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Welcome to the support site for SpaceTime System's Visual FoxPro (VFP) Utilities.  Each of the following forums contains documentation and a discussion area relating to a specific application, subsystem, or topic.  Free source code downloads are currently available only for ErrHandler, SplitCon, and a few miscellaneous applications.

Montage, a Windows desktop accessory that you can download free of charge, uses ErrHandler, Commander, Saver, and a number of generic utilities.   See about purchasing Montage source code to obtain the latest, fully commented source for these programs, or contact SpaceTime Systems for additional information.


Forum Topics

Commander
a general-purpose facility for dynamically defining and executing table-driven procedures and functions.  This is an underlying component of the Saver subsystem, which is used by XFormDBF.  (XFormDBF form configurations are saved by generating a Commander-based function definition, whose later execution is used to restore the form's previous state.)  Commander is based on the ErrHandler subsystem, and it also is an integral part of Montage.

This forum includes help documentation, a task list, and old documentation that has yet to be fully assimilated into this web.

ErrHandler
classes and functions for extending VFP native error handling capabilities.  This lightweight foundation can be used to support a comprehensive, standardized way of capturing and returning detailed error information from any application, with error reporting, logging, diagnostics, tracing, and debugging options.  The ErrHandler subsystem underlies Commander, Querier, Saver, and Montage.

This forum includes help documentation, general VFP error-handling references, a task list, and old documentation that has yet to be fully assimilated into this web.  You can download the ErrHandler source code and demo application free of charge.

Querier
a metafile-based facility for defining and executing Visual FoxPro database queries.  This is a programming tool based on ErrHandler, similar to Reporter.

This forum includes a task list

Reporter
a general-purpose facility for defining and generating canned reports, labels, and table exporting (COPY TO) operations.  Actions are supported to Create, Modify, or Run a canned report, with optional user-defined arguments.  Aside from its optional Report Destination dialog, the current implementation of Reporter has no end-user interfaces.  It is currently intended as a programming tool, usable either directly from VFP command level or within a VFP application.

This forum includes a task list and old documentation that has yet to be fully assimilated into this web.

Saver
a class library, dialog forms, and a demo application for support of general state-saving and restoration features.  When a form's state or "configuration" is saved, a Commander-based state-restoration function is generated and stored in a metafile.  The execution of a such a state restoration function returns an object to its previous state.  An unlimited number of different configurations can be stored in one or more metafiles.  Saver is a developer-oriented subsystem with some end-user interfaces, used in both XFormDBF and BTCrit (a custom application), and it could be incorporated into any VFP application.  Saver also is an integral component of Montage.

This forum includes preliminary help documentation, a task list, and old documentation that has yet to be fully assimilated into this web.

SplitCon
a general-purpose class library and demo form for supporting adjustable split containers and splitter bars.  This facility is used in both Saver and XFormDBF, and it could be incorporated into any VFP application.

This forum includes help documentation, a task list, and old documentation that has yet to be fully assimilated into this web.  You can download the SplitCon source code and demo application free of charge.

VFPMisc
the catch-all forum for discussion about VFPUtils web site, miscellaneous VFP utilities, and Visual FoxPro issues in general.  The VFPUtils library includes a number of small, self-contained programs of general utility.  For example, see the descriptions of the assorted utilities that bear on XFormDBF.  This forum covers all of these smaller applications, and it includes a task list plus an outline of selected discussion topics.

This forum also contains an outline of Marketing Topics related to an ongoing poll of the VFP community.  If you are concerned about the future of Visual FoxPro and would like to encourage Microsoft to better promote VFP, please submit your name for inclusion in the list of supporters.  Add your voice to those of more than a thousand others who have voted, simply by posting a message to this forum [this forum is now closed], or on the Fox Wiki, or go to the MasFoxPro portal.  Please vote!

XFormDBF
a general-purpose Saver-based database conversion tool designed for large-scale batch processing jobs.  XFormDBF is a Visual FoxPro application that supports context-sensitive Help.  The XFormDBF Forum includes the latest application help pages, as well as a live FrontPage-based discussion facility directly linked to each page of the help system.  When you are connected to the Internet, you can go directly to the related discussion thread for the current HTML Help page with a single mouse click.

This forum includes a help documentation, a task list, and old documentation that has yet to be fully assimilated into this web.


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List Messages, By Forum

Use the following table of links to quickly monitor any of the forum discussion areas.  (You may find it more convenient to use this section after switching into framed mode.)

Forum (Threads)

Commander
ErrHandler
Querier
Reporter
Saver
SplitCon
VFPMisc
XFormDBF

List Tasks, By Forum

Use the following table of links to quickly review task lists across all of the VFPUtils forums.  (You may find it more convenient to use this section after switching into framed mode.)

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Commander List Outstanding Tasks List Tasks Done Show Details
ErrHandler List Outstanding Tasks List Tasks Done Show Details
Querier List Outstanding Tasks List Tasks Done Show Details
Reporter List Outstanding Tasks List Tasks Done Show Details
Saver List Outstanding Tasks List Tasks Done Show Details
SplitCon List Outstanding Tasks List Tasks Done Show Details
VFPMisc List Outstanding Tasks List Tasks Done Show Details
XFormDBF List Outstanding Tasks List Tasks Done Show Details

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