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Microsoft Visual FoxPro 7 for Windows.

Application Details:

Version: 7
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.0.0

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Normal application flow, printing, wine over vnc, etc.

What does not

none so far


What was not tested

ActiveX, Samba, data source, etc.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Jul 22 20081.0.0N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1265 ToolTip text is cut off (Visual FoxPro) CLOSED FIXED View
1266 WAIT WINDOW display problem (Visual FoxPro) CLOSED FIXED View
1733 Black cursor on textbox with black backgroud -> cursor invisible CLOSED FIXED View
1926 FoxPro scrolling produces garbage output in report preview CLOSED FIXED View
2408 LocoScript (DOS): Unsupported VGA register CLOSED WONTFIX View
3966 native ODBC app crash CLOSED ABANDONED View
4229 VFP controll buttons blank CLOSED FIXED View
4627 Microsoft Visual Foxpro 7 SP 1 - Docked components in top of main window -> Incorect coordinates for edited form. CLOSED ABANDONED View
9591 Print to default laser printer in FoxPro fails and shuts down application CLOSED ABANDONED View
11822 All applications over VNC: Applications freeze for any letters input CLOSED FIXED View
11823 Visual Foxpro 7: Objects may and may not be visible in IDE CLOSED FIXED View
11862 Visual Foxpro 7: Menu bar is not clickable if related window is maximized CLOSED ABANDONED View
12739 Improper drawing of radio buttons CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Old article for reference


  • Visual Foxpro needs the windows version to be set through winecfg to nt40 or nt351 or Windows 98
Summary of Suggestions from past test results

What works
Applications flow + printing + VFP over VNC + others
Standard application usage plus printing minus ActiveX
Application flow plus printing and othersStandard application flow

Normal application flow, printing, wine over vnc, etc.

What does not
Objects that are suppose to be invisible become visible due to faulty repaint.

Additional Comments
Watch out for dependency requirement
Remember to install msttcorefonts package.
Remember to install MS fonts.

What was not tested
ActiveX, Samba, data source, etc.

Note important differences between running VFP on Windows and wine:

1. File name in linux is different when capitalized so take a note when developing components (forms, reports, database, etc). What supposedly a replacement operation (file x.scx replacing x.scx) can probably fail (because file x.scx is different than file x.SCX).

2. Default printer to use in a VFP can't be set. The Default printer always follow linux default printer.

3. Custom paper size setting is erratically off a couple of mm althought that's probably due to problem in linux cups printing. It's a big problem in form feed printing.

4. Position of objects in actual report printing can be far from what seen in preview. WYSINWYG.

5. Application graphic refresh is not perfect and sometimes borderline ugly, depending on wine version. Many refresh problems are related to container object.

6. Some VFP crashes may lead to serious corruption of application projects unseen if using windows. Using source version is very recommended.

HOWTO install and run Microsoft Visual Foxpro 7 IDE and application in wine

Use a current  wine version for VFP7

This HOWTO is based on the excellent articles by Paul McNett. I'll slowly integrates that article into one comprehensive HOWTO. Please correct me if I'm wrong since some of my experiences below is based on older wine and an effort to maintain an application, not an intentional analysis of VFP in wine.

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