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Subject: Foxpro calling Outlook XP on WinXP
Thread ID: 33704 Message ID: 33704 # Views: 2 # Ratings: 0
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Date: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 5:54:36 AM         
   


I'm having a problem with a custom app that a client purchased which is built with FoxPro (don't know version), and need to give the developers some things to think about, as they are having difficulties resolving. Apparently the app works fine in a Win98 environment, as that was the platrom the app was originally written for. WinXP seems to be causing some problems for them.

The feature in question in the application is sending e-mail. When you want to send an e-mail message, clicking on a button will bring up a basic 'e-mail' window with TO, FROM, SUBJECT, MSG BODY fields, and SEND and CANCEL buttons. The app at some point does a check from IE to see what is the default e-mail client, and launches a message window (with all the data from the basic e-mail window) from the associated e-mail client when the user hits the SEND button.

But hitting the SEND button doesn't always launch a message window. It only is working for us when the e-mail client (Outlook XP) is already running. If Outlook is not already running, then the send button does nothing. On a couple of systems, it doesn't matter if Outlook is running or isn't, the SEND button doesn't work at all. Using the default e-mail client of Outlook Express (what the developers appear to use), and everything works as it should.

I am in need of some suggestions to pass on to the dev team. All suggestions/comments/questions are greatly appreciated.

Allan



ENTIRE THREAD

Foxpro calling Outlook XP on WinXP Posted by Allan Sabo @ 12/2/2003 5:54:36 AM
RE: Foxpro calling Outlook XP on WinXP Posted by Moose Taylor @ 12/2/2003 4:18:44 PM
RE: Foxpro calling Outlook XP on WinXP Posted by Ronald de Jesus @ 12/4/2003 11:36:10 AM
RE: Foxpro calling Outlook XP on WinXP Posted by Moose Taylor @ 12/4/2003 3:01:24 PM
RE: Foxpro calling Outlook XP on WinXP Posted by Ronald de Jesus @ 12/5/2003 1:17:15 AM
RE: Foxpro calling Outlook XP on WinXP Posted by Moose Taylor @ 12/5/2003 3:55:36 PM