mgc1949


We sell and develop commerical applications in VFP. A customer recently purchased and installed our product on Vista Business.

As soon as th program loads, it displays "No Information Available for selected application". Although this has no impact on the program, it is annoying.

Have tried to find out more information about how to avoid having this message popup on Vista, but can't seem to find anything.

Can someone give me some direction

Thx,

MC





Re: VFP 9 on Vista

Dan Freeman


We're in the same boat. (Vertical market app.) We put out a memo to clients six months ago that we did not intend to support Vista initially.

VFP9, as shipped, is not Vista-ready. SP2, which should ship later this year, will address compatibility issues. In the interim, have your clients turn off UAC (*NOT* recommended) or RUNAS admin (also not recommended). Even better, tell them to use Windows XP. :-(

Vista's security model has been vastly reworked to a level we haven't seen previously. This may leave applications not written for it out in the cold.





Re: VFP 9 on Vista

Carl Warner

I don't know whether this helps or not as I'm not running VFP9 apps under Vista yet. But, give it a look:

Add a manifest to control your application Vista UAC behavior
http://blogs.msdn.com/calvin_hsia/archive/2007/04/13/add-a-manifest-to-control-your-application-vista-uac-behavior.aspx






Re: VFP 9 on Vista


Re: VFP 9 on Vista

mgc1949

Thanks Dan. Have you guys tried compiling VFP 9 Apps under Vista Yet We're about to and I'm curious as to any potential problems.

Any other comments you may have concerning VFP9 apps under Vista would sure be appreciated. Things have been fine for us, but with the release of Vista, I'm starting to get a little concerned about compatibilty issues. We are just about to release a network product, and from some of the experiences I have had with Vista on 2K3 networks have not been that exciting - a few headaches with user rights that I fear may interfere with our products.

Thx






Re: VFP 9 on Vista

Tamar E. Granor

Check Doug Hennig's blog at http://doughennig.blogspot.com/ for info about VFP 9 under Vista. In addition, he'll have articles in the next few issues of FoxPro Advisor covering this topic in detail.

Tamar




Re: VFP 9 on Vista

Dan Freeman

>Have you guys tried compiling VFP 9 Apps under Vista Yet We're about to and I'm curious as to any potential problems.

Personally, no. I haven't tried it and don't intend to. As I said, VFP9 is not Vista-ready and I do not believe in spitting into the wind. SP2 will address compatibility issues so I'll wait for that.

The issues I've seen reported generally fall in two categories: video rendering and security restrictions. Both are runtime conditions and have nothing to do with compiling (or with database functionality).

I deal with complying with IRS regulations every day. That's entirely ENOUGH uncertainty without adding Vista to the mix.;-)