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This section explains the options that appear on various dialog boxes.

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About Microsoft Visual FoxPro Dialog Box


Displays the Visual FoxPro copyright, licensing, and version information, as well as your product identification number.
Add Files to Source Control Dialog Box


Adds a file or selected files in your project to source code control.
Add Table or View Dialog Box


Allows you to select one or more existing tables or views on which to base your new query or local view.
Advanced Options Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to fine-tune how records are retrieved in a view or how updates are made to the server or source tables.
Append From Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to add records to the current table or view from another table, a spreadsheet, or text file.
Append From Options Dialog Box


Specifies fields to append and allows you to build an expression that must be met by records that are to be appended.
Arrange Tables and Views Dialog Box


Allows you to change the layout of tables and views in your database.
Beautify Options Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to specify capitalization and indentation styles for editing window text.
Breakpoints Dialog Box


Allows you to specify options for breakpoints.
Build Options Dialog Box


Allows you to create a custom application or refresh an existing project.
Calculate Field Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to select a mathematical operation to create a computed field.
Change Icon Dialog Box


Specifies an icon to be used for a linked or embedded object on a form or in a General field of a table.
Check In Files Dialog Box


Checks in changes made in your development environment working directory to your source code control database.
Check Out Files Dialog Box


Checks out a copy of the selected files from your source code control provider and places a writable copy in the corresponding development environment working directory.
Choose Field/Variable Dialog Box


Specifies a table field or variable.
Class Info Dialog Box


Shows various attributes of class members, their design-time appearance, and whether or not they are protected.
Code Page Dialog Box


Allows you to assign a code page to a .dbf file or text file that does not have one.
Comment Dialog Box


Allows you to enter notes or comments to identify the query or view and its purpose.
Compile Dialog Box


Allows you to compile program, menu, or query files.
Connections Dialog Box


Allows you to create and maintain database connections.
Coverage Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to specify options for logging program execution.
Create Dialog Box


Allows you to specify the directory, name, and type of the new file.
Create One-To-Many Relationships Dialog Box


Establishes a one-to-many relationship, in which the child table can contain multiple records that correspond to one record in the parent table.
Customize Toolbox Dialog Box


Displays options for changing settings and editing categories or items for the Toolbox.
Data Grouping Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to create group bands for separating groups of records visually, and displaying summary data for each group.
Database Properties Dialog Box


Allows you to choose the types of database objects that are displayed in the Database Designer.
Define Window Layout Dialog Box


Allows you to name and save window and toolbar configurations for reuse.
Delete (Records) Dialog Box


Makes it possible to mark records for deletion.
Description Dialog Box


Provides a text box where you can type a brief description identifying a file.
Detail Dialog Box


Sets height and other options for the Detail band in a report or label.
Do Dialog Box


Allows you to specify a program or form file to run.
Edit Bands Dialog Box


Displays a list of available bands so you can directly modify height, as well as entry and exit actions.
Edit Links Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to change or break an object link.
Edit Properties Dialog Box


Allows you to set editing options for the current editing window or set color and font options for all editing sessions.
Edit Property/Method Dialog Box


Allows you to add new properties and methods or edit existing ones.
Edit Relationship Dialog Box


Allows you to alter a persistent relationship between tables.
Event Tracking Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to see when each event occurs in relation to other events.
EXE Version Dialog Box


Displays information about the build number as well as other information that you supply.
Execution Throttle Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to specify the delay in seconds between the execution of each line of code located in the Trace Window.
Export Dialog Box


Allows you to export data from Visual FoxPro tables to a text file, spreadsheet, or common table format.
Export Options Dialog Box


Specifies which records and fields to export.
Expression Builder Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to create and edit expressions. An expression can be as simple as a field name or as complex as a calculation involving immediate IF functions, concatenations, and data type conversions.
Expression Builder Options Dialog Box


Sets preferences for the items displayed in the Expression Builder.
File Finder Dialog Box


Enables searches based on specified criteria.
Find Dialog Box (Visual FoxPro)


Makes it possible to search for text.
Find Table or View Dialog Box


Allows you to select a table or views you cannot locate in the database schema displayed in the Database Designer.
Font Dialog Box


Controls the type, style, and size of fonts in a text file, field, or label control in a report, label, or in the Command window.
Format (Field) Dialog Box


