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Visual FoxPro

Visual FoxPro is a data-centric object-oriented programming language by Microsoft. It is derived from FoxPro which was developed by Fox Software beginning in 1984; FoxPro merged with Microsoft in 1992 and the software acquired further features and the prefix "Visual".

Visual FoxPro, also known as VFP, runs under Microsoft Windows and is mainly used to write desktop database applications running on Windows; it can be used to write fat client, middleware, and web applications.

In late 2002, it was demonstrated that Visual FoxPro can run on Linux under the Windows emulator Wine. In 2003, this led to complaints by Microsoft: it was claimed that the deployment of FoxPro code on non-Windows machines violates the End User License Agreement.

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