What's new in the Visual FoxPro Community


West Wind Html Help Builder 5.05
West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.05. 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 syntax colored 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 5.05 adds a number of new features to the included template including new icons and a sidebar for wide viewports in the browser. There's also support for importing .NET 4.7x assemblies.
West Wind Web Service Proxy Generator
West Wind Technologies has released version 1.60 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. It 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 1.60 adds support for asynchronous service calls and adds more consistent handling of ref and out parameters on services.
West Wind Web Connection 6.19: Security Update
West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.19 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. Version 6.19 is a security update that adds a few additional safeguards for administration and module administration page access to prevent accidental unauthenticated access. We recommend all Web Connection users to update to the latest version or for old versions to replace administration pages with new updates. More info in blog post at: https://goo.gl/e232Y5
Markdown Monster 1.09 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.9 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. v1.9 brings many UI improvements including a new 2-way table editor, zoom level configuration, folder browser search, icons for tabs and folder browser and much more.
Southwest Fox 2018: Save the Dates!
Geek Gatherings LLC is officially asking you to save the dates for Southwest Fox 2018! The conference takes place October 18-21, 2018 at the San Tan Elegante Conference and Reception Center, the same great location as last year. We choose speakers from the developer community based on their session proposals. We are always looking for new speakers. Watch the Call for Speakers page of the conference website; we'll post the Call for Speakers in late February. All the details about registration, speakers, sessions, and more will be available in May. If there are any topics you hope will be covered this year, please send them to info@geekgatherings.com, right away.
West Wind Web Connection 6.18 released
West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.18 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. Version 6.18 is a maintenance release that fixes a few bugs, and enhances performance in several areas. This version also brings back Apache support by popular request. As always, registered users of Version 6.x get a free upgrade, and a free shareware version is available for all to check out Web Connection.
Markdown Monster 1.08 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.8 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. v1.8 brings support for an external preview window, editor scrolling sync, Snippets Text Expansion addin installed by default on new installs and many small UI and functional improvements.
Philadelphia VFP User Group: Nov. 14: Macrosoft
The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group will take place on Tuesday, November 14 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 G. N. Shah, the Chief Technology Officer of Macrosoft. His topic is Technology Outlook and VFP Migration in Real Life.
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.04 released
West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.04. 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 syntax colored 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 5.04 that improves editor and spell check performance and fixes a few small issues in the editor. There are also a number of Web theme updates for better search functionality and improved readability of help content.
West Wind Client Tools 6.17 released
West Wind Technologies has released version 6.17 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 .NET components and extend FoxPro code, JSON and XML serializers, a JSON REST service client, PDF rendering and more. This release adds a couple of small feature enhancements and fixes a number of small bugs. A free shareware version is available for download to check out the product.