How ReFox 12.1 Can Help You Recover and Modify FoxPro Source Code
ReFox 12.1 - FoxPro Decompiler: What Is It and Why Do You Need It?
If you are a developer or a user of FoxPro applications, you might have encountered a situation where you need to recover or modify the source code from an executable file, but you don't have access to it. Maybe you lost the original source code, or maybe you inherited a legacy application that was not documented or maintained properly. Or maybe you just want to learn how a certain application works or improve its functionality.
ReFox 12.1 – FoxPro Decompiler
In any case, you need a tool that can decompile the executable file into readable and editable source code. And that's where ReFox 12.1 comes in handy.
ReFox 12.1 is a powerful and easy-to-use decompiler and brander for FoxPro applications. It can decompile any FoxPro executable or module into equivalent source code that can be viewed, edited, compiled, or debugged in Visual FoxPro or other IDEs.
FoxPro is a data-centric procedural programming language with object-oriented features that was developed by Fox Software and later acquired by Microsoft. It was widely used for creating database applications for Windows, Macintosh, DOS, and UNIX platforms. The last version of FoxPro was Visual FoxPro 9, which was released in 2004 and discontinued in 2007.
FoxPro applications are still used by many businesses and organizations around the world, especially in legacy systems that handle large amounts of data. However, as technology evolves, these applications may need to be updated, modified, or migrated to newer platforms or languages.
That's why using ReFox 12.1 can be very beneficial for FoxPro developers and users. It can help you:
Restore lost or damaged source code from executable files
Analyze and understand how an application works
Modify or enhance an existing application
Protect your application from unauthorized decompilation
Compare original and reconstructed code for accuracy
Compile and debug your code with built-in tools
Support Windows 11 and Visual FoxPro 9 features
Features of ReFox 12.1
ReFox 12.1 has many features that make it a versatile and reliable tool for decompiling FoxPro applications. Here are some of the main features:
Decompilation of FoxPro executables and modules
ReFox 12.1 can decompile any FoxPro executable (.exe) or module (.app, .dll, .fxp, .mpr, .mpr, .qpr, .spr) file into equivalent source code that can be viewed, edited, compiled, or debugged in Visual FoxPro or other IDEs. It can handle any FoxPro version from 2.0 to 9.0, and any compression or encryption method. It can also decompile embedded components such as forms, menus, reports, labels, classes, and queries.
Separation of embedded components
ReFox 12.1 can separate the embedded components from the executable file and save them as individual files in their original formats. For example, it can extract forms as .scx and .sct files, menus as .mnx and .mnt files, reports as .frx and .frt files, and so on. This allows you to edit the components separately or reuse them in other projects.
Branding and protection of applications
ReFox 12.1 can also help you brand and protect your applications from unauthorized decompilation or modification. You can add your own logo, icon, splash screen, or text to the executable file, and change its properties such as version number, company name, product name, etc. You can also encrypt or compress the executable file to make it harder to decompile or reverse engineer.
Comparison of original and reconstructed code
ReFox 12.1 can compare the original and reconstructed code for accuracy and consistency. It can highlight the differences between the two versions of code and show you the percentage of similarity. You can also use the built-in diff tool to compare two files or folders of source code.
Built-in compiler and debugger
ReFox 12.1 has a built-in compiler and debugger that allows you to compile and debug your code without leaving the application. You can compile your code into executable or module files with various options such as optimization level, target platform, error handling, etc. You can also debug your code step by step with breakpoints, watch variables, call stack, etc.
Support for Windows 11 and Visual FoxPro 9
ReFox 12.1 supports the latest features of Windows 11 and Visual FoxPro 9. It can decompile applications that use the new Windows API functions, controls, dialogs, etc. It can also handle the new syntax and features of Visual FoxPro 9 such as XML support, structured error handling, binary index support, etc.
How to Use ReFox 12.1
Using ReFox 12.1 is very easy and intuitive. Here are the basic steps to use ReFox 12.1:
Installation and activation
To install ReFox 12.1, you need to download the setup file from the official website and run it on your computer. You need to have administrator privileges to install ReFox 12.1. The setup wizard will guide you through the installation process and create a shortcut on your desktop.
To activate ReFox 12.1, you need to purchase a license key from the official website or from an authorized reseller. You can choose between a single-user license or a multi-user license depending on your needs. Once you have the license key, you need to enter it in the activation dialog box that appears when you run ReFox 12.1 for the first time.
User interface and options
The user interface of ReFox 12.1 is simple and user-friendly. It consists of a main window with a menu bar, a toolbar, a status bar, and a workspace area. The workspace area shows the list of files that you have opened or decompiled with ReFox 12.1.
