FoxCentral News http://www.foxcentral.net/ FoxCentral - News about the Microsoft Visual FoxPro community en-us Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:37:29 GMT Philadelphia VFP User Group meets November 13: Scott P. Malinowski http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 820_201811072120 Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:20:13 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group is next Tuesday, November 13. The meeting is 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. If you arrive at Smooth-On and there?s no one to let you in, call Bob Pierce at (610) 865-6910. Scott P. Malinowski will present ?Leveraging your product's website to expedite product development and stability.? Scott works for NEMRC (New England Municipal Resource Center). He has been a VFP Developer for 26 years from FoxPro Base upward, with some Quicksilver and Xbase 3. Abstract: Most vertical market applications have a corresponding website to market the sales of their application. The purpose of this session is to show you how easy it can be to use the same website to serve updates, collect and report error information, collect and report other system information, validate active clients and keep your customer databases up to date with current information. The session will show the use five technologies, Visual FoxPro, HTML, perl and FTP and Windows Scheduled Tasks. West Wind Web Service Proxy Generator 1.62 released https://west-wind.com/wsdlgenerator/ 815_201810241844 Wed, 24 Oct 2018 18:44:25 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 an update to West Wind Web Service Proxy Generator that addresses a few security and compatibility issues. The proxy generator is a tool to allow you to easily connect FoxPro to SOAP 1.x Web Services by generating a .NET based proxy that is directly callable from FoxPro, without requiring you to create intermediary .NET code. A Wizard facilitates importing of services and generating the .NET proxy and FoxPro wrapper class that can be used to call the service. This updates addresses more explicit support for TLS 1.2 in older clients, and updates security settings and automatically attempts to deal with .NET DLL blocking for internet installed applications. Web Connection 6.50 Beta available https://webconnection.west-wind.com/ 814_201810101836 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 18:36:37 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/webconnection_165x124.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.50 BETA of its Web Development tool set for Visual FoxPro. Web Connection is a rich tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and Services using Visual FoxPro for back-end processing. Version 6.50 updates all support frameworks including upgrades to Bootstrap 4 and FontAwesome 5 and reconfigures how dependencies are loaded (away from now obsolete Bower), adds a number of new Markdown features, support for easily sanitizing HTML from user input and Markdown, new generic wwPDF Printer driver support, many enhancements to wwDotnetBridge and new upload components. Although a major update with lots of support feature updates, the core product has no breaking changes from Version 6. Version 6.50+ is a paid upgrade, but during the beta period registered v6 uses can get the full version and a free shareware version is available to check out Web Connection. Last Chance to sign up for Web Connection Training at SWFOX http://webconnection.west-wind.com/training/DI_SWFox2018/ 813_201810031947 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 19:47:20 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/WebConnectionTraining_Icon.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Time is running out - we're only a couple of weeks away from Southwest Fox and there is Web Connection training again this year immediately before the conference. Come to our 2 day West Wind Web Connection workshopand find out how to create powerful Web applications in 2 content packed days. Find out about the new features of Web Connection 6.0 and see them applied in hands on sessions that walk through creating a Web application from scratch. Day one provides an introduction to Web Connection and shows off what's new in Web Connection 6.25, while day 2 brings you a full day of conference style sessions that deep dive into specific Web and Web Connection technologies in detail. Come join us in Gilbert and up your skillset to build modern Web applications with FoxPro. Markdown Monster 1.13 has been released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 812_201810020027 Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:27:45 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 1.13 of its popular Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use writing format for creating HTML content and MM makes it easy to create Markdown content in a productive writing environment with intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML and PDF output or can publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.13 brings support for Favorites, a key mappings manager, a new vertical tab bar for Files, outline and Favorites. There have also been a lot of bug fixes and UI tweaks to improve usability. Markdown Monster is free to try but requires a small registration fee for continued use. West Wind Client Tools 6.22 is out https://west-wind.com/WestwindClientTools.aspx 811_201809272051 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 20:51:19 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/WestWindClientTools_small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Client Tools 6.22 is here with a few exciting updates to existing features. The Client Tools provide a host of Internet functionality to FoxPro applications including SMTP email, FTP and SFTP, and a rich HTTP client. There are also many utility classes including JSON and XML Serializers, a simple business object layer, SQL Server data access wrapper, a powerful .NET bridge to access just about all .NET components without COM registraiton, PDF rendering and more. 6.22 provides a host of improvements including a fix for wwDotnetBridge OS File Blocking, a new generic wwPDF driver for Windows PDF drivers, >16meg HTTP file uploads, a host of Markdown improvements and more. A shareware version is available for download to check out the product and registered users of V6.0 and later can update for free. Philadelphia VFP User Group meets September 12: Tamar Granor on drag-and-drop http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 810_201809052002 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 20:02:01 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group is next Wednesday, September 12. (Note the special meeting night, due to Rosh Hashanah.) The meeting is 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. If you arrive at Smooth-On and there?s no one to let you in, call Bob Pierce at (610) 865-6910. Tamar Granor will do a Southwest Fox preview with her session ?Drag Your Applications into the 21st Century with Drag-and-Drop.? Abstract: Users today expect to be able to interact with applications by dragging and dropping. FoxPro has offered drag-and-drop capability since VFP 3, but many developers have never worked with it. In fact, VFP offers two separate approaches for drag-and-drop, a native capability and OLE drag-and-drop, which allows you to interact with other applications and gives you greater control over the process. In this session, we'll look at both approaches and show both how easy simple drag-and-drop is, and the complex things you can accomplish with it. Southwest Fox 2018: Early-Bird deadline approaches! http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 809_201807252108 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 21:08:17 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Quick reminder: save $50 by registering before early-bird registration deadline next Tuesday, July 31st. Registered attendees gets admission & white papers to all regular conference sessions. Don't miss