December 23, 1999

Creating 30-Day Trial Applications

Question: I am Web site developer assisting a Visual FoxPro developer in distributing his creation via the Internet. He wants to create a 30-day trial version for distribution in this

Giving Users a Save As Dialog Box

Question: I am creating a CSV file from a table via the export command and would like to give the user the option to name the CSV file at execution

FoxPro Commands and the ODBC Driver

Question: I’m trying to set up an SQL call (in ColdFusion) to a program (TESTOUT.PRG) that uses the FoxPro COPY TO command and user-supplied parameters to output the desired file

Data Rollup

Question: I have a table containing records collected at variable times. How do I “roll up” the data to average over 15-minute periods in a query? Answer: I think I

Flipping Rows to Columns

Question: How can I select rows in a table and output them as columns in a resulting table? In other words, I need to “flip” my rows to columns and

Tools for Documenting Class Libraries

Question: Is there a third-party tool that can be used to document VFP Class libraries and their components? Answer: VFP’s Re-Engineering wizard can move your classes to Rational Rose and

Prompting After Setup.exe Runs

Question: Is there a way to prompt an end user to restart his machine after running the setup program to install my software? (I am developing in VFP 3.0 under

Using C++ for AIX Unix and Windows NT

Question: We are looking at Visual Studio 6 as a development platform. Studio 6 contains Visual C++, Java++, and VB version 6. Can I use this development platform to create

Using Auto_ptr with Arrays

Question: Can auto_ptr be used to hold a pointer to an array of objects? For example: auto_ptr p = new int[10]; When auto_ptr is destroyed, will it call the correct