I did quite a bit of work using Clipper and FiveWin (an add-on library for
Clipper to make Windows GUI programs) in the 90s and early 2000s. I have built a
large collection of library code and utilities for working with DBF files. I've
moved away from this over the past decades and have decided to make pretty much
all of it available.
These programs were all created using
FiveWin 1.92, and
Comix 3.00.09 in various combinations.
The rmake scripts and link files are made for use with
All of the zip files contain the program binaries and source code, but rarely
documentation :). If you have any questions send me an email and I'll do my best
to answer them.
Keep in mind that these are 16-bit programs. They can act a little flaky on
newer operating systems, and won't run at all on a 64-bit OS.
Seemingly randomly (and almost always immediately upon starting) you may see a
"memory low" error. Just restart the program and it will probably go away.
- ctl3d.dll and bwcc.dll
- The Windows programs on this page generally require these two dlls.
I have made them available separately rather than duplicate them in each
of the other zip files. You can either install them into your system
directory or put them in the application folder.
55K, added 2005-10-07
- This is a library of fixes and improvements for FiveWin 1.92. Little
changes to classes and fixes for things like memory leaks present in the
116K, added 2005-10-07
- My personal library stuffed full of useful functions created over the
years. Pretty much every program on this page requires this library. It
can be built for use with FiveWin or for plain old DOS Clipper - see
GO.BAT and DGO.BAT for details. Includes exhaustive documentation.
177K, updated 2008-04-16
- A handy little calculator utility for doing date math.
295K, added 2005-10-07
- All my late work with Clipper was doing conversions to other database
formats. This command line utility will dump a dbf into a csv file. It
includes multiple RDD support, a configurable date format and lots of
options for exporting memo fields.
281K, updated 2008-02-29
- A free utility to repair damaged DBF and memo files down at the byte
level. This one actually has instructions (readme.txt)! I added a console
version of the program because the FiveWin one generally runs so poorly on
XP and later. The files that start with "CL" (Command Line) belong to the
732K, updated 2007-01-14
- DBMaster was originally designed to be a data-dictionary/dbf structure
utility but grew to be the place where I put all the other little
functions that seemed too small to have their own separate executable.
Tons of handy stuff for working with DBF, TXT and PRG files.
437K, updated 2007-06-18
- I recently dug up this old project I had created with a friend for
generating random terrain maps for tabletop gaming. Given a directory full
of bitmap "tiles", it creates a map of the desired size by randomly
combining the tiles in various states of rotation and flop. It includes
scratch-built code for loading, manipulating and combining 4-bit, 8-bit
and 24-bit bitmaps. Includes sample tilesets.
390K, added 2008-01-18
- A database browser along the lines of DBU, but in an MDI GUI interface
with lots of extras. This was created by me for me, so there isn't any
comprehensive documentation, but if you've been working with DBFs for a
while, you should recognize most options. For those features you can't
figure out, check the source code then send me an email if you're still
unsure. This program can be associated with DBF files to open them
automatically when you double-click them in explorer.
515K, added 2005-10-07
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