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Where can one Download VFP 9 and Service Packs?
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  MarshalR
  All
  Dec 19, 2021 @ 06:36pm

Are there any sites where one can Download VFP 9 and Service Packs? No longer on Microsoft? (appears to be the case).

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  Rick Strahl
  MarshalR
  Dec 20, 2021 @ 10:39am

They're on GitHub under the VFPX organization:

and here are the service packs and support library installers (also including Html Help Workshop which MS no longer offers as a downlaod):

The latter is especially useful since these files are otherwise hard to collect or get the right versions of.

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  MarshalR
  Rick Strahl
  Dec 20, 2021 @ 11:15am

Thanks Rick - most helpful.

However is there anywhere you can purchase/download the original 9.0 Product? FYI - The Service Pack 1 and 2 patches are available on CNET.

Marshal

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  Rick Strahl
  MarshalR
  Dec 20, 2021 @ 11:19am

I don't think FoxPro is available anymore for sale. The only way I think you can still legally get it is through an MSDN/Visual Studio subscription which has archived versions.

Other than that scalped versions off EBay (which sucks because they almost certainly are re-licensed).

We should just dump a full version of FoxPro somewhere inconspicious and point people at that 😄

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  MarshalR
  Rick Strahl
  Dec 20, 2021 @ 11:23am

Does anyone know for sure that you can still get it through MSDN?

Like the inconspicuous idea Rick

Marshal

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  MarshalR
  MarshalR
  Dec 20, 2021 @ 11:27am

Also - don't see VFP9 SP1 Runtime Installers on VFPX.

Marshal

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  Rick Strahl
  MarshalR
  Dec 20, 2021 @ 12:41pm

Yeah they are on MSDN:

But you better check and make sure which subscription level is required. I have mine through the MS MVP program so not sure what level down you can get to these downloads.

I've long ago pulled down all the installer files I need to a local store so I have it and don't have to go back.

If you have an old copy - just use that. There are no license keys on the MSDN versions anyway and the runtimes are free.

The only 'legit' reason would be for a customer that needs an actual verified license and for those MSDN is really the only choice left. Looks like Professional is $1200/yr for the first year, $799 for subsequent years, but you'd only need it once.

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Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Where can one Download VFP 9 and Service Packs?
  MarshalR
  Rick Strahl
  Dec 20, 2021 @ 01:00pm

Yes I have multiple versions backed up. This was more for reassuring clients who are nervous about running their business on VFP with everyone saying that's a dead platform.

Thanks for all your help Rick

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  Rick Strahl
  MarshalR
  Dec 20, 2021 @ 01:04pm

Clients probably don't need a full version of VFP anyway - they just need the runtimes.

And as far as FoxPro is Dead: It's as close to dead as it gets without actually being six feet under I think. 😄

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  MarshalR
  Rick Strahl
  Dec 20, 2021 @ 02:33pm

The concern is the ever-shrinking Developer pool compared to something like Salesforce.

*Really *sad as VFP is such an amazing Development Tool.

Marshal

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