The menu bar provides access to various commands and options that you can use with ReFox 12.1. The toolbar provides quick access to some of the most frequently used commands such as open file, decompile file, compile file, save file, etc.
The status bar shows information about the current file such as its name, size, type, version, etc. It also shows the progress and status of the decompilation or compilation process.
The options dialog box allows you to customize various settings of ReFox 12.1 such as language, font, color, format, encryption, compression, branding, etc. You can access the options dialog box from the Tools menu or by pressing F9.
Decompiling an application
To decompile an application with ReFox 12.1, you need to open the executable or module file that you want to decompile. You can do this by using the Open command from the File menu or by pressing Ctrl+O. You can also drag and drop the file into the workspace area.
Once you have opened the file, you need to select the Decompiler command from the Tools menu or press F5. This will start the decompilation process and show you the progress and status in the status bar. You can also cancel the decompilation process by pressing Esc.
When the decompilation process is finished, you will see the reconstructed source code in the workspace area. You can also see the list of embedded components that were extracted from the file in a separate window. You can double-click on any component to open it in its original format.
Viewing and editing the source code
After decompiling an application, you can view and edit the source code with ReFox 12.1. The source code is displayed in a syntax-highlighted editor that supports various features such as line numbers, bookmarks, indentation, search and replace, etc.
You can edit the source code as you wish, adding or deleting lines, changing variables, modifying logic, etc. You can also use the built-in compiler and debugger to test your changes and fix any errors or bugs.
You can also use the built-in viewer to view the source code in different formats such as plain text, HTML, XML, RTF, etc. You can also print or export the source code to a file or clipboard.
Saving and exporting the project
When you are done with viewing and editing the source code, you can save and export your project with ReFox 12.1. You can save your project as a .rfx file that contains all the information and settings of your project. You can also save your project as a .zip file that contains all the files and components of your project.
You can also export your project as an executable or module file that contains your modified source code and embedded components. You can use various options to customize your output file such as encryption, compression, branding, etc.
Tips and Tricks for ReFox 12.1
Here are some tips and tricks that can help you use ReFox 12.1 more effectively and efficiently:
How to optimize the decompilation process
The decompilation process can take some time depending on the size and complexity of the file that you want to decompile. To speed up the decompilation process, you can use some of these options:
Use a fast and stable computer with enough memory and disk space
Close any unnecessary programs or processes that may slow down your computer
Select only the components that you need to decompile from the file
Use a lower optimization level for faster but less accurate decompilation
Use a higher optimization level for slower but more accurate decompilation
Use a cache folder to store temporary files during decompilation
How to deal with errors and warnings
Sometimes, you may encounter some errors or warnings during or after decompilation. These may be caused by various factors such as corrupted files, unsupported features, incompatible versions, etc. To deal with errors and warnings, you can use some of these options:
Check the log file for detailed information about the errors or warnings
Use the built-in debugger to find and fix any errors or bugs in your code
Use the built-in diff tool to compare your code with the original code
Contact the support team or report a bug if you cannot resolve the issue
How to customize the output format
You can customize the output format of your source code according to your preferences or needs. You can use some of these options:
Use different fonts, colors, styles, etc. for different elements of your code
Use different indentation levels, spaces, tabs, etc. for different parts of your code
Use different line endings, comments, brackets, etc. for different statements of your code
Use different naming conventions, prefixes, suffixes, etc. for different variables, functions, classes, etc. of your code
Use different file extensions, folders, names, etc. for different files and components of your project
How to use the command-line interface
You can also use ReFox 12.1 from the command-line interface if you prefer to work without a graphical user interface or if you want to automate some tasks. You can use some of these options:
Use the /d switch to decompile a file or folder
Use the /c switch to compile a file or folder
Use the /b switch to brand a file or folder
Use the /e switch to encrypt a file or folder
Use the /z switch to compress a file or folder
Use the /o switch to specify the output file or folder
Use the /s switch to specify the settings file
Use the /l switch to specify the log file
Use the /h switch to display the help message
ReFox 12.1 is a powerful and easy-to-use decompiler and brander for FoxPro applications. It can help you recover or modify the source code from any FoxPro executable or module file, and also protect your application from unauthorized decompilation or modification. It has many features that make it a versatile and reliable tool for FoxPro developers and users.
If you want to try ReFox 12.1 for yourself, you can download a free trial version from the official website. The trial version has some limitations such as a maximum of 10 files per project, a maximum of 100 lines per file, and a watermark on the output file. To unlock all the features and benefits of ReFox 12.1, you need to purchase a license key from the official website or from an authorized reseller.
