Visual FoxPro Toolkit: Measure Converter

Measure Converter — the set of forms, database tables, menus and procedures designed for visualization of values written in different measurement units. Use of such a tool becomes a necessity when one has to work with both anglo-american Imperial System and International System of Units SI — feet and metres, pounds and kilograms, pints and litres... good gracious!

Compact Measurement Units Equivalents form not only converts values. The form can be conveniently used as a helper informational window: as soon as focus gets to a field containing, for instance, size in inches, the escort form displays the equivalents in centimeters, feet, etc. Switching to a different field with mass in pounds will make the form to display it in kilograms and so on. The database already contains more than 120 measures of 17 categories and more than 750 conversion formulae; and can be easily extended.

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Development timespan:
 Project metric Lines of sourcecode: 4,300
Size of sourcecode: 113Kb
 Target platformMS Windows 98/2000/XP
 Software typeDeveloper's Toolkit
 Tools usedVisual FoxPro 5.0/6.0/8.0
Keywords: measurement units equivalents, measure converter, escort information form.
 Compact Measurement Unit Equivalents form with an 'always on top' option is quite convenient and uses a bit of screen space.
 Expanded view displays up to nine measures.