||Re: Virtulizing Dbase software from local to web
||Sat, 09 Mar 2019 17:37:47 -0500
Thanks for looking into this Rich. It would be downright incredible.
Like others - maybe many - I have massive Plus app supported for years. Regular requests from users now to run on the Web. I know Dbase has tools for this, but conversion would take at least a year if not longer.
This option would allow my app to continue for many more years. Instead, am losing out to other Web apps even tho they do not have even half the features, all because they run on the Web. Has me looking into other databases at this point.
Likely Dbase would like us to use their other tools, but my guess is this is just not practical for their long-time supporters like me.
I hope some progress is made here, and even that Dbase considers what this would mean for retaining clients. An old adage - it is 10 times more expensive to get new clients than retain current clients.
Hope they hear this, and thanks again for your efforts.
> I haven't been very successful in trying it out with PLUS 12.
> As soon as we hit the VUI.Start (60) line, dBASE app ends.
> No error message, no nothing, it just goes away.
> Trying it with the production server by using just those 2 lines
> VUI = new OleAutoClient("VirtualUI.VirtualUI")
> VUI.Start (60)
> I get the same thing, dBASE just app ends.
> I wasted a couple three hours on it with a simple dBASE program I know
> properly run and no luck.
> I don't think itís a issue with the VirtualUI, I think itís a dBASE issue.
> I haven't yet tried it with a non-dBASE application since the only
> development platform I have on this machine is dBASE 12.
> While itís a interesting, there does seem like something in dBASE that
> doesn't like its screen being redirected.
> "Michael" wrote in message news:KLkrBvy0UHA.1864@ip-AC1E04A7...
> Hi Rich,
> I have asked Cybel how to interface and this was their reply, does this give
> you a clue? what do I need to ask them? How does Dbase display?
> "Any Windows application that uses Microsoft Windows Win32 GDI/GDI+/DirectX
> calls and can interface with an ActiveX library"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wrote:
> > I did look at it some time ago.
> > Probably their VB6 example is a best example for dBASE
> > I did try
> > VUI = new OleAutoClient("VirtualUI.VirtualUI")
> > VUI.DevMode = True
> > VUI.DevServer.Port = 6580
> > VUI.DevServer.Enabled = True
> > VUI.Start (60)
> > In my startup. It kills the abilities to run it locally and it doesn't
> > display in their interface.
> > I believe my app was throwing an error but I haven't followed up on it to
> > see what that may be.
> > I imagine the "VirtualUI.VirtualUI" redirects screen writes to a virtual
> > machine thatís why it can't be run locally.
> > I haven't really gone any further than a simple test.
> > Might be worthwhile to do some more testing.
> > I'm sure they probably haven't a clue if dBASE would work. You'd probably
> > need to experiment on your own.
> > Their licensing scheme is very confusing also.
> > It does however look promising.
> > Rich...
> > "Mark" wrote in message news:SxcK7TG0UHA.1864@ip-AC1E04A7...
> > I noticed they support Visual Foxpro.
> > Maybe falls into silly question category but...anyone here know why there
> > would not be a way to support a Dbase app? I will probaly contact them,
> > but
> > thought I'd ask here.
> > Very much in the same boat with a huge app and looking for a way to go to
> > cloud.
> > Mark
> > Michael Wrote:
> > > Opps! Heres the link to the product
> > >
> > > https://www.cybelesoft.com/thinfinity/virtualui
> > >
> > > Cheers.
> > >
> > > Michael Wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Guys,
> > > >
> > > > I have an extremely large software product originally written in dbase
> > > > and have the main user end updated to DBASE 11. (approximately half of
> > > > it). It has taken me months but now I finding I need to go to cloud
> > > > and
> > > > this will require a complete re-write. I have been looking at
> > > > solutions
> > > > using terminal services to take my legacy product to web and found
> > > > this
> > > > company that has a virtual UI to run through a browser. Can anyone
> > > > tell
> > > > me how/what syntax to place these simple commands in dbase software?
> > > > here is a link with examples of different languages and code.
> > > >
> > > > Any suggestions?
> > > >
> > > > Best Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Michael.
> > >