Options Dialog Box (Visual FoxPro)

Makes it possible for you to set different categories of options. The Options dialog box appears when you select Options from the Tools menu.

When you click Set As Default, Visual FoxPro saves all the options on all tabs.

The following table describes tabs that appear in the Options dialog box.

Tab Options available

Controls Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set options for the visual class libraries and ActiveX controls to make available from the View Classes button on the Form Controls toolbar.

Data Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set table options, such as whether to use Rushmore Query Optimization, enforce unique records in indexes, and specify the collating sequence, memo block size, record counter interval for searches, and locking/buffering options to use.

Debug Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set debugger display and trace options, such as windows, font, and colors.

Editor Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set font and color options for identifying program elements, such as comments and keywords in the Command window and in all editing windows, except those opened with the MODIFY FILE or MODIFY MEMO commands.

Field Mapping Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set options for the controls to create when dragging tables or fields to a form from the Data Environment Designer, Database Designer, or Project Manager Window.

File Locations Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set locations for the default Visual FoxPro directory, where Help is stored, and where auxiliary files are stored.

Forms Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set Form Designer options, such as the grid spacing, the scale units to use, the maximum design area, and what template classes to use.

General Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set data entry and programming options, such as specifying the warning sound, whether to log compilation errors, whether to automatically fill new records, what navigation keys to use, what color palette to use, and whether to warn before overwriting files.

IDE Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set formatting, appearance, and behavior settings for Visual FoxPro file types.

Projects Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set Project Manager options, such as whether to prompt for wizards, whether to run or modify files on double-click, and options for source control. For more information, see Project Manager Window.

Regional Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set formats for dates, times, currency, and numbers.

Remote Data Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set remote data access options, such as connection timeout values, the number of records to fetch at once, and how to use SQL for updates.

Reports Tab, Options Dialog Box

Configure settings for the Report Designer when creating reports.

View Tab, Options Dialog Box

Set interface options, such as whether to display a status bar, clock, command results, system messages, or a recently used project list.

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