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    
#using Vulcan.NET Newsletter
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 

#using Vulcan.NET, the official Vulcan.NET newsletter, can be downloaded by selecting the Newsletter menu option at http://www.govulcan.net. This issue contains great technical articles; download it now!
Vulcan.NET Build 154 for VOPS subscribers
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 

This is probably the most exciting Vulcan.NET build released to date as many milestones were met in this build, available to VOPS subscribers.

This build's feature set includes the following...

  • Interface Support
  • Improved IntelliSense
  • The ability to Edit VO Forms in Visual Studio
  • Hybrid Support. (Calling VOGUI windows from a WinForm Window with Menu Strip. This feature allows for a gradual transition from VOGUI to WinForm.)

Now is a great time to consider a VOPS membership. It's a great value for Visual Objects programmers. To order VOPS visit this link:


German Conference: VODC 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 

This year's VODC in Hamburg, Germany, was one of the most enthusiastic conferences for Vulcan.NET to date. Thanks go out to Dieter Crispien's group for an excellent job, and to all of the speakers who came up with some really exciting topics.

Also thanks to the attendees, who have showed excellent progress with their Vulcan.NET applications.

Fabrice Foray's Vulcan.NET Plug-in for Reflector, is now capable of taking a C# project converting it to Vulcan.NET and outputting a complete VS2008 Vulcan.NET solution.

Willie Moore opened a lot of eyes showing how easy it is to get started in Vulcan.NET as well as a showing a great Vulcan.NET / ASP demo.

Dieter showed us several exciting applications that he is working on for a very large Fortune 500 company based in the US with extensive operations in Germany.

We also had a new speaker this year, Al Acker, who shared his experiences with Vulcan.NET.

Many of the VODC regulars were in attendance, and even Michael Fischer showed up with only a half of a voice due to a cold/flu. Now that's dedication!  Thanks Michael!


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