Welcome To Vulcan.NET


Vulcan.NETVulcan.NET is the next generation of the xBase family of languages. Vulcan.NET provides a high level of backwards-compatibility with the Visual Objects language, while at the same time bringing it into the 21st century with all the features you would expect in a modern programming language. In addition, Vulcan.NET brings all the benefits of the .NET platform to the Visual Objects language, opening up a whole new world of opportunities for xBase programmers.

Vulcan.NET is fully CLS compliant and supports the vast majority of features available to .NET languages, including method and operator overloading, strongly typed arrays, reference and value types, enumeration types, low level pointer operations, and more.

Vulcan.NET is integrated into Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015 with project and file templates, a highly customizable code editor with syntax highlighting, and advanced editing features, a full-featured debugger, a Windows Forms designer, WPF Support, and a Tool called Transporter to convert a Visual Objects Project to a Visual Studio project.


For Visual Objects Developers:

trophyTo the extent that is both possible and practical, Vulcan.NET is syntactically and semantically compatible with Visual Objects version 2.8. Unless specifically stated otherwise, you should assume that the behavior of any given language element or runtime function will be the same in Vulcan.NET as it is in Visual Objects. To achieve the highest level of compatibility, it may be necessary to set some or all of the Visual Objects compatibility options. 


Of course, any movement forward is inevitably going to require some changes to existing code. However, migrating from the native code world of Visual Objects to the managed code world of .NET is not nearly as major a change as was the movement from DOS to Windows, from weakly to strongly typed programming, or even from procedural to object-oriented programming.

The managed code world of .NET is very much like the environment you are already accustomed to. The .NET CLR provides a garbage collected memory manager, full object orientation, runtime array bounds checking, structured exception handling, and so on.


Current  Archive    
Fischer & Consultants will carry over the German distribution of Vulcan.NET & VO
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 

Grafx Software & Fischer & Consultants GmbH are announcing that Fischer & Consultants will carry over the distribution of Vulcan.NET and Visual Objects in Germany.

Since the early days oft the Clipper Compiler, the distribution of XBase products in Germany was closely connected with Dieter Crispien. In the last couple of years he has taken responsibility for the german version of the product web sites and the organization of the VODC, the developers conference here in Germany. Sadly, this era will find an end. Reasons of age will force Crispien to back out of business. For this reason, Fischer &Consultants will carry over the distribution of VO and Vulcan.NET in Germany. We kindly ask you to send your orders in written form to one oft he addresses which are noted at the end of this note. We are currently working on a relaunch of the web sites and will offer you an online order in the near future.

The developers conference VODC will also organized in the future by Fischer & Consultants. We are glad that Dieter Crispien will still support us with his experience. He will also actively contribute to the organization of the conference. We want to say thank you to Grafx Software for the trust they put in us and looking forward to cooperate with all interested developers!

Fischer & Consultants GmbH
Fax: 0221-350 860 81
Email: info@appfact.de


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