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  • Paperback: 912 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 1 edition (25 Mar 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201483793
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201483796
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 19 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,375,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We're pleased that the book is so useful.
Ted and I learned a tremendous amount while writing the Hacker's Guide. We're delighted that our readers are using it and learning from it. We're also pleased and amazed by how much of the book still applies in VFP 5.

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Are you serious about working in Visual FoxPro? Do you want to really putFoxPro through its paces, but find yourself frustrated by commands that don'twork the way you expect or documentation that seems incomplete? Would yourather fight with this exceptional program than switch? If so, theHacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro 3.0 is for you.

Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro 3.0 is the definitive reference to howall the commands, functions, properties, events, and methods in Visual FoxPro3.0 really work. FoxPro experts Tamar Granor and Ted Roche show youwhich commands to use, which to avoid, and which ones don't work quite the waythe manual says they do. You'll learn about common and not-so-common bugs andhow to work around them, plus you get an introduction to OOP, SQL, andClient/Server, as well as productivity hints, tips for creating your ownBuilders and Wizards, and advanced coverage of OLE and OLE Automation. If youwant to make your FoxPro programs scream (and not vice versa) then theHacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro is for you.

Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro 3.0 comes with a bonus disk thatincludes examples from the book, shareware and freeware FoxPro tools, and coolsubclasses that you can use in your own programs.



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Format: Paperback
This book is known reverently in the development shop as "The Bible". Have you ever run into a FoxPro"ism" that should work one way, but functions another? Grab for "The Bible" and right there is an in-depth description of the bug and possible workarounds. Don't attempt any serious VFP work without this book. Excellent layout and easy reference to VFP functions, commands, as well as excellent coverage of SYS(). An invaluable reference for Visual FoxPro 3.0, but don't overlook it if you're still using FoxPro 2.6 or have moved on to Visual FoxPro 5.0.
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By A Customer on 18 Feb 1998
Format: Paperback
Granor and Roche do an excellent job of explaining the treasures and pitfalls of VFP3. I found this book after I had been banging my head against a particular problem for several days, and was able to find the answer immediately, where no other book I had checked gave the answer. They document both how VFP3 works, and how it _should_ work. Most of the book still applies to VFP5, and presumably it will still be good under Tahoe.
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By A Customer on 4 Feb 1997
Format: Paperback
As the subtitle says, this covers the things you wish someone had put in the documentation - with explanations.

It covers the problems, too - which is what makes this book so valuable. Look out for the nice big bug artwork next to the things that don't quite work as reasonable people expect it to.

Still relevant for Visual FoxPro 5.0, highly recommended.
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Now this book is a quality riposte to those ultra-dull For Dummies books. It is jam-packed with solid information from people who really, really know their subject. It is written in an accessible and sometimes lighthearted style that doesn't intrude or grate. It is easy to get to the information you need thanks to a huge index. It is hard to express how profoundly informative this book is.
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This is great book, for all levels of Foxpro programmers. A must for any serious programmer.
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