In a recent code compile of a client's application, I noticed some immediate compilation warnings pop up. The application ran fine but the errors were related to functions that exist in the ever popular FOXTOOLS library. As some background, FoxTools is a FoxPro API library that provide a wide variety of functions (mostly found in the Windows DLL) that, at one point, were not available in FoxPro (going back as far as FoxPro 2.6). Since then, every edition of Visual FoxPro has introduced new functions replacing the need for using Foxtools (to give you an idea about some of the functions that exist in the FOXTOOLS.FLL, check out this post but you can also see it by opening FOXTOOLS.CHM in your VFP Home folder). Now, when some of the functions were added into VFP, they were added using the same syntax as in the library, thereby requiring no code changes (yeah!). However, others were renamed to be more VFP like. The one that immediately comes to mind is GETFILEVERSION() and AGETFILEVER
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