FoxCentral News http://www.foxcentral.net/ FoxCentral - News about the Microsoft Visual FoxPro community en-us Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:19:09 GMT Philadelphia VFP User Group meets Sept. 12: Bob Pierce on Dashboards and Graphics http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 778_201709072113 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 21:13:54 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group will take place on Tuesday, September 12 at Smooth-On Inc., 5600 Lower Macungie Rd, Macungie, PA 18062. The meeting will begin at 7 PM, but bring some dinner and come as early as 6:30 PM. Our speaker will be member Bob Pierce. Here?s his description: Dashboards and Graphics ? I will show how I have integrated graphics and dashboards to make information faster to digest. I will explore several different techniques to present data with and without graphics. Several of the styles are straight VFP implementations, but also will show a couple tools from VFPX. Markdown Monster 1.6 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 777_201709061729 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:29:11 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.6 of its popular Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use writing format for creating HTML content and MM is a user friendly application to make content creation easy and productive with intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML and PDF output or publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.6 brings small UI enhancements including new useful Editor and Preview context menu options, copying markdown selections to HTML for pasting into rich documents, saving to encrypted files, easier word wrap toggling and more. VFPX has moved http://doughennig.blogspot.com/2017/08/vfpx-has-moved.html 776_201708301649 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:49:10 GMT Stonefield Systems Group Inc. fox <img src='http://www.stonefield.com/stonefieldbanner.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;VFPX has moved from CodePlex to GitHub. See my blog post at http://doughennig.blogspot.com/2017/08/vfpx-has-moved.html for details. White Light Developer Tools and Visual FoxPro 9 license https://store.forwardthinkingsoftware.com/Catalog/Tools 775_201708240158 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:58:43 GMT White Light Computing, Inc. fox <img src='http://www.whitelightcomputing.com/logo/wlcfoxcentral.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;White Light Computing has copies of HackCX Professional and ViewEditor Professional available on the Forward Thinking Software VFP store. Also, if you know of someone who needs a license for Visual FoxPro, you can pick up one for only $999 and it includes the Visual Extend framework from Wizards and Builders GmbH. West Wind HTML Help Builder 5.02 released https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com 771_201708231651 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:51:53 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com/images/HelpBuilder_150.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.02. Version 5.x is a major upgrade with support for a new topic editing experience using the popular Markdown format and a new much richer code based text editor. There are many improvements in overall workflow for content creation. Help Builder is a tool for building online and offline documentation with easy tools to quickly create content and publish it to the Web, PDF, MS Word or CHM files that you can use with FoxPro. Help Builder's HTML and CSS based, customizable templates make it easy to create great looking documentation while you focus on content creation. Version 5.02 is a maintenance release that also adds preview syncing, pasting of images into the editor and a smoother editing experience. West Wind WebSurge 1.08 released https://websurge.west-wind.com 772_201708181700 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:00:32 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://websurge.west-wind.com/images/WebSurgeLogo_165.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies released v1.08 of its WebSurge HTTP request and load testing tool. WebSurge is designed to easily and repeatedly capture and play back individual or sessions of HTTP requests of your applications. You can capture all types of HTTP content including HTML and asset requests, or more commonly REST or SOAP services. WebSurge's workflow is optimized to make it easy to create or capture requests, test them quickly and then store and share them for later playback or testing. You can be up and running load tests in a few minutes. Load tests produce simple understandable stats that make it easy to capture and compare results between runs. Version 1.08 adds support for remembered session cookies, and adding multiple simulated users as well as many UI tweaks and fixes. Southwest Fox 2017: Early-bird extension http://geekgatherings.com/registration 770_201708091722 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:22:04 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Ooops, we goofed! One of the us went on vacation and completely forgot to schedule the end of July reminder to get registered before the Southwest Fox 2017 Early-bird deadline. So to make up for this colossal mistake, we have decided to extend the Early-bird discount of $50 through August 21st. The conference takes place October 26-29, 2017 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. Head over to the registration Web site today: https://geekgatherings.com/Registration. Check out our list of amazing speakers and dig into our session tracks on our site: http://swfox.net. Follow the news about the conference on our blog. Markdown Monster 1.5 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 773_201708072257 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:57:24 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.50 of its popular Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use writing format for creating HTML content and MM is a user friendly application to make content creation easy and productive with intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML and PDF output or publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.5 brings many small improvements including a new light application theme, saving to encrypted files, easier word wrap toggling, a non-admin installer, easy PDF output, and externally opened preview links. West Wind Web Connection 6.15 released https://west-wind.com/webconnection 774_201707152308 Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:08:01 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://west-wind.com/webConnection/images/webconnection_tiny.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.12 of its Web Development toolset for Visual FoxPro. Web Connection is a rich tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and Services using Visual FoxPro for backend processing. Use your existing FoxPro skills to get applications on the Web or act as a backend to a mobile app, rich Web apps, or more widely accessible APIs. This release adds better startup debugging support, a new IIS setup script, and many admin management improvements. Philadelphia VFP User Group meets July 11: Bazian on DataTables http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 769_201706291948 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:48:45 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group will take place on Tuesday, July 11 (early notice due to the holiday next week) at Smooth-On Inc., 5600 Lower Macungie Rd, Macungie, PA 18062. The meeting will begin at 7 PM, but come as early as 6:30 PM for dinner, which the group will provide. (If you?re coming for dinner, please send an email to tamar@tamargranor.com, so we get enough food.) Our speaker will be Menachem Bazian. Title: Enhance Data Presentation with DataTables Abstract: DataTables is a jQuery plugin that is a must for