I cut my developer teeth using Clipper and it still holds a special place in my heart. For those of you who feel the same way and have been waiting for the day you could use the xBase syntax in .NET, there are two products you may want to check out. There is CULE.NET, create by fellow Torontonian and Clipper illuminate Rod Da Silva, and there is Vulcan.NET created by… well… other people (no slam to the other people, I just don’t know who they are). Anyway, if you long for ragged arrays, code blocks and switching indexes to sort your .NET dream may have come true.
It turns out the developers of Vulcan.NET are from GrafX Software, the same people behind the inclusion of COMIX DBFCDX and FlexFile into Clipper. See the comments for more information.