How much work is involved in converting tables and scripts from 3.5 to
Information is not knowledge; knowledge is not wisdom; wisdom is not truth.
Truth is absolute.
HOWEVER, be very aware that the older-style interface (now called 'compatible'
mode) was done away in 4.5 (Lotus-style menus, etc). The shift to the newer
Turbo-Vision style interface (windowing, dialog boxes, etc) will take you some
time, tho it's really neat. IOW, 3.5 interface code works under 4.0 just by
setting one variable to indicate the mode. It won't work at all under 4.5.
For that reason alone (i.e. having to learn a new interface), I decided to go
to FoxPro/DOS and FoxPro/Win, where essentially the same language and
interface exist. If ya gots to learn again, may as well learn something that
handles both environments, I says.
: How much work is involved in converting tables and scripts from 3.5 to
: 4.5 (DOS)?
Virtually none. You may want to restructure the tables to take advantage
of the new and better locking methods, as well as the new field types
like BLOB and MEMO. You may also want to revamp the interface to use the
drop-down and pop-up menus.
: 4.5 (Win)?
Only the tables can be used. The scripts must be rewritten from scratch,
due to different programming paradigm.
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> How much work is involved in converting tables and scripts from 3.5
> 4.5 (DOS)?
Converting TABLES form 3.5 to 4.5 is a matter of restructuring the tables
in your application(s)... However, the scripts are a different matter.
In 4.5 the "compatible" UI is no longer supported and this would require
alot of rewriting of code.
> 4.5 (Win)?
The table structures are the only compatible items going from 3.5 to
PDOXWIN 4.5. The forms, reports, and scripts (in 3.5) cannot be used.
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