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Have you been looking for a framework?  In FoxPro there are a ton of frameworks out there,  I found it really hard to find equivalents in the .Net world.  I have listed a few of the frameworks that I found along with some comments.
Commercial Frameworks

StrataFrame - This is a new .NET framework.  I am personally using this framework,  and love it.  With StrataFrame I was productive right away.  I think the way that data is handled is VERY intuitive for anyone that is coming from a FoxPro background.  That being said,  I don't feel that this framework is as "developed" as some of the others out there in terms of features, YET!  It is a perfect fit for me being a .NET newbie, I feel like I am getting in on the ground floor and can grow with the framework.  I will update my comments the more I use the framework.


MM .NET Framework - MM .Net s written by Kevin McNeish who has also authored a framework for Visual FoxPro along with books and many articles.  This is a very complete and well designed framework.  I just wasn't smart enough to really "get it" but I would definitely recommend anyone looking for a framework to take a look for yourself.

Iron Speed - I would classify Iron Speed as an application generator.  It was really cool and did a LOT of work for you almost like magic.  The problem with this framework, for me, is that it is geared towards Web\ASP.Net development and I was looking for a WinForms tool.  It also seemed really hard to customize the system functionality.



Castle - Castle is an open source project for .net that aspires to simplify the development of enterprise and web applications. Offering a set of tools (working together or independently) and integration with others open source projects, Castle helps you get more done with less code.

IdeaBlade - A while back when I was looking for Frameworks I couldn't find but 2, now they seem to be getting more and more popular.



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