The Application Framework is designed to include all required, and many optional, elements that make an application effective and pleasurable to use. Though the framework itself provides a great deal of flexibility and power to create applications the way that works best for you, this section discusses the ways using the Application Wizard and the Application builder ease your application development.

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How to: Create a Framework

Learn how to create an Application Framework by using the Application Wizard or by using the New Application item in the Component Gallery.

Application Framework Files

Provides a list and description of files that are included in the Application Framework.

Data Selection with Application Builder

Describes how to select the data sources you want in developing your application after you plan your application.

How to: Manage Documents with Application Builder

Discusses how to plan and choose the documents that you want to add to your application once you have selected data sources.

How to: Generate Forms and Reports with Application Builder

Explains how to generate forms or reports without writing any code.

How to: Specify a Builder Application with Builder.dbf

Provides the Builder.dbf table, which you can use to specify a builder application. The table contains fields that represent the name of a builder, a description of the builder, and a field called Type that identifies the Class or Base Class property that invokes the custom builder.


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Creating Applications

Discusses how to create Visual FoxPro applications, which may include one or more databases, a main program that sets up the application's system environment, and a user interface comprised of forms, toolbars, and menus.

Configuring an Application

Explains the steps involved in configuring a Visual FoxPro application.

Optimizing Client/Server Performance

Discusses how you can fine-tune your application to gain maximum performance by increasing data throughput.

Creating the User Interface

Covers how creating forms, classes, controls, and toolbars can provide a rich set of tools for your user interface.

Upsizing Visual FoxPro Databases

Explains how to use the upsizing wizards to move databases, tables, and views from your system to a remote Microsoft SQL Server.

Creating International Applications

Describes how you can design and develop your Visual FoxPro applications so they are as effective internationally as domestically.