File Locations Tab, Options Dialog Box

Contains and specifies directory locations for programs and files used by Visual FoxPro. For information about changing and saving settings, see How to: View and Change Environment Settings.

File Type list

Beautify

Specifies the file name of the application that is called when you choose Beautify on the Tools menu and is set to Beautify.app by default. When you open a program or text file in an editing window, the Beautify command appears on the Tools menu. This option corresponds to the _BEAUTIFY System Variable.

Builders

Specifies the file name of the application that is called when you choose Builder on the shortcut menu when working in the Form Designer. A builder consists of one or more dialog boxes that help you set properties for a specific control or combine clauses to create a specific expression. This option corresponds to the _BUILDER System Variable. Builders can be displayed automatically if you choose the Builder lock option in the Forms Tab, Options Dialog Box.

Class Browser

Specifies the file name of the application that is called when you choose Class Browser on the Tools menu and is set to Browser.app by default. This file corresponds to the _BROWSER System Variable.

Code References

Specifies the name of the application that is called when you choose Code References on the Tools menu, or when you select the Look Up Reference or View Definition command on the shortcut menu in the editing window of a program. This file corresponds to the _FOXREF System Variable and is set to FoxRef.app by default.

Component Gallery

Specifies the file name of the application that is called when you choose Component Gallery on the Tools menu and is set to Gallery.app by default. This option corresponds to the _GALLERY System Variable.

Converter

Specifies the file name of the application that is called when you open a form, report, or other application component created in an earlier version of FoxPro or Visual FoxPro. The specified application converts the component to the current file format. This option corresponds to the _CONVERTER System Variable.

Coverage Profiler

Specifies the file name of the application that is called when you choose Coverage Profiler on the Tools menu and is set to Coverage.app, which creates the Debugger coverage and profiler output, by default. This option corresponds to the _COVERAGE System Variable.

CrossTab Generator

Specifies the name and location of the program that creates cross tabs.

Default Directory

Specifies the default Visual FoxPro directory. This option corresponds to the SET DEFAULT Command.

Default Include File

Specifies a default header file of predefined compile-time constants included automatically with user-defined classes, forms, or form sets. This option is empty by default and corresponds to the _INCLUDE System Variable.

Expression Builder

Specifies the file name of the application that is called when you issue the GETEXPR command or open the Expression Builder dialog box from within Visual FoxPro. This option is empty by default and corresponds to the _GETEXPR System Variable. For more information, see Expression Builder Dialog Box.

FoxCode

Specifies the name and location of the table that provides IntelliSense functionality and is set to FoxCode.dbf by default. This option corresponds to the _FOXCODE System Variable.

FoxTask

Specifies the name and location of the table that contains task list records and is set to FoxTask.dbf by default. This option corresponds to the _FoxTask System Variable.

HTML Generator

Specifies the file name of the application that is called when you choose Save As HTML on the File menu and is set to Genhtml.prg by default. This option corresponds to the _GENHTML System Variable.

Help File

Specifies the name and location of the default Help file that opens when you choose Microsoft Visual FoxPro Help on the Help menu or press F1 and is set to dv_FoxHelp.chm by default. This option corresponds to the SET HELP Command.

NoteNote

If the file name extension is .hlp, then graphical Help is used. If the file name extension is .dbf, then .dbf-style Help is used. If no extension is specified, the default is graphical Help.

IntelliSense Manager

Specifies the name and location of the program that is called when you choose IntelliSense Manager on the Tools menu and is set to FoxCode.app, which provides Visual FoxPro IntelliSense, by default. This option corresponds to the _CODESENSE System Variable.

Menu Builder

Specifies the file name of the menu builder program and is set to GenMenu.prg by default. This option corresponds to the _GENMENU System Variable.

Menu Designer

Specifies an external menu design application. This option corresponds to the _MENUDESIGNER System Variable.

Object Browser

Specifies the name and location of the program that is called when you choose Object Browser on the Tools menu and is set to ObjectBrowser.app by default. This option corresponds to _ObjectBrowser System Variable.

Report Builder

Specifies the file name of the program invoked in response to builder events in the Report and Label Designers. This option corresponds to _REPORTBUILDER System Variable.

Report Output

Specifies the file name of the program invoked by the report engine in object-assisted mode to obtain a Reportlistener reference when none has been specified. This option corresponds to _REPORTOUTPUT System Variable.

Report Preview

Specifies the file name of the program invoked by Reportlistener objects to obtain a preview container reference when none has been specified. This option corresponds to _REPORTPREVIEW System Variable.

Resource File

Specifies whether Visual FoxPro stores its current state, such as macros, size and location of windows, and so on, into a resource file, and if so, what file to use. This option is set to FoxUser.dbf by default.

NoteNote

If this setting is not specified, Visual FoxPro resets the system state to its default each time you start the program. In addition, some options in the Options dialog box will be unavailable.

This option corresponds to the SET RESOURCE Command.

Samples Directory

Specifies the directory containing the Visual FoxPro sample files. This option corresponds to the _SAMPLES System Variable.

Search Path

Specifies the directories that Visual FoxPro searches for files that it does not find in the default directory and is empty by default. The directories specified must be separated by commas or semicolons. This option corresponds to the SET PATH Command.

NoteTip

To browse for and select multiple directories, in the Change File Location dialog box, click the ellipsis (...) button. Semicolons are automatically inserted when browsing for and selecting multiple directories.

Startup Program

Specifies the file name of the application that is called when you start Visual FoxPro and is set to empty by default. This option corresponds to the _STARTUP System Variable.

Task List

Specifies the name and location of the program that is called when you choose Task List on the Tools menu and is set to TaskList.app, which manages the task list, by default. This option corresponds to the _TASKLIST System Variable.

Task Pane

Specifies the name and location of the program that is called when you choose Task Pane on the Tools menu and is set to TaskPane.app, which displays areas that contain information and expose essential tasks for easy use, by default. This option corresponds to _TASKPANE System Variable.

Temporary Files

Specifies the directory in which Visual FoxPro saves temporary files, for example, when sorting or indexing. Because temporary files can grow quite large, specify a directory with plenty of free space. For best performance, specify a fast drive, for example, in a multiuser environment, you might specify a local drive.

Toolbox

Specifies the name and location of the program that is called when you choose Toolbox on the Tools menu and is set to Toolbox.app, which displays items and toolsets for creating applications, by default. This option corresponds to the _TOOLBOX System Variable.

Wizards

Specifies the file name of the application that is called when you run or choose a wizard from the Tools menu. This option corresponds to the _WIZARD System Variable.

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