What's new in the Visual FoxPro Community


Southwest Fox 2018: Early-Bird deadline approaches!
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!