FoxCentral News http://www.foxcentral.net/ FoxCentral - News about the Microsoft Visual FoxPro community en-us Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:58:20 GMT Markdown Monster 1.1 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 731_201701022055 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 20:55:09 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Markdown Monster is an easy to use and attractive Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. The editor sports syntax colored editing of Markdown text, inline spell checking, live HTML preview, embedding of images, links and built-in support for screen captures along with a few gentle toolbar helpers to facilitate embedding content into your markdown. The editor's goal is to let you focus on your content creation and not get out of your way of your creativity. You can publish your Markdown directly to your Weblog that supports WordPress or MetaWebLog APIs. You can manage multiple blogs and even download existing posts as Markdown. Check it out and edit your Markdown in style. Philadelphia VFUG Dec. 13: Our future plus Amazon EC2 http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 730_201612062129 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:29:45 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The Philadelphia VFP User Group meets 12/13 to discuss the future of our group. Dinner will be provided at this free meeting. We'll also have a short presentation on Amazon EC2. Chicago FUDG meets Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com 729_201611031859 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:59:33 GMT Chicago FoxPro Users and Developers Group fox <img src='http://www.mannager.com/ChicagoFoxLogo.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Celebrate Election Day Night with rational people in their quest for facts at Chicago FUDG. Jody Meyer will be joining us (in person!) to present what she has learned about SQL Server Indexing for mortals. SQL Server is an ideal alternative to native VFP tables as far as reliability and size limitations on the network, but for speed it is quite a step down from the performance of DBFs and Rushmore. Jody will cover indexing basics, best practices and the myths for SQL Server Indexes. This presentation will also help you analyze the effectiveness of your indexes to help you optimize them. Tuesday, the 8th of November 2016 at 5:30pm. Location: WeWork, 332 S Michigan - 9th Floor, Chicago. More info at: http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com RSVP using the EventBrite link on our home page. Members attend free, non-members please contribute $10 to help cover expenses. Chicago FUDG meets Tuesday 11 Oct 2016 http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com 728_201610082315 Sat, 08 Oct 2016 23:15:30 GMT Chicago FoxPro Users and Developers Group fox <img src='http://www.mannager.com/ChicagoFoxLogo.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Members who attended Southwest Fox this year will share and discuss the most exciting presentations in Phoenix. Among the favorites was using version control in VFP, and adding DotNet functionality (such as two-way network communications between applications) through VFP. There was also a presentation that allows you to make your desktop applications accessible through the cloud without using web technologies - like remote desktop, but better and cheaper! Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016 at 5:30pm. WeWorks, 332 S Michigan 9th Floor, Chicago. More info at HTTP://www.ChicagoFUDG.com where you can RSVP using the EventBrite link on the home page. West Wind Web Connection 6.07 released http://west-wind.com/webconnection 727_201609161547 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:47:46 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 6.07. This is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and adds a few small enhancements to our recent major 6.0 release. This release includes a new Angular 2.0 template and walk through for getting started building an Angular 2.0 applications with Web Connection backend. Web Connection 6.0 includes many enhancements that make applications easier to create, manage and deploy with a new project system and automated deploy scripts. There are also many feature enhancements that facilitate building HTML, API and Service applications with Visual FoxPro. There is improved MVC style Web development, new REST JSON services support and a ton of improvements to existing components and tool libraries to make it easier than ever to create Web applications with Visual FoxPro. Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2016: Free Components http://swfox.net 726_201609090157 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 01:57:01 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >DBI is giving away a full license of Calendar COM (ctxCalendar; https://www.dbi-tech.com/ComponentPage_ctxCalendar.aspx) to each Southwest Fox/Southwest Xbase++ 2016 attendee (http://www.swfox.net). Calendar COM is a really great Outlook style scheduling control with three fully extensible views baked into one control: a multi-column Day View (a multiple day appointment scheduler for one resource or multiple resource appointment scheduler for one day at a time), a Week View Appointment Scheduler, and a Month Calendar / date picker. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. DBI has been a long-time supporter of Southwest Fox and we thank them for their generous support once again this year! Chicago FUDG meets Tuesday 13 Sep 2016 http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com 725_201609081948 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:48:02 GMT Chicago FoxPro Users and Developers Group fox <img src='http://www.mannager.com/ChicagoFoxLogo.