Links to other sites

These links are to web sites that we think will interest our clients, colleagues and friends.

Visual Foxpro forums and message boards

These sites are excellent places to get answers to all your Visual Foxpro technical questions.

Foxite. As well as its useful forum, this site includes a comprehensive selection of articles, downloads and FAQs.

Tek-Tips. A very busy forum, and a great place to get quick answers to VFP questions. The site also has forums for Crystal Reports, SQL Server and many other technologies.

Universal Thread. Another popular forum; it also has articles, news, classsified ads and links to third-party vendors.

More Foxpro sites

Alvechurch Data. A UK database consultancy offering help with FoxPro, Visual Basic and Access. The site includes a useful tips page.

BLogical Solutions. A Scottish software house, run by Bernie Beattie. As well as FoxPro, the company has expertise in C#, ASP.Net and SQL Server.

dFPUG. Ein umfangreiches Suchportal mit Dokumentenbibliothek zu allen Aspekten von Visual FoxPro mit hunderten von sehr nŘtzlichen Artikeln und anderen Dokumente. Es wird von der deutschsprachigen FoxPro User Group dFPUG betrieben.

Foxforum Wiki. A large Foxpro site, with thousands of documents in hundreds of categories. The most interesting thing about it is that anyone can contribute simply by editing any of the documents. 

Foxtools. Scott Butts maintains this interesting collection of VFP links, articles and downloads. 

PortalFox. Portal de Visual Foxpro en espa˝ol. Contiene trucos, utilidades, artÝculos, foros, descargas y enlaces.

Crystal Reports sites

Chelsea Technologies. A clued-up CR consultancy and training company, based in New Zealand. They also publish a free newsletter for CR users.

Crystal Reports for .NET. A comprehensive book aimed at VB.Net and C# programmers, by Brian Bischof. You can download extracts from the book free of charge. The printed version is available from

CRYSTOB. A useful FAQ on CR interfacing and trouble-shooting.

Hammerman Associates. A long-established US-based consultancy, specialising in Crystal Reports and R&R Report Writer. The site includes a discussion forum, a newsletter and on-line shopping for reporting utilities and CR add-ons.

Online Crystal Reports Training. RemoteCourse's high quality online courses help you to achieve your training goals conveniently at the pace and place of your choice. These online courses are a low-cost alternative to classroom training.

Add-ons and utilities

Abri Technologies. Lots of shareware, demos and freebies for developers. The company also supplies a sophisticated Foxpro file recovery utility.

Millet Software. We can recommend this company's excellent utilities for Crystal Reports users. They include Visual Cut (a tool for "bursting" reports, that is, splitting reports into separate units for printing, preview or export, based on the grouping within the report), and DataLink Viewer, which provides many options for viewing, refreshing, printing and exporting reports, even if you don't have CR installed.

TX Text Control. A full-featured word processor, implemented as a royalty-free ActiveX control, ready to drop into your VFP application.

Odds and ends

Event-listing website. Technical notes on a website that we maintain on a voluntary basis. The data is stored in a SQL Server database, with the listings automatically generated by a custom VFP application. Although the site is concerned exclusively with cycling, the software tools and techniques could be adapted to any event-listing website.

Suggest a site? Please contact us.

All links checked and updated: May 2011