What's new in the Visual FoxPro Community


West Wind Web Connection 6.20 released
West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.20 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 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 6.20 is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and adds a few small enhancements. One set of improvements centers around getting around FoxPro's 16mb string limitations for HTTP uploads and downloads as well as a number of utility function enhancements. As always registered users of V6 get free updates and a free shareware version is available to check out Web Connection.
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.08 Released
West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.08. Version 5 is a major upgrade with support for a new topic editing experience using the popular Markdown format and a 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 output to the Web, PDF, MS Word or CHM files. Help Builder's HTML and CSS based, customizable templates make it easy to create great looking documentation while you focus on content creation. Version 5.8 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of small bugs and optimizes a number of UI operations. There's also a new VS Code Dark editor theme and many Web Theme improvements including a topic outline. Help Builder is available as shareware and as always same version updates are free for registered users.
West Wind Web Connection Training at Southwest Fox
Interested in getting up to speed with Web development in Visual FoxPro in a hurry? Then come to our 2 day West Wind Web Connection workshop prior to Southwest Fox this year and find out how to create powerful Web applications in 2 content packed days. Find out about the new features of Web Connection 6.0 and see them applied in hands on sessions that walk through creating a Web application from scratch. Day one covers general Web Development topics in combination with Web Connection. Day 2 brings you a full day of conference style sessions that deep dive into specific Web and Web Connection technologies in detail. Come join us in Gilbert and up your skillset to build modern Web applications.
Philly VFP User Group meets March 13: Tamar Granor writing workshop
The Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group will start meeting again next Tuesday, March 13 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. Group member and author Tamar E. Granor will present a workshop titled ?You Mean I Have to Write About It, Too??
Southwest Fox 2018: Call for Speakers
We've issued the Call for Speakers (http://www.swfox.net/CallForSpeakers.aspx) for Southwest Fox 2018. If you are interested in presenting, please read the document and consider submitting sessions via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site (https://geekgatherings.com/Submission).
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.