Visual FoxPro has been the programming language of choice for enterprise development since the 90s. Evolution of cloud technology over the years and emerging need for application security, data privacy, performance, robustness, device interoperability and data regulatory requirements, VFP applications have become obsolete. Businesses with VFP applications, often find themselves in a position where their critical business functions are dependent on a vulnerable technology.
With the end of Visual FoxPro support from Microsoft, there are no more update patches for security, stability or enhancements. This leaves current VFP applications vulnerable to security threats. Businesses no longer have the leverage of maintaining a qualified pool of resources for an obsolete language such as VFP, as new programming platforms draw the interest of professional developers. It becomes inevitable for business to transform their core applications to meet the needs of the market.
Microsoft .NET Framework is a modern Windows based platform for building web enabled applications for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Phone, Microsoft Azure and XML Web services. With low cost of ownership, flexibility in rapidly developing and changing applications, SQL database development and ease of deployment, .NET is suitable for enterprise businesses at all scales. Visual FoxPro’s relational database ports well and suits with Microsoft SQL Server, facilitating easy conversion of FoxPro database to SQL Server.
Macrosoft specializes in migrating Visual FoxPro to ASP.NET high-performance interactive, data-driven web applications in a managed environment. We have a successful history of migrating legacy VFP legacy applications to ASP.NET. ASP.NET framework is ideal for building large web applications in less time due to its native optimization, built in visual elements, a rich tool box, continuous monitoring and server-side execution. VFP has good COM interoperability with ASP.NET components facilitating easy creation of ASP.NET web applications. Macrosoft uses specialized tools to extract information from forms, files and databases and allow you to customize the transformation.
Visual FoxPro and C# are two platforms not aligned in any way for an automated conversion or migration. It is not possible to use a commercial tool to convert VFP code to C# and if something as such existed, the output would not provide any business value and would be a waste of effort. The right way to convert VFP to C# is to implement business requirements in a C#.NET application by either using the same interface as the legacy application (known as apples-to-apples migration) or a complete rewrite, which gives the businesses the flexibility to enhance their applications to meet the needs of modern business environment. Macrosoft’s .NET team of experts specialize in C#.NET application development and best practices. Rather than emulate or convert legacy code style in the new application, our team works with client teams allowing automation and customization at every level.