What's new in the Visual FoxPro Community


Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (Oct): Call for Speakers
We're excited to offer you Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (October), a three-day online conference presenting the latest in Microsoft Visual FoxPro development techniques and interoperability with other technologies. This conference provides a venue for VFP developers to come together virtually to learn more about how our fellow developers are using and extending VFP. For details about Virtual Fox Fest, please see https://virtualfoxfest.com. The conference is going to be on October 13th, 19th, and 25th, 2022. We've issued the Call for Speakers for Virtual Fox Fest. If you are interested in presenting, please read the document referenced at https://virtualfoxfest.com/CallForSpeakers.aspx and consider submitting sessions.
Markdown Monster 2.5 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 2.5 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2.5 adds a new command palette to search for and discover functionality, a new Emoji picker, improved document loading, a new folder browser preview mode, support for Checkbox list markup and much more. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy and updates for v2.x users are free.
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): DBI Drawing, get registered right now
Our friends at DBI want to help incentivize you to register and have provided us licenses to their awesome products to give away. Two (2) Studio Controls COM 64, one (1) Solutions Schedule COM 64 Version 4.0, and two (2) $100 Microsoft Store Gift Cards. Drawing includes any person registered for Virtual Fox Fest by April 27, 2022 at 3:00pm ET (GMT -4). Register now, link to site is in the post topic.
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): Time to Register
Thanks to all who registered for Virtual Fox Fest; we appreciate your support. This is another friendly reminder to the rest of you that it takes just a few minutes to register, here is the link: http://geekgatherings.com/registration. Emails to registered attendees begin next week with all the details about the conference. You can order your Virtual Fox Fest gear from https://geekgatherings.logosoftwear.com/. Virtual Fox Fest is May 5, 2022!
West Wind Client Tools 7.27 released
West Wind Client Tools is a suite of utility classes that provide Internet functionality including SMTP Email, full featured HTTP Web and REST service access, FTP, SFTP and low level TCP/IP access to your FoxPro applications. Utility classes include object based data access to SQL Server and Web Data, a light-weight business object framework, a .NET Interop helper component, JSON and XML conversion features, several configuration management classes and a rich library of utility and API functions useful in everyday Visual FoxPro development. v7.27 is primarily a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and updates various support libraries to the latest versions. Updates for registered users of v7 are free and a shareware version is available to try.
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): Time to Register
Friendly reminder: if you have not registered for @VirtualFoxFest 2022 (May), head on over to https://geekgatherings.com/Registration and get it done. Registration staff are standing by waiting just for you!
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): Time to Register
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May) is a one-day event on Thursday, May 5, 2022. We have some great speakers (https://virtualfoxfest.com/speakers.aspx) delivering great sessions (https://virtualfoxfest.com/sessions.aspx), live chatting during presentations, and getting to hang out virtually with new and old friends. This event will feature a mix of new and classic sessions from previous conferences, updated for 2022. Registration details (https://virtualfoxfest.com/register.aspx), deadlines, and cost are available on our Web site. Register for the conference here: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration. Don't procrastinate, get this done today! We're still discussing whether to hold Southwest Fox in Arizona this fall. We expect to announce our plans for a fall conference some time in April. More details here: https://virtualfoxfest.com
West Wind WebSurge 2.0 released
West Wind Technologies has released WebSurge version 2.0. This release is a major re-write of this Http REST Client and Web Load Testing tool for Windows. WebSurge makes it quick and easy to test APIs and Web Sites using an easy to use user interface for creating sessions of Urls to test either individually during development, or under load for stress testing. Version 2.0 features a modern and more responsive UI, a more efficient Http processing engine and many improvements for managing and importing Http requests. A free evaluation version is available to check out WebSurge and v users can upgrade to v2 at a discount.
West Wind Web Connection 7.26 released
West Wind Web Connection 7.26 is a minor bug fix update for this popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML Web applications and HTTP API Services using Visual FoxPro, so you can continue to use the tools you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.26 adds a few small enhancements around the administration interface. A new server status JSON API allows for better monitoring of servers. Improvements make it easier to switch LiveReload on and off and the new consolidated Administration UI provides single page to all administrative functionality. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
Markdown Monster 2.3 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 2.3 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2.2 is a maintenance release that adds better support for long file names, sports a completely redesigned Markdown Two-way Table Editor, improved startup time, and many small UI enhancements to provide more useful information and context sensitive operations to make it easier to create Markdown content quickly. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy.
