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Porting dBase/Clipper Source Code And Files

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by xouser, Jan 24, 2009.

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  1. xouser

    xouser Thread Starter

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    I want to ask about porting / converting ancient (20 years old!) dBase / Clipper source code and files to Modern Windows XP environment.

    Should I use Codebase and re-compile the program for Microsoft C?

    http://www.codebase.com/products/

    Is there any other better / simpler ways to port text only applications?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Aftab

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    Are you asking if there's any way of automatically converting the source code or you asking whether you you should rewrite the application. Codebase will not convert an XBase DOS program to a windows program. From what I understand Codebase is a library that allows you to manipulate XBase databases (DBase, Clipper, Paradox etc) with a windows language such as Visual Basic.
     
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