How to completely uninstall VFP 9.0
Uninstalling VFP 9.0 does not remove VFP settings stored in the registry or any files that have been added to installation after the fact. To completely uninstall VFP 9.0
- Launch VFP and note directories returned by HOME() and HOME(7) functions
- Uninstall VFP
- Delete directories from step 1
- delete registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualFoxPro\9.0
GDIPLUS.DLL security updates for VFP 8.0 and VFP 9.0
MS security bulletin Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957488) lists MS products affected including VFP 8.0 and VFP 9.0. It supersedes MS security bulletin MS08-052 - Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954593). I blogged about it at GDI+ security updates for VFP 8.0 and VFP 9.0
VFP OLE DB provider
The VFP OLE DB Provider allows other programming languages and applications to access Visual FoxPro databases and tables.
Retrieving Windows TaskBar Size and Location
Who has files open on the network
utility displays the list of users who have specific file(s) open on network. Works on Windows NT Platform (Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, etc). This code detects only the files opened using a net shared path. It does not return the files opened by a user on the local computer using a local path.
Retrieving Extended File Properties
When you right-click a file in Windows Explorer and select Properties from the shortcut menu, a dialog box displays basic properties for that file, including such things as file name, file size, and the file creation, last access, and last modification dates. In addition to these basic properties, the Windows operating system also tracks a number of extended file properties. These properties are typically hidden; to display them in Windows Explorer, you must click View, click Choose Details, and then select the desired properties from the resulting dialog box.The Shell Folder object includes a GetDetailsOf method that allows to access these extended properties. A ParseName method
can be used to retrieve a FolderItem object that represents a specified item.
Formating a date as a date string for a locale specified
The GetDateFormat Windows API function formats a date as a date string for a Locale Identifier specified. The formatting is controlled either by flags or by the formatting string, if provided. The function accepts SYSTEMTIME Structure as one of its parameters.
ActiveX security updates for VFP 8.0 and VFP 9.0
MS security bulletin MS08-070 - Vulnerabilities in ActiveX Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (932349)
lists MS products affected including VFP 8.0 and VFP 9.0
GDI+ security updates for VFP 8.0 and VFP 9.0
MS security bulletin MS08-052 - Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954593) lists many MS products affected including VFP 8.0 and VFP 9.0
How to disable Task Pane Manager
Either of below will disable Task Pane Manager launch on VFP startup: