What's new in the Visual FoxPro Community


Southwest Fox organizers on The FoxShow
Listen to Andrew MacNeill?s FoxShow podcast (http://traffic.libsyn.com/akselsoft/FoxShow82.mp3?dest-id=29030) featuring Rick, Doug, and Tamar talking about Southwest Fox 2017. Registration for Southwest Fox 2017 has been open for a few weeks and there?s less than two weeks until the Super-Saver Registration deadline. If you register (https://geekgatherings.com/Registration/) 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 up to three scholarships (http://swfox.net/scholarship.aspx) that will reduce your costs some more. Check out the speakers (http://swfox.net/speakers.aspx) and topics (http://swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx) on the conference website.
Markdown Monster 1.4 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.4 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. v1.4 brings many improvements including a new File Browser, native PDF generation, a new Light theme and direct Commit to Git. Check out Markdown Monster and rock your Markdown in style.
West Wind Web Service Proxy Generator
West Wind Technologies has released version 1.50 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. The tool 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 1.50 adds support for asynchronous service calls, improved Web Service imports and default support for .NET 4.0.
Chicago FUDG meets Tuesday, 13 Jun 17
Our Junel 2017 meeting will be held on Tuesday the 13th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm (CST) at WeWork, 332 S Michigan 9th Floor, Chicago. This month's speaker is Greg Green who will demonstrate his XLSXWorkbook class from VFPx, which allows reading and creating XLSX based files. The class is developed in 100% VFP code with no other file dependencies. More info at www.ChicagoFUDG.com; please RSVP via the Eventbrite link on the home page.
Southwest Fox 2017 - Registration Open
Registration for Southwest Fox 2017 (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.
West Wind Web Connection 6.12 released
West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.12 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. This release is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and provides a few small new feature improvements.
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.01 released
West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.01. Version 5.x is a major upgrade with support for a new topic editing experience using the popular Markdown format and a new 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 can focus on content creation. Version 5.01 adds support for image pasting into the editor, PNG compression and editor->preview syncing.
Markdown Monster 1.3 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.3 of its 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 intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML output or publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.3 brings many improvements including support for pasting and dragging images into the editor, Weblog publishing to Medium, custom field support for Weblog Publishing, support for Emoji embedding, Pandoc support and many UI improvements. Check out Markdown Monster and rock your Markdown in style.
Southwest Fox 2017: Speakers and Sessions
Speakers (http://www.swfox.net/Speakers.aspx) and sessions (http://www.swfox.net/SessionsSWFox.aspx) for Southwest Fox 2017 have been announced.
Philly VFUG meets May 9: Tour of Smooth-On, a chemical manufacturing facility automated with VFP
The Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group meets next Tuesday, May 9 with a special treat, a tour of the Smooth-On plant in Macungie, PA. The meeting will begin at 7 PM, but come as early as 6:30 PM for dinner, which the group will provide. (If you?re coming for dinner, please email rpierce@smooth-on.com, so we get enough food.) The address is: Smooth-On Inc. 5600 Lower Macungie Rd Macungie, PA 18062 Abstract: Smooth-On is a large chemical manufacturer that recently moved into a new facility just south of Allentown. Prior to the move, we used VFP to do Order Entry, Inventory Control, Purchase Orders, Formula Management and Batch Scheduling, among other things. When we made the move, we took it to the next level and used VFP to Automate much of the manufacturing process. This tour will be conducted by the COO and explain the process, show examples of the types of things are made with our products, and discuss the benefits and challenges of the transformation.