Specifies the value of an expression in a field control.
General Options Dialog Box


Allows you to specify code for an entire menu system.
Generate Menu Dialog Box


Lets you specify a name for the generated menu program and then generate the program.
Get Latest Version of Files Dialog Box


Gets the latest files from the source code control provider and places a local copy in the Project Manager.
Go To Line Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to move the insertion point to the designated line in a text or program file or in the Command window.
Go To Record Dialog Box


Specifies which record to move the record pointer to.
Having Dialog Box


Specifies the conditions for selecting the groups of records to include in query output.
Import Dialog Box


Allows you to import data to a table from a spreadsheet or another table format.
Include File Dialog Box


Allows you to specify an include file containing predefined compile-time constants for a user-defined class, form, or form set.
Insert Object Dialog Box


Lists the OLE objects you can link or embed in your application for forms or General fields in tables.
Insert Object Reference Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to see the name of all objects in the designer and insert a fully qualified reference to the object in your code.
Insert System Menu Bar Dialog Box


Allows you to add menus and menu options to the Menu Designer window.
Join Condition Dialog Box


Specifies a join condition between tables.
Label Dialog Box


Displays the resuls of a query in an existing label.
Locate Database Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to locate or ignore a missing table or view.
Locate File Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to locate or ignore a missing file or group of files.
Locate Record Dialog Box


Searches for a record in the active table or view that matches specified conditions.
Look Up Reference Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to search for and replace code references or text in your projects or folders.
Look Up Reference Dialog Box, Options Dialog Box


Sets additional options for a code reference search.
Macros Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to define key combinations using the CTRL key, ALT key, or function keys to perform a series of keystrokes.
Menu Options Dialog Box


Allows you to specify code for a specific menu.
More Windows Dialog Box


Displays a list of active windows from which you can choose.
Move Item Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to change the location of a menu or menu item.
New Class Dialog Box


Specifies information for a new class, which is then used by the Class Designer.
New Dialog Box


Allows you to create new files using designers and wizards.
New File Dialog Box (Visual FoxPro)


Lets you create a new form, report, label, or query, depending on the type of file currently selected in the Project Designer.
New Label Dialog Box


Displays predefined Avery label types.
New Local View Dialog Box


Lets you create a view of local tables or other views in a database using either the Local View wizard or View designer.
New Method Dialog Box


Allows you to create a new method and specify the description and visibility of the method.
New Property Dialog Box


Allows you to create a new property and specify the description and visibility of the property.
New Remote View Dialog Box


Allows you to create a new remote view using the View designer or the Remote View wizard.
New Table Dialog Box


Allows you to create a new table in the database using the Table designer or the Table wizard.
Open Dialog Box (Visual FoxPro)


Allows you to open an existing file or create a new file.
Open Picture Dialog Box


Allows you to open an existing graphics file.
Options Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to set different categories of options.
Page Setup Dialog Box (Visual FoxPro)


Makes it possible for you to specify paper, page, and printer settings.
Pane Customization Dialog Box


Used to create, modify, and delete panes in the Task Pane Manager.
Paste Special Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to link or embed an OLE object from the Clipboard.
Print Dialog Box


Lets you print a text file, report, label, or the contents of the Command window or the Clipboard.
Print File Dialog Box


Allows you to search a drive or directory for a file to print.
Print Options Dialog Box


Lets you print a text file, report, label, or the contents of the Command window or the Clipboard.
Print When Dialog Box


Enables the conditional printing of an object based on the value of an expression and controls how objects print when bands are continued.
Project Information Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to view and edit information about the project and its files.
Prompt Options Dialog Box


Lets you specify options for prompts in a customized menu system.
Report Page Setup Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to specify page layout settings for reports.
Query Destination Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to send the results of your query to seven different outputs. This command is available only for queries.
Quick Report Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to select fields and a field layout for a report.
Recall (Records) Dialog Box


Lets you unmark records that are marked for deletion.
Rectangle/Line Dialog Box


Specifies position and printing options for rectangle and line controls.
Remove Files from Source Control Dialog Box


Removes selected files in your project from source code control.
Rename File Dialog Box


Allows you to rename the selected file.
Replace Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to search for and replace specified text in the current file.
Replace Field Dialog Box


