Common Controls Library version 6.4 
ARG-Software's Common Controls Library 
 Thursday, July 07, 2022


ARG-Software's Common Controls Library provides Visual FoxPro developers with popular Windows common controls, it is not one more ActiveX and you do not need any ActiveX to use this library. The Common Controls Library is a visual class library (VCX) that allows easy access to Windows common controls from Visual FoxPro applications.

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Product Features

General Features

The Common Controls Library includes the following controls:

Windows common controls
  • Animation
  • DateTimePicker (*)
  • MonthCalendar (*)
  • ProgressBar
  • ScrollBar (*)
  • StatusBar (*)
  • TrackBar (*)
Other controls
  • StaticImage
* - excluded from the "Light" version of the Library


All Builders use the Property Browser that exposes only those properties that really affect appearance and behavior of a control. The Property Browser works exactly like Visual Studio .NET property browser does.

In addition to set only valid values to properties, Builders also allow you to:
  • sort the properties alphabetically and display them categorized;
  • resize columns and the property description pane;
  • show/hide the property description pane;
  • expand/collapse categories;
  • double click on the property name to change value of the property;
  • reset properties to default values.

The following screen shots show the StatusBar control Builder in action:

Figure 1. Main form

Figure 2. Child form, builder for the StatusBarPanels collection

Common Controls Library
Supported Environments
Visual FoxPro 6.0
Visual FoxPro 7.0
Visual FoxPro 8.0
Visual FoxPro 9.0
Visual FoxPro Advanced (10.0) 32-bit and 64-bit

Supported Operating Systems
Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003
Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME
Windows servers

Minimum Requirements
Windows 95/Windows NT 4.0 with Internet Explorer 3.0 and later