What's new in the Visual FoxPro Community
posted on Saturday, February 6, 2016
Kevin Cully of Atlanta will speak on "Xojo Development with focus on 64bit apps and Raspberry Pi".
Xojo is a great development tool for developers who are used to developing in Microsoft Visual FoxPro and Microsoft .NET. It allows application development, not just only Windows, but Mac, Linux, Web, iOS and now the Raspberry Pi computer as well. In addition, Xojo now allows for building 64-bit applications in addition to 32-bit applications. We'll look at all of these factors and more as we take a whirlwind tour of Xojo.
posted on Friday, February 5, 2016
The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group will be next Tuesday, December 9 at 7 PM in room 125, Devry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. Feel free to come as early as 6:30 and bring some dinner.
Our speaker will be Menachem Bazian. His topic is ?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.
posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Help Builder is a tool to create documentation for application, developer or reference documentation, knowledge bases, snippet repositories, help desk references and more. Help Builder's low friction interface keeps your hands on the keyboard and lets you do what you do best: Create quality content. Help Builder 5.0 now uses the popular Markdown format for editing, and provides powerful tools for topic linking, image embedding, screen captures, displaying of source code using syntax highlighting and can generate output to an HTML Web site, Html Help file or a Word or PDF document. Help Builder is based on the latest HTML technologies so you already now how to customize the look and feel of the final layout. Version 5.0 also introduces mobile friendly HTML templates for responsive, fast and SEO friendly Web output. For developers, Help Builder allows creating class and database documentation from source files including .NET types, SQL Server database, FoxPro and data code, Web Services definitions and data and COM objects. Documentation doesn't have to be a chore - let Help Builder help!
posted on Saturday, January 16, 2016
Our new year starts off with a presentation by Bob Pierce on Manufacturing Automation with VFP.
Ever see an app that controlled manufacturing hardware? Bob will show us the ins and outs of how it was done.
5:30 pm on Monday the 18th of January at the Merchandise Mart, 12th Floor, 1871 IMSA classroom. C U There!
posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016
West Wind Technologies has released West Wind Web Connection 6.0 RC1 of their flagship Web development tool. Web Connection is a Web development framework for Visual FoxPro that allows you to use your FoxPro skills to build Web applications, services and APIs. Version 6.0 is a major update that provides many improvements to the development process. A new project system facilitates setting up, moving and deploying of projects. Automated configuration scripts make deployment much easier. Layout Pages, Partials and Sections allow for more modular MVC style HTML applications. There's new support for extensionless URLs, easier authentication, a Markdown parser, support for async processing and many new HtmlHelpers. RC1 is a stable release and can be installed side by side with existing Web Connection installations.
posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group will be next Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 PM in room 125, Devry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. Feel free to come as early as 6:30 and bring some dinner.
This month's speaker is member Jim Connolly who?ll discuss West-Wind Web Connection 6.0 Beta. From the West Wind web site, here?s the description of the product:
Create Web applications with Visual FoxPro and take advantage of a powerful and proven framework using the FoxPro environment you already know. Develop and test your code inside of the VFP IDE against live Web requests. Web Connection provides a core foundation engine, and several high level frameworks for developing just about any kind of Web application you can imagine.
Jim will show the new features and give examples of setting it up on a computer.
posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015
We're happy to announce beta 4 of West Wind Html Help Builder. Help Builder is a tool to create documentation for all kinds of scenarios including application or developer documentation, FAQs, snippet repositories, knowledge bases, Help Desk references. Using Help Builder's low friction interface to create content you can generate HTML Web site output, CHM files or export to Word or PDF. It uses all Web based technologies for styling, templating and customization, and lets you focus on creating your content not worrying about markup. Using 5.0's new editor and support for the Markdown text format content writing becomes distraction free. 5.0 also introduces new mobile friendly templates that make content more accessible, fast to navigate and SEO friendly. For developers, Help Builder allows creating class and database documentation from source files including .NET types, SQL Server database, FoxPro code, Web Services definitions and data and COM objects. Mix and match imported documentation with your custom documentation content. Documentation doesn't have to be a chore - let Help Builder help!