Thanks Jos-- Iam currently upgrading my dbase 4.2 to Dbase 2019 which is the "latest and greatest" they say. But my reason for asking the question is to ask if any dBase 4.2 users have used vdos and what there experience was. thanks for the reply I will xharbour as you suggest
Don’t think you’ll come in contact with other dBase 4 programmers at this forum. It no community with frequent visitors, most post their problem or question and won’t feel the need to return.
I recently installed vDOS to run dBase 4 ver 1.5. I don't claim to be a dBase programmer but I do run small programs that I created. The programs I have tested all work ok under vDOS but I am seeing some issues with navigating dBase help.
What are those issues, I haven’t noticed any with dBASE IV version 2.0.
After playing with Help for a while I think the only issue is that there is no "highlight" so it is not possible to see what you have navigated to. By counting "up" and "down" key presses I can see that the appropriate items are being selected even though they don't have a highlight. Perhaps there is a config setting I have missed.
I had not but I did before I read you message. Now it works and, for the quick test I just ran, there is a visible highlight in the help menu. It seems I have an inappropriate set color command in my dBase initialization file.
So all self inflicted and the color issue has been there, either unnoticed or forgotten, for many years.
Thanks for sharing vDOS. It may allow me to retire my seldom used XP machine.
The request was to meet other dBase 4.2 users. DataEase, although also a database manager, differs completely from dBase. DE is form orientated, create and maintain databases by example. dBase is more a programming language with a database engine integrated.
When you copy vDos and DE to the new PC, there’s no reason the combo won’t run as before. Probably somewhat faster.
Hi I have an App that I built in dBaseIV - I think my version is 1.5 but am not sure. (Haven't had time to figure out how to check yet.) I am running it in VDosPlus which I just discovere is not the same as VDos. Would love to talk to you and others who are familiar with dBaseIV running in any environment and/or who know how I can best move forward with my App onto a machine that is not running an outdated Win OS - currently Win7. I am hoping to be able to run it on Win10 machine or even better on a server accessed via web browser.