Changes values stored in one record or in a range of records.
Report and Label Print Options Dialog Box


Allows you to specify how much to print and create expressions that the selected records must meet in order to print.
Report Band Properties Dialog Box


Include options for column, group, and page headers and footers, titles, and so on.
Report Dialog Box (Visual FoxPro)


Displays the results of a query in a report layout.
Report Expression Dialog Box


Defines the contents of a field control in a report.
Report Picture Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to include bitmaps, icons, or other information from a General table field in your report or label.
Report Variables Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to create variables within a report.
Round Rectangle Dialog Box


Specifies the exact shape, position, and printing options for round rectangle controls.
Save As Class Dialog Box


Lets you save a form, or selected controls on a form, as a class definition.
Save As Dialog Box


Saves a new file or saves an existing file with a different name.
Save As HTML Dialog Box


Enables you to create a new HTML version of the current form, menu, report, or table.
Scope Dialog Box


Specifies the records that Visual FoxPro acts on in the current table or view.
Select Connection or Data Source Dialog Box


Allows you to select a data source or an existing connection to a data source to create a new remote view.
Select Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to select an XML Web service and insert code for it in a program or code editing window.
Set Grid Scale Dialog Box


Lets you define horizontal and vertical increments of the grid in pixels and specifies whether the ruler displays in system units or pixels.
Set Index Order Dialog Box


Sets the index order for a child table.
Tab Order Dialog Box


Adjusts the order in which objects are accessed in the form when you use the keyboard.
Task Pane Options Dialog Box


Customizes the Task Pane Manager and the individual panes that it contains.
Optional Bands Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to include a Title, Summary, or additional Detail bands in a report or label.
Toolbars Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to create, edit, hide, and customize toolbars.
Undo Check Out of Files Dialog Box


Overwrites your changes to a file and copies the latest checked-in version to your development-environment working directory.
Update Project List Dialog Box


Displays the results of a project list update.
View Parameters Dialog Box


Sets up views that prompt for a value entry to complete the view.
Visual FoxPro Converter Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to open files created in an earlier version of Visual FoxPro.
Visual FoxPro Transporter Dialog Box


Makes it possible to transport forms, labels, and reports across different Visual FoxPro platforms and versions.
Visual FoxPro XML Web Service Location Dialog Box


Specifies a local Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or virtual directory for publishing an XML Web service.
Visual FoxPro XML Web Services Publisher Dialog Box


Specifies information for publishing Visual FoxPro COM (.dll) Servers as XML Web services that can be accessed on the Web.
Visual FoxPro XML Web Services Registration Dialog Box


Specifies information for registering an XML Web service so you can use it in your applications.
Wizard Selection Dialog Box


Displays a list of wizards from which you can choose.
Work Area Properties Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to modify the structure of a table, select index files and fields, and define data filters. This dialog box appears when you choose Properties from the Table Menu.
XML Web Service - Client Detail Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to specify the control, or client, to which you want to bind the results of the XML Web service operation.
XML Web Service - Complex Types Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to specify information for complex types such as table and field names for XML Web service operations that return ADO.NET DataSets or property names for a returned object.
XML Web Service - Operation Detail Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to choose specific XML Web service operations, or methods, you want to call from your application. You can also specify parameter values for these operations.
XML Web Service - Parameter Values Dialog Box


Makes it possible for you to set parameter values or specify a control and its property as a parameter source for a selected XML Web service operation.
Zoom <property> Dialog Box


Displays the text value of the selected property.

Related Sections

User Interface Reference (Visual FoxPro)


Explains the options that appear on various dialog boxes, windows, and other user interfaces. These types of topics generally appear when you press F1 in a dialog box or window.
Developing Visual FoxPro Applications


Includes conceptual information about how to develop Visual FoxPro applications, instructions for creating databases and the user interface, and other tasks needed to create Visual FoxPro applications.
Programming in Visual FoxPro


Describes how understanding object-oriented programming techniques and the event-driven model can maximize your programming productivity and enable you to access the full power of Visual FoxPro.
Reference (Visual FoxPro)


Includes topics on productivity tools, as well as the controls, objects, properties, methods, events, statements, functions, and constants available.
Utility Programs


Describes how these tools that are provided with Microsoft Visual FoxPro help speed the process of application development.


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