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Our September presenter is Rick Borup who will be previewing (aka - practicing) his upcoming Southwest Fox presentation on Microsoft's 'Business Intelligence' tool - especially pushing data into the desktop BI tool. 5:30pm on Tuesday the 13th, at WeWork | 332 S Michigan - 9th Floor | Chicago, IL 60604. More info at http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com - please RSVP using the EventBrite link on the home page. Philadelphia VFUG: September 13: Kevin Goff on "SQL Server Reporting Productivity Tips" http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 724_201609071145 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:45:19 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The Philadelphia VFP User Group will meet on Tuesday, September 13 at 7 PM in room 121 (note room change) at DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. Feel free to come as early as 6:30 PM and bring some dinner. Our speaker will be Kevin Goff and his topic is ?SQL Server Reporting Productivity Tips.? Abstract: In this presentation, I'll show over a dozen different SSRS topics, and allow attendees to select which topics to cover. Topics include: - Advanced charting (sparklines, heatmaps, performance gauges) - Subreports/drilldown reports - Matrix (crosstab) capabilities - Page/Group Control Features - Data Driven Subscriptions - Cross-chart filtering ("hot-linking" from one section of a report to another) - Column visibility and hiding columns from users - Parameter handling - Aggregations and running totals Bio: Kevin S. Goff - Microsoft Data Platform (SQL Server) MVP - Microsoft MVP since 2005 - Frequent community speaker in Mid-Atlantic region - SQL Live/VS Live conference speaker 2012 to 2015 - Database developer/architect since 1987 West Wind Markdown Monster RC2 released http://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 723_201608301350 Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:50:40 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Need a Markdown editor to create or read Markdown text? Or are you looking for a text centric blog post editor and publisher that makes it easy to create content without distractions? Markdown Monster can chew through your Markdown editing needs with an attractive editor that supports Markdown syntax highlighting, live HTML Preview, inline-spellchecking, screen captures and gentle toolbar support for embedding markup. It also can edit many other text formats including syntax highlighted FoxPro, C#, HTML, JavaScript, XML, Json code. For blog publishing you can create new posts using Markdown and publish them to your blog site. You can also download end edit existing posts. But best of all Markdown Monster is extensible with a powerful .NET Addin model that allows you to hook custom functionality for editing or publishing to extend its features. We provide a few main features as addins: the Screen Capture and Weblog Publishing features demonstrate what you can do to extend Markdown Monster. Oh, did we mention the code is available on GitHub? Go ahead and feed your Markdown to the Monster. We're getting close to release with RC2 and promotional pricing will end with the RTM release. Check it out. Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2016: The FoxShow Interview http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 722_201608221729 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:29:46 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Listen to Andrew MacNeill interview Tamar Granor and Doug Hennig about Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 on the FoxShow #81. There's a special offer for FoxShow listeners until September 2. http://www.thefoxshow.com/ ChicagoFUDG meets Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com 721_201608091115 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 11:15:21 GMT Chicago FoxPro Users and Developers Group fox <img src='http://www.mannager.com/ChicagoFoxLogo.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;At Chicago FUDG this month, Tuvia Vinitski will be presenting the features of dbSchema as it relates to SQL and NEW SUPPORT FOR VFP DATA! This session will demonstrate how to use the dbSchema tool to create and manage SQL Server and VFP databases, queries, data, and designs. Tuesday, 9 August 2016; 5:30pm. Location: WeWork, 332 S Michigan 9th Floor, Chicago. More info at www.ChicagoFUDG.com Philadelphia VFP User Group: Tuesday, August 9: Menachem Bazian: "Map It With Google" http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 720_201608031151 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:51:09 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The next meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group will be Tuesday, August 9 at 7 PM in room 128 at DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. Feel free to come as early as 6:30 PM and bring some dinner. However, because the room is a computer lab, food and drink are not permitted. So, we?ll meet for dinner in the seating area in the far hallway and move to the meeting room at 7. This month will feature Menachem Bazian?s postponed-from-February session titled ?Map It With Google.? Abstract: Google maps is a tremendously powerful service that can really add useful functionality to your apps. This session will introduce the Google Maps API and show an application that was built around it. Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2016: Early-bird deadline approaches http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 719_201607280302 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:02:45 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Simple quick reminder: save $50 by registering before the Early-bird registration deadline this Sunday, July 31st. If you still need to register, please head over to the registration Web site today: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration. Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions. Don't miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers. It?s still only July and we already have nearly $15,000 in raffle prizes, with more yet to come. Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2016: Conferences are on! http://swfox.net 718_201607011231 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:31:51 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >We have some good news to share today. Thanks to the support of both the Visual FoxPro and Xbase++ communities, Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 will proceed as planned September 22-25, 2016 in Gilbert, AZ. We really appreciate all the support people have shown for the conference with early registrations! That said, the decision comes with a calculated risk because we are still many registrations short of the breakeven point. Please continue to spread the word to your colleagues, clients, user group and anywhere else Visual FoxPro or Xbase++ is spoken. If you haven?t yet registered, there?s still room for you. Register before August 1 for a $50 early-bird discount. Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2016: Super-saver deadline https://geekgatherings.com/registration 717_201606271845 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:45:58 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >The countdown clock is ticking! The Super-Saver deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 is June 30th, just a few days away! We still need people to register to make the conferences happen. The conferences take place September 22-25 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate to see you miss out on the $125 discount, the FREE pre-conference session, and an opportunity to win a scholarship or a license of Stonefield Query SDK (a $6,000 value). After checking out our list of amazing speakers (http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx) and digging into our session tracks for VFP (http://www.swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx) and Xbase++ (http://www.swxbase.net/sessionsswxbase.aspx), head over to the registration Web site today: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration. Web Connection Training at Southwest Fox Early Bird Deadline coming up http://west-wind.com/WebConnection/training/DI_SWFox2016/ 716_201606211559 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:59:26 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://www.west-wind.com/images/dismall.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Here's a quick reminder that the early bird discount for signing up to the Web Connection Training at Southwest Fox in Phoenix on September 21st and 22nd is approaching soon. Get up to speed on Web Development and learn effective ways to work with HTML, CSS and JavaScript and how to build Web applications using those tools with Visual FoxPro. Prices go up after the end of the month, so there's not much time left for getting the early bird discount. If you're planning on coming, there's no better time to sign up than now. West Wind Web Connection 6.05 Released http://west-wind.com/webconnection 715_201606141510 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:10:14 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 6.05. This is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and adds a few small enhancements to our recent major 6.0 release. Web Connection 6.0 includes many enhancements that make applications easier to create, manage and deploy with a new project system and automated deploy scripts. There are also many feature enhancements that facilitate building HTML, API and Service applications with Visual FoxPro. There is improved MVC style Web development, new REST JSON services support and a ton of improvements to existing components and tool libraries to make it easier than ever to create Web applications with Visual FoxPro. Web Connection 6.x can be installed side by side with existing installations and a free shareware version is available. Announcing West Wind Markdown Monster Beta http://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 714_201606080620 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 06:20:33 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Markdown Monster is an easy to use and extensible Markdown Editor for Windows. Markdown is everywhere these days and Markdown Monster wants to chew on your Markdown with a slick and attractive editor. It supports Markdown syntax highlighting, live HTML Preview, inline-spellchecking, gentle, optional toolbar support for embedding markup and a host of useful support features. But best of all Markdown Monster is extensible with a powerful .NET Addin model that allows you to hook in custom functionality for editing or publishing your custom content. We provide a couple of full featured addins: SnagIt Screen Capture and Weblog Publishing addins to demonstrate what you can do with addins. Go ahead feed your Markdown to the Monster. Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2016: Registration Opens! http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 703_201606011448 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:48:53 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Registration for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ (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 and http://swxbase.net/sessionsswxbase.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 Internet and Client Tools 6.0 released http://www.west-wind.com/WestwindClientTools.aspx 702_201605240522 Tue, 24 May 2016 05:22:26 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://west-wind.com/Images/WestWindClientTools_tiny.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released version 6.0 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 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 .NET components and extend FoxPro code, JSON and XML serializers, a JSON REST service client, PDF rendering and more. This release adds a new encryption class, a Markdown() parser, async method calling for any .NET method and much more. A free shareware version is available for download to check out the product.