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CA Visual Objects

I thought this was dead. It's not really alive, as CA says it supports only Win95, 98, and NT 4.

I installed a beta version, somewhere around '93-'95 (I can't remember exactly when). I didn't even manage to compile a "hello world". It just crashec every time I tried.

A pity. Clipper was my all-time fave language on DOS. I was fortunate enough to start with Clipper 5, and to learn from a book that taught me good habits - e.g., declare all your variables, use locals and avoid globals, etc.

Did anyone have any contact with VO?

Paulo Caetano
Thursday, April 15, 2004

I thought VB was bad until I ran into VO.

My memories are not nearly as rosey as yours, although I have no problem recalling my desire to mercilessly machine-gun anyone associated with the product.

Then again, it may have been because the product I was working with was an utter abomination

Polishing my H&K
Thursday, April 15, 2004

Hey, I almost went to work for them. They are redeveloping in .NET I think.

Friday, April 16, 2004

CA Sold the product to the above company who are now developing it.

If you want really good clipper compatibility
check out

1) Xbase++ (
2) Xharbour ( - Open source) & ( - Commercial version)


Mike Grace
Friday, April 16, 2004

Thanks for the links.

Gonna take a look at this.

Paulo Caetano
Friday, April 16, 2004

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