Markdown Monster 2.1 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 2.1 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2.1 is a maintenance release that builds on top of the major v2.0 release and fixes a number of small issues. This release also includes many small UI improvements and performance updates. v2 is a major version upgrade from v1, but anybody registered after Jan 1st, 2021 can qualify for a free upgrade. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy.
West Wind Web Connection 7.25 released
West Wind Web Connection 7.25 is a maintenance release for this popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML Web applications and HTTP API Services using Visual FoxPro, so you can continue to use the tools you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.25 is mostly a bug fix and optimization release that updates various internal functionality. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (Oct): Last call for Early-Bird savings
Last call (we want to make sure we have your attention)! Virtual Fox Fest is October 14, 20, and 26, 2021. The Early-Bird discount ends midnight (North American Eastern time) on Thursday, which is tomorrow night. Here is the direct link to get registered: http://geekgatherings.com/registration
Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (Oct): Procrastinators Unite and Register Today!
Thanks to all who have already registered for Virtual Fox Fest; we appreciate your support. There is less than a month until the first day of the conference! That said, we know there are procrastinators who have not registered and have good intentions to do so before the conference starts. Please, please, please do so sooner than later. In case you are procrastinating, please register for Virtual Fox Fest before October 1st. Three good reasons: 1) Save yourself $50!, 2) Our registration staff has a super busy October and would appreciate you saving $50. Not joking, and 3) If you wait until the week of the conference to register, you might not get your credentials until just before the first session on October 14th. You’ll miss all the details about the conference we’ll be sharing over the next few weeks, as well as chance to read white papers and download the examples before the conference starts. It literally takes just a few minutes to register. We'd hate to see you miss the opportunity to get a head start on all the goodies. Go get registered! Now, really, don't waste another minute. Here is the link: http://geekgatherings.com/registration. Virtual Fox Fest is October 14, 20, and 26, 2021!
Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (Oct): Speakers, Sessions, and Registration
Speakers and sessions for Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (October) have been announced, and registration is open! https://www.virtualfoxfest.com
West Wind Client Tools 7.23 released
West Wind Client Tools is a suite of utility classes that provide Internet functionality including SMTP Email, full featured HTTP Web access, FTP, SFTP and low level TCP/IP access to your Foxpro applications. Utility classes include object based data access to SQL Server and Web Data, a light-weight business object framework, a .NET Interop helper component, JSON and XML conversion features, several configuration management classes and a rich library of utility and API functions useful in everyday Visual FoxPro development. v7.23 is primarily a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and updates various support libraries to the latest versions. Updates for registered users of v7 are free and a shareware version is available to try.
West Wind Web Connection 7.22 released
West Wind Web Connection 7.22 is a small maintenance release for this popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML Web applications and HTTP API Services using Visual FoxPro, so you can continue to use the tools you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.22 is mostly a bug fix and optimization release that updates various internal functionality. There are also improvements to the admin UI, as well as a few small feature enhancements including support for retrieving multiple same name query string variables, AES support for encryption routines, and authentication updates in wwSmtp. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
Markdown Monster 2.0 has been released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 2.0 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2 is a major overhaul of the underlying Markdown Monster platform that changes out the editor and preview rendering browser to use a Chromium based browser for better compatibility, performance and integration of future Web based features. MM is now a 64 bit application and there is a new much more responsive and more feature rich table editor. There are many small new UI enhancements and performance improvements. This is a major version upgrade from v1, but anybody registered after Jan 1st, 2021 can qualify for a free upgrade. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy.
Markdown Monster 1.28 has been released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.28 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use, plain text writing format for creating HTML content, and MM makes it easy to create Markdown content in a productive writing environment with tons of out of your way tooling support. MM can create HTML and PDF output and publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.28 is a maintenance release that brings many small UI enhancements and small bug fixes, a new table editor, project and marker file configuration enhancements and few other small updates. Markdown Monster is free to try and registered users can always upgrade minor versions for free.
Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (Oct): Call for Speakers Reminder
Just a reminder that the deadline to submit session proposals for Virtual Fox Fest is next Monday, June 7th. You'll find details on our Call for Speakers page, https://virtualfoxfest.com/CallForSpeakers.aspx. We look forward to your ideas and session proposals. Virtual Fox Fest is October 14, 20, and 26, 2021!