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Data is the heart of a FoxPro developer's mission. We design tables and indexes, provide keys for fast data retrieval and updating, and build screens to connect our users to their treasures.
The single most important issue for FoxPro developers contemplating migrating to Visual Basic .NET is this: How hard is it to work with data? .NET has dozens of wonderful capabilities in many other areas. But by and large, we don't care. How does it do data? That's our first and most urgent question.
The answer is, as Shakespeare said of love, “not wisely but too well.” It does everything we ...