Visual FoxPro Environment Settings

Visual Studio .NET 2003

You can make changes to the Visual FoxPro environment by using the Options dialog box, editing the Windows registry, overriding default configuration settings, customizing the Project Manager, and configuring Visual FoxPro toolbars.

In This Section

Viewing and Changing Environment Settings
Describes how to view and change environment settings using the Options dialog box. You can verify environment settings by using the Options dialog box, the DISPLAY STATUS Command, or displaying the values of individual SET Commands.
Changing Configuration Settings in the Windows Registry
Describes how to set the Visual FoxPro configuration by making changes to the Windows registry, using the Registry Editor.
Setting Configuration Options at Startup
Describes how you can establish configuration settings when you first start the program, making it possible to override default settings.
Using Command-Line Options When Starting Visual FoxPro
Explains how you can specify startup options by including a command-line switch. You can use a command-line switch to ignore the default configuration file and Windows registry settings.
Customizing the Appearance of Applications
Describes how to modify the appearance of your applications without changing your application code.
Configuring Visual FoxPro Toolbars
Describes how to customize, display, and hide toolbars.
Docking Windows
Describes how you can dock dockable windows to the Visual FoxPro desktop or with each other, and you can dock windows in three different modes — normal, linked, and tabbed. You can use tabbed docking and linked docking together.
Setting Editor Options
Explains how to configure the Visual FoxPro editor to display text the way you want by setting the font and text alignment. You can also make the editor easier to use by setting your preferences for indentation, wordwrap, automatic backup copies, and other features.
Displaying and Printing Source Code Files in Color
Describes how to configure your settings so that you can display and print program files, methods, stored procedures, and memos in color.
Automating Keystroke Tasks with Macros
Describes how you can record and save keystrokes in macros by using the Macros dialog box if you find yourself using the same keystrokes repeatedly, or if you want to automate some keystroke tasks for your users.

Related Sections

Customizing the Visual FoxPro Environment
Explains that after you install Visual FoxPro, you can customize your development environment settings, including the main window title, default directory, project, editor, debugger and form tool options, temporary file storage, field mappings for drag-and-drop operations, and many other options.
Visual FoxPro Configuration
Explains how changing the configuration of your copy of Visual FoxPro affects the way it looks and behaves, such as establishing default locations for files used with Visual FoxPro, altering how your source code looks in an edit window, and displaying the format of dates and times.
Restoring the Visual FoxPro Interactive Environment
Describes how to close down all program operations and clear the Visual FoxPro desktop to return to its interactive state.