So what's the solution & I am not talking of GUI ?
Simple, recompile your existing CA-Clipper source codes using a 32-bit CA-Clipper compatible compilers such as the Harbour Project, xHarbour or Xbase++. If you prefer open-source the Harbour Project & xHarbour will definitely be your choice. However, if you require more support, I guess that xHarbour.com & Xbase++ will be the way to go.
Clarification from Ron Pinkas
xHarbour is first and foremost a free open source project, exactly as
In *addition* to being completely free, it's *also* distributed by
xHarbour.com, as a commercial distribution that includes numerous Add-on
Tools & Libraries, as well as tech support services.
Needless to say, the existence of the xHarbour.com commercial distribution
does not take away from the freedom of xHarbour, the opposite it provides
even more resources to the free project.
So what are the benefits of having your familiar CA-Clipper application as a true Windows 32-bit Executable ?
A quick list of the benefits of being a true Windows application is that it can:
- Utilize all the available memory, no more DOS boundaries
- Use bigger sized variables, no more limits such as 4096 array elements, 64K data segment, etc.
- Use any kind of printer installed on Windows, including network printer, Fax printer, PDF printer, etc.
- Use Windows resources easily, eg. clipboard, common dialogs, etc
- Collaborate with other Windows application, eg. Excel, Internet Explorer, etc.