Development Productivity Tools

Visual FoxPro continues to provide developer tools for application development within the FoxPro application and the FoxPro language. Visual FoxPro has added and enhanced object-oriented language and behaviors. This version of Visual FoxPro includes Web-oriented language and tools designed to help rapid application development in multi-tier environments and to streamline your maintenance tasks.

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IntelliSense Overview

Describes how IntelliSense in Visual FoxPro displays information in pop-up windows and drop-down lists that assists you with statement and function completion syntax and displays the available variables, objects, properties, methods, and events of objects.

Using the Component Gallery

Describes the Component Gallery, a container for catalogs of software objects, such as class libraries, forms, buttons, and so on.

Coverage Profiler Application

Describes a coverage application, which writes information about which lines of code in a file were run whereas a profiler application provides information about which lines actually run, how many times a line is run, duration, and so on.

Utility Programs

Describes the tools, which are provided with Microsoft Visual FoxPro to help speed the process of application development.

How to: Customize the Toolbox

Describes how to add, deleted, and organize the Toolbox for quick access to the tools you use most often.

How to: Use the Task List Manager

Describes how to use the Task List Manager to keep track of shortcut, user-defined, and custom tasks.

How to: Create Bookmarks and Task List Shortcuts

Discusses how to use bookmarks and Task List shortcuts in the editing window so you can navigate your code more easily.

Customizing the Task List Manager

Describes how you can customize the display for the Task List Manager.

Using the Object Browser

Describes how to use the Object Browser to view information about components, such as objects, classes, properties, methods, and events.

How to: Operate the Command Window

Describes the Command window, which can be used to run code. When you type a Visual FoxPro command in the window, the code is executed immediately.

How to: Use the Accessibility Browser

Discusses the Accessibility Browser, which you can use to verify that your application is accessible to people with disabilities.

How to: Use the Automated Test Harness

Provides information on the Automated Test Harness, which can be used to run scripts to help automate the testing of your application.

Related Sections

Customizing the Visual FoxPro Environment

Describes how to customize your development environment after installing Visual FoxPro. Environment settings include 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.

Developing Visual FoxPro Applications

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.

Programming in Visual FoxPro

Discusses how you 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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