ReFox 12.1 is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, and 11, and supports FoxPro versions from 2.0 to 9.0. It is also compatible with other decompilers or tools such as FoxPro Decompiler by Bozteck Software, FoxPro Code Recovery by SoftCircuits Programming, etc.
If you have any questions or feedback about ReFox 12.1, you can contact the support team or report a bug through the official website. You can also find more information or tutorials on ReFox 12.1 on the official website or on other online resources such as blogs, forums, videos, etc.
What are the system requirements for ReFox 12.1?
The system requirements for ReFox 12.1 are:
A PC with a Pentium processor or higher
A minimum of 256 MB of RAM
A minimum of 50 MB of free disk space
A Windows operating system (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, or 11)
A license key for ReFox 12.1 (optional)
How much does ReFox 12.1 cost and how can I buy it?
The price of ReFox 12.1 depends on the type and number of licenses that you need. You can choose between a single-user license or a multi-user license depending on your needs.
A single-user license allows you to use ReFox 12.1 on one computer only. The price of a single-user license is $399 USD.
A multi-user license allows you to use ReFox 12.1 on multiple computers within your organization or network. The price of a multi-user license depends on the number of users that you need.
Number of users Price per user (USD) --------------- -------------------- 2-5 $299 6-10 $249 11-20 $199 21-50 $149 More than 50 Contact sales You can buy ReFox 12.1 online through the official website using PayPal or credit card. You can also buy ReFox 12.1 offline through an authorized reseller in your country or region.
Is ReFox 12.1 compatible with other decompilers or tools?
ReFox 12.1 is compatible with most of the other decompilers or tools that are available for FoxPro applications. However, some of these tools may have different features, options, or limitations than ReFox 12.1. Therefore, it is recommended that you use ReFox 12.1 as your primary tool for decompiling and branding FoxPro applications, and use other tools only as supplementary or alternative tools.
Some of the other decompilers or tools that are compatible with ReFox 12.1 are:
FoxPro Decompiler by Bozteck Software: A simple and fast decompiler that can decompile FoxPro executables and modules into source code. It supports FoxPro versions from 2.0 to 9.0, and can handle encrypted or compressed files.
FoxPro Code Recovery by SoftCircuits Programming: A comprehensive and reliable decompiler that can decompile FoxPro executables and modules into source code. It supports FoxPro versions from 2.0 to 9.0, and can handle encrypted or compressed files. It also has a built-in editor, compiler, and debugger.
FoxRef by Xitech (Europe) Ltd: A powerful and flexible tool that can analyze, document, and cross-reference FoxPro source code. It supports FoxPro versions from 2.0 to 9.0, and can handle multiple projects and files.
FoxBin2Prg by Fernando D. Bozzo: A free and open-source tool that can convert binary files such as .scx, .frx, .vcx, etc. into text files such as .prg, .sct, .frt, etc. It supports FoxPro versions from 6.0 to 9.0, and can handle encrypted or compressed files.
How can I contact the support team or report a bug?
If you need any help or support with ReFox 12.1, you can contact the support team or report a bug through the official website. You can also use the following methods:
Phone: +420 602 200 139
Fax: +420 241 722 540
Mail: Jan Brebera, ComPro (CZ), P.O.Box 45, 15006 Prague 56
Please provide as much information as possible about your issue or question, such as your name, email address, license key, operating system, FoxPro version, file name, error message, etc.
Where can I find more information or tutorials on ReFox 12.1?
If you want to learn more about ReFox 12.1 or find some tutorials on how to use it effectively and efficiently, you can visit the official website or some of the online resources that are available on the internet. Here are some of the links that you can check out:
The official website of ReFox 12.1: The best place to find all the information and updates about ReFox 12.1, such as features, screenshots, downloads, prices, licenses, FAQs, etc.
The user manual of ReFox 12.1: A detailed and comprehensive guide on how to use ReFox 12.1 for decompiling and branding FoxPro applications.
The online forum of ReFox 12.1: A place where you can interact with other users and experts of ReFox 12.1, ask questions, share tips and tricks, report bugs, request features, etc.
The YouTube channel of ReFox 12.1: A place where you can watch some videos on how to use ReFox 12.1 for various tasks and scenarios.
The blog of ReFox 12.1: A place where you can read some articles on various topics related to ReFox 12.1 such as news, reviews, tutorials, tips and tricks, etc.
The social media pages of ReFox 12.1: A place where you can follow the latest news and updates about ReFox 12.1, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.