FoxCentral News http://www.foxcentral.net/ FoxCentral - News about the Microsoft Visual FoxPro community en-us Sun, 29 Mar 2020 17:45:09 GMT Web Connection 7,10 Released https://webconnection.west-wind.com/ 856_202003100716 Tue, 10 Mar 2020 07:16:29 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/webconnection_165x124.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Web Connection 7.10 is a feature update for the popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and API Services using FoxPro, so you can continue to use what you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.10 adds a new .NET Core local development Web server that doesn't require IIS or IIS Express installed. It also includes built-in LiveReload functionality and can also run behind an IIS Web server providing and end to end Web Server solution that's low impact on the development machine. There's also enhanced project creation and launching support, geared to make it easier to get started locally. wwDotnetBridge gains the ability to call `async/await` functions in .NET asynchronously. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades. Southwest Fox 2020: Call for Speakers http://www.swfox.net/CallForSpeakers.aspx 855_202002281912 Fri, 28 Feb 2020 19:12:40 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >We've issued the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2020. If you're interested in presenting, please read the document referenced in that page and consider submitting sessions via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site. In Depth Deploying West Wind Web Connection Applications Article https://west-wind.com/wconnect/weblog/ShowEntry.blog?id=956 854_201912060912 Fri, 06 Dec 2019 09:12:50 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/webconnection_165x124.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Publishing Web applications is never easy, but in recent versions of Web Connection the process has been streamlined and automated substantially and this post covers the entire process from setting up a new Virtual Machine, configuring the machine, setting up IIS, packaging and uploading your application, configuring the Application and Web Site, and then running the application in file mode and COM mode. It also describes how to install a TLS certificate for free, and update the running application with changes both for Web and Code content. Although focus is on Web Connection, there's lots of general content regarding machine and IIS setup that is useful for non-Web Connection developers. This article is an update to the Southwest Fox 2019 session presented earlier this year. Markdown Monster 1.20 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 853_201911131930 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:30:10 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 1.20 of its popular Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use, text based writing format for creating HTML content, and MM makes it easy to create Markdown content in a productive writing environment with tons of intuitive tooling support. MM can create HTML and PDF output and can publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.20 is mostly a maintenance update that also adds improvements to the Table Editor, improves the Editor Preview syncing and spell checking engines and fixes a number of outstanding issues. Markdown Monster is free to try and registered users always upgrade minor versions for free. Philadelphia VFP User Group meets Tuesday, November 12 http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 852_201911062044 Wed, 06 Nov 2019 20:44:43 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The final 2019 meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group is Tuesday, November 12. 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. If you arrive at Smooth-On and there?s no one to let you in, call Bob Pierce at (610) 865-6910. Craig Benson will present "Keeping Up Appearances in VFP" Abstract: TIW released a FoxPro based Manufacturing Product called "WorkShop" in June of 1990. Over the past 30 years, the product has evolved to become a complete modern ERP solution known today as ALERE. This session will focus on methods of upgrading and expanding the standard VFP user interface to create a modern look and feel. Some of the topics discussed will include Themed Title Bars, Ribbon Menus, Drop-Down Edit Boxes, Document Management, OLE Drag and Drop, Signature Boxes and Mobile VFP Applications using RDS. West Wind Web Connection 7.09 released https://webconnection.west-wind.com/ 851_201910230333 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 03:33:49 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/webconnection_165x124.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Web Connection 7.09 is a maintenance release for the popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and Services using FoxPro, so you can continue to use what you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.09 adds a preview of a .NET Core based local development Web server that doesn't require IIS or IIS Express installed. It also includes built-in LiveReload functionality and can also run behind an IIS Web server providing and end to end Web Server solution that's low impact on the development machine. This version also adds additional developer convenience features like an improved launcher, and project shortcuts to your favorite editor, configuration settings and a number of updates to the automated build features. