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Productivity Tools

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Visual FoxPro has a number of tools that can be used to increase your productivity while creating applications.

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Using the Task List Manager
The Task List Manager can help keep track of shortcut, user-defined, and custom tasks.
Using the Object Browser
With the Object Browser, you can view information about components, such as objects, classes, properties, methods and events.
Operating the Command Window
The Command window can be used to run code. When you type a Visual FoxPro command in the window, the code is executed immediately.
Using the Accessibility Browser
Use the Accessibility Browser to verify that your application is accessible to people with disabilities.
Using the Automated Test Harness
The Automated Test Harness can be used to run scripts to help automate the testing of your application.

Related Sections

Developing Visual FoxPro Applications
This section includes conceptual information about how to develop Visual FoxPro applications, instructions for creating databases and the user interface, and other tasks needed to create Visual FoxPro applications.
Extending Applications
To extend a basic Visual FoxPro application, you can enable it to work for multiple users, take advantage of ActiveX controls and automation-enabled applications, and add international capabilities.
Interoperability and the Internet
Use OLE drag-and-drop to develop applications that make it possible for you to move data between Windows-based applications and within a Visual FoxPro application. Create documents for use on the Internet, or use one of two different Visual FoxPro run times to create COM components (Automation servers) as normal or multithreaded applications.
Programming in Visual FoxPro
Visual FoxPro is a powerful interactive data management tool, but you also can access the full power of Visual FoxPro by creating applications. Understanding object-oriented programming techniques and the event-driven model can maximize your programming productivity.
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