FoxCentral News http://www.foxcentral.net/ FoxCentral - News about the Microsoft Visual FoxPro community en-us Wed, 23 May 2018 09:04:58 GMT Markdown Monster 1.11 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 797_201805180801 Fri, 18 May 2018 08:01:45 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.11 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 an easy to use way 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. v1.11 adds Git integration, a new Document Outline, Folder browser drag and drop, and a host of UI improvements. Philadelphia VFP User Group meets May 8: Bob Pierce on interface design elements http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 796_201805021822 Wed, 02 May 2018 18:22:42 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group is Tuesday, May 8. 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. Member Bob Pierce will present. Here?s Bob?s description of the session: I will be showing many examples of interface design elements that are included in Smooth-On?s ERP/MRP. These examples, made entirely in VFP, will show a number of approaches that were used to solve diverse problems, and a brief glimpse of how they were put together. If time permits I can also show a couple of Tricks & Tips that I use on a regular basis. Southwest Fox 2018: Sessions and Speakers http://www.swfox.net 795_201805020316 Wed, 02 May 2018 03:16:46 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Speakers (http://www.swfox.net/Speakers.aspx) and sessions (http://www.swfox.net/SessionsSWFox.aspx) have been announced. Registration opens soon; send an email to info@geekgatherings.com if you want us to email you when it's ready West Wind Web Connection 6.20 released https://webconnection.west-wind.com 794_201804172036 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:36:30 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://west-wind.com/webConnection/images/webconnection_tiny.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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 https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com 793_201804101138 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:38:10 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com/images/HelpBuilder_150.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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 https://webconnection.west-wind.com/training/di_swfox2018 792_201804032108 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 21:08:50 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/WebConnectionTraining_Icon.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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 http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 791_201803062022 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 20:22:27 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox 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 https://geekgatherings.com/Submission 790_201802260605 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 06:05:25 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >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 https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com/ 789_201802131326 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:26:00 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com/images/HelpBuilder_150.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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 https://west-wind.com/wsdlgenerator/ 788_201802091125 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:25:11 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://localhost/wsdlgenerator/Images/webservice_128.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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 https://west-wind.com/webconnection 787_201802062327 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 23:27:54 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://west-wind.com/webConnection/images/webconnection_tiny.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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 https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 786_201801242049 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:49:01 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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! http://swfox.net 785_201801240238 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:38:14 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >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. West Wind Web Connection 6.18 released https://west-wind.com/wconnect/weblog/ShowEntry.blog?id=935 784_201801101038 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:38:36 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://west-wind.com/webConnection/images/webconnection_tiny.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.18 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 6.18 is a maintenance release that fixes a few bugs, and enhances performance in several areas. This version also brings back Apache support by popular request. 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. Markdown Monster 1.08 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com/ 783_201712042010 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 20:10:30 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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 http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 782_201711081723 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:23:45 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox 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 https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com 781_201710250505 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:05:47 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com/images/HelpBuilder_150.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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 https://west-wind.com/WestwindClientTools.aspx 780_201710200943 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:43:31 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/WestWindClientTools_small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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 https://west-wind.com/wconnect/weblog/ShowEntry.blog?id=933 779_201710171239 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:39:16 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://west-wind.com/webConnection/images/webconnection_tiny.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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 http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 778_201709072113 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 21:13:54 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox 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.