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades. Southwest Fox 2019: Keynote announced https://www.facebook.com/events/394866431196460/ 850_201910081925 Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:25:26 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >The Southwest Fox 2019 Keynote Presentation will stream using Facebook Live video starting at 7:00 pm MST (10:00 PM EDT), Thursday, October 24. Kevin Ragsdale is presenting the keynote session titled ?The Fox Family: A Whimsical Celebration of FoxPro and the FoxPro Community?. West Wind Html Help Builder 5.20 released https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com 849_201909200711 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:11:30 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 5.20. Help Builder creates online and offline documentation with easy tools based on Markdown to quickly create content and publish output to the Web, PDF, MS Word or CHM files. Help Builder's Web based templates make it easy to create great looking online documentation while you can focus on creating your content. Version 5.17 is a maintenance release that fixes a few small bugs, improves image url encoding and pathing issues, adds an option to open topics for editing in Markdown Monster (with updates), adds a new copy to folder for HTML output, command line Local Web Server previews, and a cleaner build completion dialog. Help Builder is available as shareware, and registered users of V5.x can update for free. Markdown Monster 1.19 Released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 848_201909060449 Fri, 06 Sep 2019 04:49:27 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 1.19 of its popular Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use writing format for creating HTML content and MM makes it easy to create Markdown content in a productive writing environment with intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML and PDF output and can publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.19 adds project support, a new configuration editor, find in files, a new VS Code Light editor theme and new pre-configured Window size manager and lots more. Markdown Monster is free to try and registered users always upgrade minor versions for free. West Wind Web Connection 7.08 Released https://webconnection.west-wind.com/ 847_201909031746 Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:46:18 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/webconnection_165x124.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Web Connection 7.08 is a maintenance release for the popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and Services using FoxPro, so you can continue to use what you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.08 fixes a number of small bugs, and makes it even easier to use the new Live Reload feature that auto-refreshes content in the browser as you make changes. The new app launcher helper has also been improved. Both features provide a big boost in development productivity. Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades. Southwest Fox 2019: Early-Bird extension deadline approaches http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 846_201908301946 Fri, 30 Aug 2019 19:46:15 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Because we were all busy this summer, we extended the Early-Bird Registration deadline, but it's almost here. Save $50 by registering before today, Friday, August 30th at Midnight (Eastern Time). Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions, tons of networking opportunities, plus you can register for a free admission to the X# post conference session. Don't miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers. West Wind Internet and Client Tools 7.07 released https://client-tools.west-wind.com/ 845_201906301716 Sun, 30 Jun 2019 17:16:31 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://client-tools.west-wind.com/images/ClientTools_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released version 7.07 of its client side toolkit for Visual FoxPro. The Client Tools provide a host of Internet functionality to FoxPro applications including SMTP email, FTP and SFTP, and a rich HTTP client. There are also many utility classes including JSON and XML Serializers, a simple business object component, SQL Server data access wrapper, a powerful .NET bridge to access just about all .NET components without COM registration, PDF rendering, a REST Service client and more. Version 7.07 is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues, and adds a few small enhancement features to various libraries. The Client Tools are available as a shareware version for download to check out the product. As always, registered users of version 7.x can upgrade for free. Southwest Fox 2019: Super-Saver Deadline Approaches 844_201906252052 Tue, 25 Jun 2019 20:52:47 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Registration for Southwest Fox 2019 has been open for a few weeks and there?s less than a week until the Super-Saver Registration deadline (Sunday night at midnight ET). 