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    
Vulcan.NET Training CD
Friday, 5 March 2010 

Dieter Crispien says: "Over the years a companion CD to my Vulcan.NET training courses has been developed. This CD has been polished up for general use. It's now publicly available, meaning: You no longer have to book training days to get to dozens of Vulcan.NET code examples and a 300 pages documentation. A new homepage has full information on VNT CD (and it's completely in English!): www.vnt.vulcandotnet.de The German edition will start shipping on March 15th, 2010. An English edition is in the works. The projected release date is May 19th, 2010.
Even more to share at DevShare UK
Friday, 5 March 2010 

DevShare, the learning event organized by the Bristol and London User Group members, keeps getting better. Vulcan.NET development team members Robert van der Hulst , Paul Piko and Chris Pyrgas will be there. Alywn Jennings-Bramly will preview is upcoming book on Vulcan.NET. Dieter Crispien plans to release the English version of his Vulcan.NET Training CD, complete with code samples and over 300 pages of documentation.

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