Date:  01/19/2009 11:20:58 PM Msg ID:  003888
From:  FoxWeb Support Thread:  003887
Subject:  Re: Desktop To Webbase
The following is an excerpt from the FAQ page on our web site:
Can I get my existing FoxPro applications to run over the web?

Because of the nature of the World-Wide-Web, there is no way you could take an existing FoxPro application and just get it to run over the web. Web browsers receive information in a language called HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and send information back to servers using HTML forms. In order for FoxPro to communicate with web browsers it must be able to read the input of HTML forms, and format its output as HTML text. For this reason, the input and output routines of existing applications will have to be re-written. Other procedures handling the logic of the application, (e.g. queries, data-updates, etc.) can remain as is.

In some cases existing reports can be used without modification, by re-directing their output to a text file and then sending it to the browser (<PRE> tags have to be added at the beginning and the end of the text). This method works adequately if you have a large number of reports that you want to convert in a hurry, but the output appears just like an ASCII text dump with no formatting. If, on the other hand, you want to have aesthetically pleasing reports that take advantage of the HTML formatting tags, you will need to either include these tags in the reports, or use a different method to create HTML output.

You can download FoxWeb from our web site ( FoxWeb is commercial software, but you can evaluate it for free for a period of 45 days.
FoxWeb Support Team email
Sent by SAIFUDDIN K HUSSAIN on 01/19/2009 10:55:31 PM:
 Dear Sir,
Kindly let me know how to transfer my desktop application based on Visual Foxpro 9 to Webbased. What about the files (tables,forms,menus etc) which converting. Is there any tool available or it is to start from scratch.
What application is to be downloaded for Foxweb and it is freeware or I have to purchase it?