In versions prior to VFP7, if you open a file in the VFP editor, you couldn’t do anything else with the file in another process. For example, you couldn’t switch to another process like Windows Explorer and copy it or open it with notepad.


For VFP7 I changed this behavior so that the VFP editor opens the file with FILE_SHARE_READ rather than EXCLUSIVE use.


Little changes like this can make a product a lot more useable.