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VFP Execution Mode


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In VFP, there are always many ways to do things. Running's no exception.

In File Mode you execute files in-situ. Starting with VFP6 SP3, these files can be compiled at runtime by the VFP Runtime Files. Prior to this, you can only run binaries with VFP Runtime Files and you need the VFPDevelopmentEnvironment to run raw source files. Not to be unduly confused with WebConnectionFileMode.

In APP or EXE Mode you execute applications in .APP or .EXE distribution packages, and from here you can also execute into stand alone files as proscribed in File Mode (see above) and by the VFP Invocation Stack. You need, at minimum, the VFP Runtime Files to execute these.

In COM Mode you execute your VFP application as .DLL and .EXE COM objects. You need, at minimum, the VFP Runtime Files to execute these as well as the usual registry tweaks. From here you can also execute into stand alone files as proscribed in File Mode (see above) and by the VFP Invocation Stack.
See VFP Invocation Stack.
( Topic last updated: 2001.10.22 11:47:30 AM )