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Fox 9 Microsoft Visual Fox Pro Support Library Error

I have a compiled application which I put on remote computers talking to a server.  Server is merly a computer with a shared folder that the remote computers are mapped to. The complied application knows how to find the shared folder on the server.

When I try to start the app from the remote computers I get the following error

Can not Locate the Microsoft Visual Fox Pro Support Library.

Anyone know what is being looked for and where it needs to be found??

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CaptainCyrilCommented:
You need to put the FoxPro support library with the application folder.

vfp9r.dll for version 9 for example.

It's the stuff in common files of microsoft shared under VFP folder.
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MalibucompanyAuthor Commented:
Does foxpro need to be installed on the remote systems even though they are running a compiled fox piece?  I hope not as I was hoping to use this on notebooks which dont even have a drive. Cant install fox on them.

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Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
No you don't need to and you're not allowed to install VFP for other users, you're only allowed to distribute runtime files and you must distribute runtime files for a foxpro exe to work.

See here: http://fox.wikis.com/wc.dll?Wiki~VFP9RuntimeFiles

If you're doing a setup.exe with the Installshield express this will offer the VFP merge module with vfp runtime files. Another frequently used installer is Inno setup to create a setup.exe of your application.

Bye, Olaf
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pcelbaCommented:
All answers are correct BUT...

I would offer the VFP installation as a bonus service for each customer workstation... The price is about $500 and customers should not hesitate because VFP will be unavailable as a standalone product soon. (Hope MSDN will contain it for a long time.)
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MalibucompanyAuthor Commented:
Pcelba

Great Idea but not in this ecomomy or lack there off.  This project I am doing is for a charity anyway.  They care for homeless providing medical care etc.I am a volunteer.
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Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
pcelba,

depends on the product. In custom software, the additional $500 is not much, true. But the customer has to have some IT or at least SQL knowledge to have a use for the full installation.

It's always good for maintainance, if a VFP is installed, but for maintainance visits, you can put VFP to a USB stick and have it with you as a programmer, also no need to have a full installation.

If the company has an enterprise MSDN membership you may create enough product keys to officially and legally install the full VFP IDE. Otherwise like Cyril said the vfp9r.dll is the minimum required, if the C runtime is already installed in system32. If you want an easy runtime setup, just take from prolib: ftp://ftp.prolib.de/Public/, eg VFP9SP2RT.exe for a VFP9 SP2 application.

Bye, Olaf.
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pcelbaCommented:
It is great work Malibucompany!

The charity organisation could ask Microsoft directly. OTOH, I know such VFP installation is not necessary (I am just trying to support it) and if you follow instructions from Olaf's link you'll have what you need.
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MalibucompanyAuthor Commented:
Nobody does it better !!!!!!!!!!!!
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