Using the VFP FoxPro ODBC Driver with Your Visual Basic Application

 

Your Microsoft® Visual Basic® application can communicate with Visual FoxPro data by creating a data control that connects to a Visual FoxPro data source.

To connect to Visual FoxPro data using the Data Control in Visual Basic

  1. Create a data source named "test" that connects to the TasTrade sample database included in Visual FoxPro. The default Visual FoxPro installation places the TasTrade sample database in the location:

    c:\vfp\samples\mainsamp\data\tastrade.dbc
    
  2. In Visual Basic, create a new form and place a text box and a Data control on it.

  3. Change the Data control's Connect property as follows:

    ODBC;DATABASE=tastrade;DSN=test
    
  4. Change the RecordsetType property to the following:

    2 - Snapshot
    
  5. Change the RecordSource property to the following:

    customer
    
  6. Change the DataSource property for the text box to the default name for the Data control to the following:

    data1
    
  7. Change the text box's DataField property to the following:

    customer_id
    
  8. Run the form, and use the Data control to skip through the customer id fields from the Visual FoxPro TasTrade sample database.

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