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Visual FoxPro Advanced Programming
Price: US $1,995, UK £1,395 + VAT | Duration: 5 days

Who Should Attend?


Developers with existing VFP experience who want to learn how to design sophisticated applications and get to grips with VFP's advanced features.

 

Pre-requisties


Experience of using Visual FoxPro in a development environment. You should be familiar with the main language elements, the OOP features and the database container. Our Visual FoxPro Programming provides a solid base for this course.

 

Course Benefits

The course provides a thorough treatment of the steps needed to design and develop real-world business applications with VFP. It is a highly practical course, with emphasis on advanced features and design issues. Students will learn important techniques that will help them design robust, functional applications.

 

You Will Learn How To:

 

  • Design a complete application, including the database, user interface and class library
  • Use VFP's advanced features

 

 

Course Content

Application Design from the Ground Up
Planning development strategy| Building an efficient database model | Designing a sound user interface | Structuring the application | Using the application wizard

Class Library Design
Planning a class library | Communicating between classes | Using polymorphism to simplify class usage | Making classes truly generic

Advanced Buffering Techniques
Using buffers to safeguard data | Dealing with multi-user conflicts | Handling validation rules & triggers

Introduction to ActiveX
Exploiting ActiveX components in your application | Using the Treeview, Listbox & Common Dialog controls

Integrating with Other Applications
Using the Treeview, Listbox & Common Dialog controls | Using OLE Automation to communicate between applications | Integrating VFP & Office 97 | Introduction to Web publishing | Using the Internet Explorer control

Client/Server Issues
Introduction to ODBC | Connecting to a remote database | Optimizing remote views for improved performance | Prototyping with local views | Upsizing data to back-end servers | Using offline views

Other Topics
Implementing drag-& -drop | Working with clipboard text | Interfacing with the Windows help system | Using the Windows API

 

Practical Sessions

Students will work on the design and development of a real application that will exploit the practical techniques learned in the class.

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