You can use forms to give your users a familiar interface for viewing and entering data into a database, but forms provide far more than just an interface. Forms provide a rich set of objects that can respond to user (or system) events, so you can make it possible for your users to accomplish their information management tasks as easily and as intuitively as possible.
In This Section
- Designing Forms
- Provides background on the capabilities of the Form designer, with links to topics on creating forms, setting the data environment, and manipulating objects.
- Creation of Single- and Multiple-Document Interfaces
- Describes the two types of applications possible in Visual FoxPro and the types of forms that support both types of interfaces. Includes links to topics dealing with the various form types.
- How to: Extend Forms with Form Sets
- Explains the benefits of including multiple forms as a group in a form set and describes how to create and work with form sets.
- Adding Objects to Forms
- Lists the types of objects you can add to a form and offers background on the two categories of objects in Visual FoxPro: containers and controls. Provides links to topics on adding containers and controls to forms.
- Customizing Forms
- Provides instructions on how to change text fonts and sizes, add shapes and lines to a form, add graphics to a form, and set the foreground and background colors of a form.
- How to: Add Properties and Methods to a Form
- Includes instructions on how to add a new property to a form, create an array property, create a new method for a form, and include a file in a form. Provides links to topics on manipulating objects, defining form behavior, and editing event and method code.