They call it "Legacy software:" an app written in Visual FoxPro. But it's a euphemism; legacy means "obsolete."
But it's more than that - much more. It's your legacy. It's what you spent years building, and it's what your children will inherit.
When the time is right, you can sell your application and pass the proceeds on to your family. Your software has value, but thanks to Microsoft, its value declines every day.
But you're not powerless. There is something you can do to safeguard and preserve your legacy. You can convert that application knowledge to a form that will hold its value for years to come. That format is .NET: Visual Basic or C#, and Windows Presentation Foundation. It can breathe new life into your application.
But you can do more than that. You can enhance your application visually
so that it has the modern look of today's software. WPF applications resize the way web pages do, automatically, as the window grows or shrinks. All UI events are exposed, so that the reincarnation of your software can do anything you've ever seen other contemporary software do. And you can build in unit testing, and test your code without running your app!
You can also add in all of the other features that you've seen in modern software, without the workarounds that FoxPro required. The .NET implementation of your code will be cleaner, because you can replace existing workarounds with straightforward calls to those same features that are built into the .NET framework. And you can eliminate reams of arcane and repetitive code used to implement features that weren't really meant for FoxPro.
And, most importantly, you can easily find programmers who know C# or Visual Basic, fresh out of college, bright-eyed and eager to put the latest programming technology to work in your application. Potential buyers of your code will insist on that. So should you, even if you don't intend to sell. Tech support is no place to spend your golden years.
Preserve your legacy. Call today: (650) 464-6924.
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