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An integrated system for making code more reliable, easier to maintain, and more maintainable. This method is described in:
Visual Basic 6: Error Coding and Layering by Tyson Gill, ISBN 0130172278

From the preface:
"Understand the 'smart coding triangle' and how to create safe coding frameworks that lead to error-resistant code. Discover new ways to anticipate and prevent errors; then master over 20 valuable error-coding techniques. Architect your software to avoid key causes of failure and learn layered techniques that simplify debugging and maintenance."

This is the first book I've found with a system for error handling that works. Although the book discusses much more than this, I've been working primarily with his Safe Procedures methods - a way to make routines that are clear, consistant, robust, robust, and flexible.

Tom Larkin
Another great approach to error handling in VFP specifically can be found at
Category Error Handling Category Books
( Topic last updated: 2000.06.29 12:13:09 AM )