Foxpro 2.6 for DOS

I know I’m a bit behind, but I would like to know how to create C programs for use in Foxpro for DOS. I have Foxpro 2.6 with LCK, but the kit did not come with a compiler to create the PLB files. I read somewhere that you can use Microsoft C 7.0, but I have no idea how to get that. (It’s not available at the stores; everything is Visual now). Where could I get a free compiler from the Internet that can create the PLB files? I noticed that Foxpro comes with a Watcom compiler that it uses to create EXEs. Is it possible to use it to create PLBs, and, if so, how?

1. Where to find MS C 7.0
Try,,, maybe even

2. The Watcom Compiler
This ships with Fox, but it is used only to build DOS executables. To my knowledge it cannot be used for development in C (they don’t want to give you two development languages for the price of one 😉

The LCK is the equivalent of SDKs: it gives you a set of specially designed libraries, but not the compiler to build them with.

3. Free C Compiler
The only free C compiler that I know of is GNU: you can find out more about it by going to one of the search engines and searching for GNU Compiler. I doubt that it would work with the LCK, but you could try it.

4. Good FPDos sites
A great FP site is the universal thread (, which although somewhat VFP-centric, has areas for FPDOS related questions.

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