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Active Documents host another application's documents within Internet Explorer, with reduced functionality. They were supported in VFP6 and 7 but were withdrawn in VFP8 following a Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-049: Flaw Might Allow Web Page to Start Visual FoxPro 6.0 Application Without Warning. (As far as I know this is the only time VFP has headlined a full-blown security bulletin)
KB182579: Getting Started with Active Documents

I think the document management program LiveLink by OpenText ( was essentially a Word Active Documents app with a little SQL Server action, but that's the only commercial one I've ever seen.

-- Steve Lackey
Microsoft kinda-lied to us at DevCon (9?) implying it was the best thing since sliced bread! Well, in order to work it needs the client to have (or download) the VFP runtime! Not to mention that it opens a big security hole as the downloaded program could wreak havoc with your system (if it contains malicious code like "erase *.*") (Well, just like any other program downloaded from the internet)
Category VFP Controls
( Topic last updated: 2007.05.24 10:39:33 AM )