FoxCentral News http://www.foxcentral.net/ FoxCentral - News about the Microsoft Visual FoxPro community en-us Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:55:57 GMT Virtual Fox Fest 2020: Still time to register http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 872_202010080449 Thu, 08 Oct 2020 04:49:28 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Our thanks to all those who responded to our plea not to wait for the last minute. Here's a reminder in case you got busy and forgot... Virtual Fox Fest starts next week and is held October 15, 21, and 27, 2020! Get registered today! http://geekgatherings.com/Registration Virtual Fox Fest 2020: Procrastinators Unite and Register Today! http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 871_202010011647 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:47:09 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >We know there are procrastinators who have not registered and have good intentions to do so before the conference starts. Please, please, please do so sooner than later. If you all wait until the week of the conference to register, let's just say you might not get the credentials in time to see the first session on October 15th. It literally takes minutes to register. http://geekgatherings.com/Registration Virtual Fox Fest 2020: GeekWear and Speaker Changes https://virtualfoxfest.com 870_202009092230 Wed, 09 Sep 2020 22:30:56 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >We're pleased to announce GeekWear by Geek Gatherings (https://virtualfoxfest.com/geekwear.aspx). Order your Virtual Fox Fest gear from the options shown or create your own unique VFFwear. Unfortunately, because of family matters, Cathy Pountney had to withdraw from presenting this year. Fortunately, John Ryan offered to present "Visual FoxPro Advanced and VFP C++ Compiler: A New Lease of Life for VFP" (https://virtualfoxfest.com/Sessions.aspx#Visual_FoxPro_Advanced_and_VFP_C_Compiler). Registrations are still open: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration Markdown Monster 1.24 has been released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 869_202009090417 Wed, 09 Sep 2020 04:17:41 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 1.24 of its popular Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use, plain text writing format for creating HTML content, and MM makes it easy to create Markdown content in a productive writing environment with tons of out of your way tooling support. MM can create HTML and PDF output and publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.24 is a maintenance release that focuses on stability and also adds a number of small UI and editor enhancements including support for better inline text highlighting in Markdown text. Markdown Monster is free to try and registered users can always upgrade minor versions for free. Web Connection 7.15 released https://webconnection.west-wind.com 868_202008042013 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:13:09 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 7.15 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 API Services using FoxPro, so you can continue to use what you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.15 focuses on updates to the Web Connection logging infrastructure with new log format options and a consolidated setting for logging and recent request reviews. There's also an updated request viewer and a simpler status form for setting common Web Connection application settings interactively. This release also fixes a few small issues in the wwJsonSerializer and wwDotnetBridge. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades. Virtual Fox Fest 2020: Speakers, Sessions, and Registration https://virtualfoxfest.com/ 867_202007152055 Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:55:37 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Speakers (https://virtualfoxfest.com/speakers.aspx) and Sessions (https://virtualfoxfest.com/sessions.aspx) for Virtual Fox Fest 2020 have been announced, and registration (http://geekgatherings.com/Registration) is open! Virtual Fox Fest is October 15, 21, and 27, 2020! West Wind Client Tools 7.14 released https://client-tools.west-wind.com 866_202006080154 Mon, 08 Jun 2020 01:54:17 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 7.14 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 7.14 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. Virtual Fox Fest 2020: Call for Speakers Reminder https://virtualfoxfest.com/CallForSpeakers.aspx 865_202005292024 Fri, 29 May 2020 20:24:05 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Just a reminder that the deadline to submit session proposals for Virtual Fox Fest is next Monday, June 1st. You'll find details on our Call for Speakers page (https://virtualfoxfest.com/CallForSpeakers.aspx). We look forward to your ideas and session proposals. Virtual Fox Fest is October 15, 21, and 27, 2020! Virtual Fox Fest 2020: All new virtual Fox conference in October https://virtualfoxfest.com/ 864_202005131547 Wed, 13 May 2020 15:47:40 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Geek Gatherings, organizers of the famous Southwest Fox Conference are excited to offer you Virtual Fox Fest, an online conference presenting the latest in Microsoft Visual FoxPro development techniques and interoperability with other technologies. All the details are available at https://virtualfoxfest.com/. We look forward to virtually seeing everyone this October. We have opened up our Call for Speakers too. Southwest Fox 2020: on hiatus until 2021 http://swfox.net/ 863_202005131543 Wed, 13 May 2020 15:43:57 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >We?re disappointed to announce that due to COVID-19, the annual Southwest Fox Conference is on hiatus in 2020. We will return October 14-17, 2021 in Gilbert so please mark your calendars. User Security Manager for Web Connection 1.10 released https://webconnection.west-wind.com/UserSecurityManager/ 862_202005122121 Tue, 12 May 2020 21:21:39 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/usersecuritymanager/images/UserSecurity_Banner_Square.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Need to add a full authentication system to your Web Connection application? User Security Manager is a drop in interface for West Wind Web Connection to provide user authentication, account creation, validate and management, password recovery, a user menu widget and an administrative user management interface. This release updates for the latest Web Connection version and improves the integration script to add the functionality to an existing application. West Wind Web Connection 7.12 released https://webconnection.west-wind.com 860_202004300712 Thu, 30 Apr 2020 07:12:05 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 7.12 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 API Services using FoxPro, so you can continue to use what you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.12 adds a new .NET Core local development Web server that doesn't require IIS or IIS Express installed. It 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. Using this server has been integrated into the Console Wizards for project setup and deployment configuration. This continues updating project build and launch integration to make it easier to develop, deploy and manage Web Connection applications. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades. Markdown Monster 1.22 has been released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 859_202004280812 Tue, 28 Apr 2020 08:12:24 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 1.22 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 out of your way tooling support. MM can create HTML and PDF output and can publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.22 includes a new CLI for performing Markdown conversions from the command line, support for site relative root paths for 'projects' and documentation, close tab to the right and a host of other improvements. Markdown Monster is free to try and registered users can always upgrade minor versions for free. West Wind Html Help Builder 5.24 released https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com/ 858_202004210821 Tue, 21 Apr 2020 08:21:16 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 5.24. 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 5.24 is a maintenance release with focus on editor performance improvements especially with larger documents. This release fixes a few preview refresh issues and improves overall performance of the application. There are also many small UI improvements including a new bookmark form, a new Time To Read section in topic templates, updates to the bookmarks side bar in render topics and more. Help Builder is available as shareware, and registered users of V5.x can update for free. Southwest Fox 2020: Call for Speakers deadline https://geekgatherings.com/Submission 857_202003302023 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:23:23 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >We understand you're probably not thinking much beyond the next few weeks or months, but we're still planning Southwest Fox 2020 on the assumption that the current crisis will be over by November. In light of that, we're extending the speaker submission deadline to Monday, April 13. If you have something to share with our developer community, read the Call for Speakers document (http://www.swfox.net/CallForSpeakers.pdf) and then use the Submission site (https://geekgatherings.com/Submission) to send us your session proposals. We look forward to your ideas. 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.