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 a scholarship that will reduce your cost even more and a license of Stonefield Query SDK, a $2,500 value. Check out the speakers (http://swfox.net/speakers.aspx) and topics (http://swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx) on the conference website (http://swfox.net/). Please beat the rush so we still have some fingernails left when July begins! No need to wait, we won?t charge your card or cash your check until August! Southwest Fox 2019: The FoxShow interviews http://akselsoft.libsyn.com/ 843_201906191801 Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:01:30 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Andrew Ross MacNeill, the host of The FoxShow, interviewed each of the Southwest Fox organizers separately this year and talked to each of about how we got into computing, why we go to conferences and much more. The first two of the shows are available now. Head over to http://akselsoft.libsyn.com/ to listen. We?ll let you know when Tamar?s interview is posted. Thanks, Andrew, as always for helping us spread the word about Southwest Fox. Oh, and registration is open as well, you can secure your slot here: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration West Wind Web Connection 7.07 Released https://webconnection.west-wind.com 839_201906150644 Sat, 15 Jun 2019 06:44:41 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/webconnection_165x124.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Web Connection 7.07 is a maintenance release for the popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and services using FoxPro, so you can continue to use what you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.07 adds a a new application launcher that automates launching Web Server, Application and Browser in your development environment. Also new is support for Live Reload on the server that allows for server code changes to auto-restart the application. Combined with client side Browser-Sync you can now cycle through run/debug/edit/run without manually restarting your application or refreshing the Web browser. Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades. Southwest Fox 2019: Registration opens https://geekgatherings.com/Registration 841_201905222046 Wed, 22 May 2019 20:46:43 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Registration for Southwest Fox (http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx) is now available. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don't wait. We also let you pick a free pre-con if you register by June 30th. Putting on a conference is a risky endeavor. Conference centers require a guaranteed minimum income to block the dates of a conference; for a conference like Southwest Fox, that minimum is in the tens of thousands of dollars. We have to commit to the conference center by July 2nd and need your support by July 1st to make that commitment. We will not send out any "We need your help" appeals so please do not wait; register by June 30th! We know most of you like to wait until the last minute to avoid the credit card bill arriving too soon. We will not charge any attendee credit cards or cash any checks until we have committed to going forward (sometime after July 2), so this is not is a reason to wait. We look forward to seeing you in October! Philadelphia VFP User Group meets May 14. Bazian on JavaScript, AJAX and more http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 840_201905082045 Wed, 08 May 2019 20:45:03 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group is Tuesday, May 14. 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. If you arrive at Smooth-On and there?s no one to let you in, call Bob Pierce at (610) 865-6910. Menachem Bazian returns for ?Creating efficient data enabled web pages with PHP, Codeigniter, Javascript, jQuery and Ajax? Southwest Fox 2019: Speakers and sessions announced http://swfox.net/speakers.aspx 838_201905062018 Mon, 06 May 2019 20:18:15 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Speakers (http://swfox.net/speakers.aspx) and sessions (http://swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx) for Southwest Fox 2019 have been announced. Only 171 days until we gather in Gilbert. West Wind WebSurge 1.14 released https://websurge.west-wind.com/ 837_201904252101 Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:01:36 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://websurge.west-wind.com/images/WebSurgeLogo_165.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies released v1.14 of its WebSurge HTTP request and load testing tool. WebSurge is designed to easily and repeatedly capture and play back individual or sessions of HTTP requests of your applications. You can capture all types of HTTP content including HTML and asset requests, or more commonly REST or SOAP services. WebSurge's workflow is optimized to make it easy to create or capture requests, test them quickly and then store and share them for later playback or testing. You can be up and running load tests in a few minutes. Load tests produce simple understandable stats that make it easy to capture and compare results between runs. Version 1.14 modernizes the results page display for easier at a glance stats, enhances warmup request handling and stats, adds New Session options and fixes a number of small UI bugs. A free evaluation and personal use version is available and registered users for v1.x can upgrade for free. West Wind Html Help Builder 5.17 released https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com/ 836_201904172140 Wed, 17 Apr 2019 21:40:38 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 5.17. Help Builder creates online and offline documentation with easy tools based on Markdown to quickly create content and publish output to the Web, PDF, MS Word or CHM files. Help Builder's Web based templates make it easy to create great looking online documentation while you can focus on creating your content. Version 5.17 is a maintenance release that fixes a few small bugs, improves image url encoding and pathing issues, adds an option to open topics for editing in Markdown Monster (with updates), adds a new copy to folder for HTML output, command line Local Web Server previews, and a cleaner build completion dialog. Help Builder is available as shareware, and registered users of V5.x can update for free.