any web developer that uses tables. DataTables packs a huge one-two punch in terms of quick, out of the box functionality and incredibly powerful options to customize it just for your needs. If you use tables in your webapps, this session is a must for you. Southwest Fox organizers on The FoxShow https://geekgatherings.com/registration 768_201706201713 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:13:41 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Listen to Andrew MacNeill?s FoxShow podcast (http://traffic.libsyn.com/akselsoft/FoxShow82.mp3?dest-id=29030) featuring Rick, Doug, and Tamar talking about Southwest Fox 2017. Registration for Southwest Fox 2017 has been open for a few weeks and there?s less than two weeks until the Super-Saver Registration deadline. If you register (https://geekgatherings.com/Registration/) before the end of June, you save $125 and we?ll throw in a pre-conference session worth $99. Not only that, but you?ll be entered in the drawings for up to three scholarships (http://swfox.net/scholarship.aspx) that will reduce your costs some more. Check out the speakers (http://swfox.net/speakers.aspx) and topics (http://swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx) on the conference website. Markdown Monster 1.4 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com/ 767_201706191803 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:03:09 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.4 of its popular Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use writing format for creating HTML content and MM is a user friendly application to make content creation easy and productive with intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML and PDF output or publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.4 brings many improvements including a new File Browser, native PDF generation, a new Light theme and direct Commit to Git. Check out Markdown Monster and rock your Markdown in style. West Wind Web Service Proxy Generator https://west-wind.com/wsdlgenerator/ 766_201706122053 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:53:06 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/wsdlgenerator/Images/webservice_128.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released version 1.50 of the West Wind Web Service Proxy Generator. This utility provides an easy way to connect your FoxPro application to SOAP Web Services via .NET's rich Web Service support. The tool includes a Web Service Proxy Wizard that automates the importing of all service functions and support data types and exposes them to your FoxPro code which can then interact with service via simple classes. Version 1.50 adds support for asynchronous service calls, improved Web Service imports and default support for .NET 4.0. Chicago FUDG meets Tuesday, 13 Jun 17 www.ChicagoFUDG.com 765_201706100210 Sat, 10 Jun 2017 02:10:36 GMT Chicago FoxPro Users and Developers Group fox <img src='http://www.mannager.com/ChicagoFoxLogo.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Our Junel 2017 meeting will be held on Tuesday the 13th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm (CST) at WeWork, 332 S Michigan 9th Floor, Chicago. This month's speaker is Greg Green who will demonstrate his XLSXWorkbook class from VFPx, which allows reading and creating XLSX based files. The class is developed in 100% VFP code with no other file dependencies. More info at www.ChicagoFUDG.com; please RSVP via the Eventbrite link on the home page. Southwest Fox 2017 - Registration Open http://geekgatherings.com/registration 764_201706011849 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:49:06 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Registration for Southwest Fox 2017 (http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx) is now available. See http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx for a list of speakers and http://www.swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx for a list of sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don't wait. West Wind Web Connection 6.12 released https://west-wind.com/webconnection/ 763_201705312304 Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:07 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://west-wind.com/webConnection/images/webconnection_tiny.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.12 of its Web Development toolset for Visual FoxPro. Web Connection is a rich tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and Services using Visual FoxPro for backend processing. Use your existing FoxPro skills to get applications on the Web or act as a backend to a mobile app, rich Web apps, or more widely accessible APIs. This release is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and provides a few small new feature improvements. West Wind Html Help Builder 5.01 released https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com 761_201705242001 Wed, 24 May 2017 20:01:26 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com/images/HelpBuilder_150.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.01. Version 5.x is a major upgrade with support for a new topic editing experience using the popular Markdown format and a new text editor. There are many improvements in overall workflow for content creation. Help Builder is a tool for building online and offline documentation with easy tools to quickly create content and publish it to the Web, PDF, MS Word or CHM files that you can use with FoxPro. Help Builder's HTML and CSS based, customizable templates make it easy to create great looking documentation while you can focus on content creation. Version 5.01 adds support for image pasting into the editor, PNG compression and editor->preview syncing. Markdown Monster 1.3 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com/ 760_201705041809 Thu, 04 May 2017 18:09:22 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.3 of its Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use writing format for creating HTML content and MM is a user friendly application to make content creation easy and productive intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML output or publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.3 brings many improvements including support for pasting and dragging images into the editor, Weblog publishing to Medium, custom field support for Weblog Publishing, support for Emoji embedding, Pandoc support and many UI improvements. Check out Markdown Monster and rock your Markdown in style. Southwest Fox 2017: Speakers and Sessions http://swfox.net 759_201705032145 Wed, 03 May 2017 21:45:39 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Speakers (http://www.swfox.net/Speakers.aspx) and sessions (http://www.swfox.net/SessionsSWFox.aspx) for Southwest Fox 2017 have been announced. Philly VFUG meets May 9: Tour of Smooth-On, a chemical manufacturing facility automated with VFP http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 758_201705021601 Tue, 02 May 2017 16:01:32 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group meets next Tuesday, May 9 with a special treat, a tour of the Smooth-On plant in Macungie, PA. The meeting will begin at 7 PM, but come as early as 6:30 PM for dinner, which the group will provide. (If you?re coming for dinner, please email rpierce@smooth-on.com, so we get enough food.) The address is: Smooth-On Inc. 5600 Lower Macungie Rd Macungie, PA 18062 Abstract: Smooth-On is a large chemical manufacturer that recently moved into a new facility just south of Allentown. Prior to the move, we used VFP to do Order Entry, Inventory Control, Purchase Orders, Formula Management and Batch Scheduling, among other things. When we made the move, we took it to the next level and used VFP to Automate much of the manufacturing process. This tour will be conducted by the COO and explain the process, show examples of the types of things are made with our products, and discuss the benefits and challenges of the transformation.