chance to learn from the best & mix with peers. West Wind Client Tools 6.21 released https://west-wind.com/WestwindClientTools.aspx 808_201807130154 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:54:26 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/WestWindClientTools_small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released version 6.21 of West Wind Client Tools. Client Tools provide a host of Internet functionality to FoxPro applications including support for SMTP email, rich HTTP access, FTP and SFTP up and downloads as well as high level REST and HTTP based data services. The toolkit also contains many utility classes including a simple business object layer, SQL Server data access wrapper, a powerful .NET bridge to access just about all .NET components without COM registraiton, JSON and XML serializers, a JSON REST service client, PDF rendering and more. 6.21 is mostly a maintenance release but also includes support for .NET Event handling in wwDotnetBridge, support for >16 meg file uploads for wwHttp and a number of improvements to the JSON parser and wwEncryption. A shareware version is available for download to check out the product and registered users of V6.0 and later can update for free. Philadelphia VFP User Group meets July 10: Bazian on WordPress http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 807_201807051401 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:01:14 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group is next Tuesday, July 10. The meeting is 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. If you arrive at Smooth-On and there?s no one to let you in, call Bob Pierce at (610) 865-6910. Menachem Bazian returns to teach us about ?Harnessing the power of WordPress.? Abstract: WordPress is the most popular CMS on the market today. Using WordPress, you can create robust websites with relative ease. But, like everything, using WordPress has its costs as well. This session will discuss how to use WordPress, some of the must have plugins for your site and how to write your own plugin so you can show data from your Visual FoxPro application on the site. Southwest Fox 2018: Conference is a GO! http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 806_201807022243 Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:43:54 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >We have good news to share today. Thanks to the support of the Visual FoxPro community, a very generous supporter who made a large donation, and our many sponsors, and organizers taking a calculated risk, we are announcing the conference is a go for October 18-21, 2018! Southwest Fox 2018: Super-Saver Deadline Approaches https://geekgatherings.com/Registration/ 805_201806272210 Wed, 27 Jun 2018 22:10:40 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Registration for Southwest Fox 2018 has been open for a few weeks and there?s less than a week until the Super-Saver Registration deadline. If you register 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 a scholarship (http://swfox.net/scholarship.aspx) that will reduce your cost even more and a license of Stonefield Query SDK, a $2,500 value. Check out the speakers (http://swfox.net/speakers.aspx) and topics (http://swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx) on the conference website (http://swfox.net/default.aspx). Please beat the rush so the organizers still have some fingernails left when July begins! West Wind Html Help Builder 6.09 is here https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com 803_201806210015 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:15:29 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 5.09. Help Builder is a tool for building online and offline documentation with easy tools based on Markdown to quickly create content and publish output to the Web, PDF, MS Word or CHM files. Help Builder's Web based templates make it easy to create great looking online documentation while you focus on creating your content. Version 5.09 fixes a few small issues, adds a new topic outline for Web output, cleans up themes (especially lighter ones), improves FTP uploads, improves editor performance and adds a new JSON export for projects. West Wind Web Connection 6.21 is out https://webconnection.west-wind.com 801_201806181932 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:32:01 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://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 6.21 of its Web Development tool set for Visual FoxPro. Web Connection is a rich tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and Services using Visual FoxPro for back-end processing. Use your existing FoxPro skills to get applications on the Web or act as a back-end to a mobile app, rich Web apps, or more widely accessible APIs. Version 6.21 is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and adds one new banner feature: wwDotnetBridge now includes support for .NET Event binding with requiring COM registration or use of interfaces. As always registered users of V6 get free updates and a free shareware version is available to check out Web Connection. Presentation on Project Explorer http://grafug.com/topics.htm 800_201806041625 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:25:04 GMT Stonefield Systems Group Inc. fox <img src='http://www.stonefield.com/stonefieldbanner.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Doug Hennig is presenting "Introducing Project Explorer" this Saturday 2018-06-09 at 10:00 EDT for GRAFUG but anyone's welcome to attend online: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/884386213. See http://grafug.com/topics.htm for the description of the session. Presentation on Project Explorer http://grafug.com/topics.htm 799_201806041623 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:23:56 GMT Stonefield Systems Group Inc. fox <img src='http://www.stonefield.com/stonefieldbanner.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Doug Hennig is presenting "Introducing Project Explorer" this Saturday 2018-06-09 at 10:00 EDT for GRAFUG but anyone's welcome to attend online: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/884386213. See http://grafug.com/topics.htm for the description of the session. Southwest Fox 2018: Registration Opens http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 798_201806011924 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 19:24:38 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Registration for Southwest Fox (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. We look forward to seeing you in October! Markdown Monster 1.11 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 797_201805180801 Fri, 18 May 2018 08:01:45 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 1.11 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 an easy to use way 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. v1.11 adds Git integration, a new Document Outline, Folder browser drag and drop, and a host of UI improvements. Philadelphia VFP User Group meets May 8: Bob Pierce on interface design elements http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 796_201805021822 Wed, 02 May 2018 18:22:42 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group is Tuesday, May 8. The meeting is 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. Member Bob Pierce will present. Here?s Bob?s description of the session: I will be showing many examples of interface design elements that are included in Smooth-On?s ERP/MRP. These examples, made entirely in VFP, will show a number of approaches that were used to solve diverse problems, and a brief glimpse of how they were put together. If time permits I can also show a couple of Tricks & Tips that I use on a regular basis. Southwest Fox 2018: Sessions and Speakers http://www.swfox.net 795_201805020316 Wed, 02 May 2018 03:16:46 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) have been announced. Registration opens soon; send an email to info@geekgatherings.com if you want us to email you when it's ready