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Visual FoxPro on Windows 8

Want to know if Visual FoxPro 9 will run on Windows 8?  Well, find out below…

I downloaded the Windows 8 Developer Preview the first evening that Microsoft made it available to the public. I had watched the BUILD keynote during the first day of the conference on September 14, 2011, and I was impressed with most of what Microsoft has done on the developer platform for their new OS. So, sure, Windows 8 looks all cool and I am sure we’ll all have some fun building these new “Metro” style apps for it. I’m looking forward to it, just as I’ve looked forward to every new programming journey I’ve tackled lately, like learning C#, WPF, ASP.Net MVC, and Ruby on Rails. I love it all. Bring on more!

However, I am a long-time FoxPro developer, and I imagine I’ll still be developing and maintaining my primary corporate app in FoxPro for a few more years, so I wanted to make sure that Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 + HotFixes would install and run properly in Windows 8. Let’s see if it does (I’ll give you the answer now…. It does!)


According to , the latest, fully patched version of Visual FoxPro 9 is 09.00.0000.7423.


So, the answer is YES, Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 works in Windows 8.

Now, I’m just waiting for the release of the “Metro for FoxPro” framework on VFPx. Anyone?