By Nellaiappan L | January 4th, 2019 |
Windows 8 and 10 are not very different from previous versions. Sometimes Visual FoxPro (VFP) may not run as expected when it comes to different versions of Windows. FoxPro for windows acts more like an old 16-bit utility (that is out of tune with the modern world) rather than a real windows application.
A VFP application may be designed to run on Windows XP or Windows 7 but refuses to run on Windows 8 or Windows 10. Some of the standard errors encountered are trouble starting the application, program not loading, poor performance, program crashing, data files disconnecting, compatibility mode syntax errors, and the like. There is a compatibility mode feature built into the Windows operating system that is of little help to resolve this issue. It is not a long-term solution but ensures that the VFP application is not crashing frequently.
Visual FoxPro comes with limitations depending on the size of an application and the method of deployment in Windows OS.
There is no point in trying to make Visual FoxPro compatible with Windows. Instead, it is time to move your legacy applications from Visual FoxPro to a modern .NET framework. Developing a migration strategy and specifying out the development effort and solution is very much essential. Visual FoxPro is an outdated system, and it is high time companies move their applications to the latest .NET framework to avert the high risks associated in trying to make VFP compatible.
Get in touch with us for a permanent solution to all your VFP compatibility issues. Macrosoft’s exceptionally talented team are well versed at both Visual FoxPro and .NET as they can help you formulate a logical solution for this migration. We will guide you through the VFP conversion process without compromising the quality of the final new system which is mostly in the modern .NET framework.