financial Management software that was evolved from Clipper in…

Migrate Visual FoxPro Case Study

An industry leader in providing stack monitoring systems in United States, had their proprietary, mission critical applications originally developed using Visual FoxPro and Visual Basic, which Microsoft stopped supporting. In 2014…

ASP Migration Case Study

An industry leader in the Promotional Products business faced challenges in their live websites built in Classic ASP and VBScript which limited their ability in work distribution, web analytics and user information security. They engaged…


Migration Service Brochure

Don’t be left behind. Evolve to the application of the future. Download our migration brochure to understand the proven methodologies to safely migrate your business application for the modern world.

Logical Migration Methodology

Macrosoft migration team having successfully supported clients across multiple verticals have developed a proven 5-step migration methodology for successful .NET migrations. Our methodology combines industry best practices, Agile…

Are You Aware Of Security Risks Associated With Visual FoxPro ?

Macrosoft helps you to migrate Visual FoxPro applications seamlessly right from documenting the existing system, requirements analysis, platform selection, design, development and deployment. Increased Agility, Increased…

Why Is It Inevitable To Migrate Your Visual Basic Application?

As Microsoft announced the end of support for VB6 development, companies face challenge of moving the current application to an updated platform. VB6 migration requires significant effort from the developers to port it to the .NET…

Still Running On Classic ASP?

Applications built with ASP.NET bring better performance, scalability and reliability. Your current ASP web applications on your hardware, even after migration to .NET will of course continue to function. Converting web applications from…

Modernize Clipper Application

Your mission critical applications in Clipper or xBase which were designed for DOS will have difficulties working on the new and advanced Windows platform, and couldn’t leverage the technology advancement. Completely re-writing the…


Macrosoft FoxPro Code Matrix

Macrosoft FoxPro Code Matrix tool a very easy to use, free utility that determines the volume of your Visual FoxPro project by identifying: The number of lines of code, Objects, Methods. The utility generates a summary report for each…

Macrosoft DataMorph

Macrosoft’s DataMorph tool is designed to migrate the VFP database structure and data to an equivalent SQL Server database. In just simple steps DataMorph migrates VFP DBC/Free tables to Microsoft SQL Server, via a fully automated visual process.

Get An Excellent ROI From Your Investment

This calculator simulates the potential financial return on investment that you could realize by converting your VFP applications. In addition, we will show you how and why conversion boosts productivity and generate savings within…


John Kullmann
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