By creating an application one component at a time, you can verify the functionality of each component as you create it. After creating all the functional components in your application project, you can build an application and assemble the executable components in the application project, such as forms, reports, menus, and programs, into a single file that you can distribute with the application data files to your users.

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Excluding Modifiable Files from Builds

Explains why you might want to exclude files that users change using your application from the application build process.

How to: Exclude Files from Builds

Describes how to exclude files that users can modify from the application build process.

How to: Build Applications

Describes how to build distributable application files from your project.

How to: Run Applications

Describes how to run applications after you build them.

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Testing and Debugging Applications

Explains the testing and debugging process so you can find and correct any errors that occur in your applications.

Distributing Applications

Describes how to prepare to distribute your application by including all required files and creating distribution disks, after you have completed developing and testing your application.

Developing Visual FoxPro Applications

Provides conceptual information on Visual FoxPro application development, including instructions for creating databases and the user interface, and other tasks needed to create applications.