Posted on 2002-03-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Is is possible to run a foxpro application on Windows CE?
Question by:curtis591
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To answer directly, No. However,
The best you can you do to run "Windows desktop applications, Is a Terminal Server.

Pocket pc 2002 allows for terminal service.

To get the full scoop.
May 2002 edition of PocketPC mag.
Article by Robert Bogue.
"Developing for the Pocket PC"


Database backend maybe?


Author Comment

ID: 6861105
From what I have been reading. It looks like you can only use VB or C++ can you tell me is it a different version of the two programs that come with Visual Studio 6.0.

Expert Comment

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The above link is available for VB / VC VC++.
It basically the engine.
You design the program around there product in either environment.

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Author Comment

ID: 6861184
Ok, just so I am clear.

I can use the Visual Studio 6 Application (VB or C++) to make the Windows Ce application. When I go to install my application on the Windows CE device I must load a different setup program to load the Visual Basic dll's or C++ dll's the link you provided gives me the Windows CE Visual Basic and Windows CE dll's.  If I were to load the normal Win 95 Visual Basic Setup on the Windows CE it wouldn't work.

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fordraiders earned 50 total points
ID: 6861704
No, Sorry,
Since I do not what you have been reading!

The link I sent you was for third party applications.
Use their product and specifications for developing a windows ce database application.

I can't say in good honesty how their product works.
You will have to contact them.

However, your scenario is basically correct.
The "install" will depend on their specs, I will stretch it
abit and say this will be in the instruction manual?

You can also download free.
Embedded vbce vbcc toolkit for free from microsoft, as another possibility.

A real good bargain is VisualCe.

Check this out before buying anything.
The odbc add in is great.


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