What's new in the Visual FoxPro Community


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.
West Wind Web Connection 6.17 released
West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.17 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 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 6.17 is mostly a maintenance release that fixes a few bugs, and enhances performance in several areas. 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.
Philadelphia VFP User Group meets Sept. 12: Bob Pierce on Dashboards and Graphics
The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group will take place on Tuesday, September 12 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 member Bob Pierce. Here?s his description: Dashboards and Graphics ? I will show how I have integrated graphics and dashboards to make information faster to digest. I will explore several different techniques to present data with and without graphics. Several of the styles are straight VFP implementations, but also will show a couple tools from VFPX.
Markdown Monster 1.6 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.6 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. v1.6 brings small UI enhancements including new useful Editor and Preview context menu options, copying markdown selections to HTML for pasting into rich documents, saving to encrypted files, easier word wrap toggling and more.
VFPX has moved
VFPX has moved from CodePlex to GitHub. See my blog post at http://doughennig.blogspot.com/2017/08/vfpx-has-moved.html for details.
White Light Developer Tools and Visual FoxPro 9 license
White Light Computing has copies of HackCX Professional and ViewEditor Professional available on the Forward Thinking Software VFP store. Also, if you know of someone who needs a license for Visual FoxPro, you can pick up one for only $999 and it includes the Visual Extend framework from Wizards and Builders GmbH.
West Wind HTML Help Builder 5.02 released
West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.02. 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 code based 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 5.02 is a maintenance release that also adds preview syncing, pasting of images into the editor and a smoother editing experience.