Visual FoxPro 9

  • 9h 31m
  • Ravi Kant Taxali
  • BPB Publications
  • 2022
Client-Server Applications with Visual FoxPro


  • Explain all features of Visual FoxPro in a step-by-step manner.
  • Various commands, functions and features of Visual FoxPro are explained in detail and illustrated through practical examples.
  • Provides several useful tips for an efficient use of Visual FoxPro.
  • Explains Triggers, Referential Integrity, Data Buffering and Transactions in easy-to-understand language Object-Oriented Programming with Visual FoxPro explained in detail.


Book is based on Visual FoxPro 9 version 6, 7 or 8, as any important command, function or feature not supported in prior versions is clearly stated in the book. The book is organised into 23 chapters and each chapter covers a distinct set of topics. If you are familiar with Visual FoxPro, you may read the chapters in any sequence; however, beginners are advised to read the book from beginning to end.

The book covers almost all commands, functions and features of Visual FoxPro. shown with actual screen images of Visual FoxPro 9, running under Windows XP.


The objective of this book is to help you to become proficient in Visual FoxPro. DBMS (Database Management System) software and its applications are explained in a simple and easy to understand manner. The style adopted in the book will help to learn Visual FoxPro in a step-by-step mode. You don’t need to have any prior knowledge about database management or Visual FoxPro. All you require, beside this book, is Visual FoxPro installed on a Windows PC.


Book is developed for people who want to learn Visual Foxpro in a relatively short time. It will prove an asset to both fresher as well as experienced computer users and will serve as a solid foundation in making them good and efficient programmers of tomorrow.

About the Author

Ravi Kant Taxali, a prolific writer is the author of many bestsellers—dBASE III PLUS Made Simple, WordStar Professional 4.0 Made Simple, Lotus 1-2-3 Made Simple, PC Software Made Simple, PC Software for Windows 98 Made Simple, IT Tools and Applications and FoxPro 2.5 Made Simple for DOS and Windows. Currently, he is engaged in developing software and websites using Visual FoxPro, SQL Server, MySQL, PERL, PHP, Java and Microsoft Office. He has worked in the Department of Electronics (DOE) (now, Department of Information Technology) for over 15 years at various positions.

His job profile at DOE included conducting short-term courses on microprocessors, PC software, database design and microprocessor based systems. An Electronics Engineer, he has worked in the computer industry prior to joining DOE. He has been to the USA on a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) fellowship and to Singapore under the Colombo Plan fellowship to study relational databases. He also contributes technical articles and cartoons to magazines.

In this Book

  • Preface
  • Introduction to Visual FoxPro
  • Tables
  • Locating and Editing Data
  • Modify Structure, Memo & General Fields and File Utilities
  • Memory Variables, Date, Time and Mathematical Functions
  • Sorting and Indexing Tables
  • Programming with Visual FoxPro
  • Useful Functions, Commands and Error Handling
  • Creating Forms
  • Using Form Controls and Creating Visual Classes
  • Creating Reports and Labels
  • Creating Windows and Menus
  • Validation Rules, Triggers and Referential Integrity
  • Query Designer and SQL-SELECT
  • Using Views and Accessing Remote Data
  • Organising an Application through Project Manager
  • Data Buffering and Transactions
  • Using Object-Oriented Programming with Visual FoxPro
  • Advanced Object-Oriented Programming
  • Visual FoxPro Development Productivity Tools
  • Interfacing Visual FoxPro with Other Software Packages
  • Miscellaneous Commands, Functions and Tips
  • Creating Help File


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