Monday, March 19, 2018

New VFPX Projects

There are six new VFPX projects:

  • FastXTab is a replacement for VFPXTab.prg that creates cross-tab tables and cursors. This is an updated version of the class, originally created by Alexander Golovlev, by Vilhelm-Ion Praisach.

  • Win32API provides documentation for calling hundreds of Win32API functions from VFP. This project was generously donated to VFPX by Anatoliy Mogylevets from its original source, news2news.com, which is no longer available. Tore Bleken converted the documentation into Markdown format.

  • Name Syntax Checker verifies the correctness and controls the translation of a string into a syntactically correct name of a particular domain (the name of VFP variables or fields, the name of XML elements, etc.). This and the rest of the projects are from António Lopes.

  • CalendarCalc provides a set of classes to perform specific calendrical processing tasks, help with internationalization, and build multicultural solutions.

  • CSVProcessor extends VFP capabilities of CSV file handling.

  • XML Library Set extends the VFP XML processing capabilities.

It’s great to see the VFP community continuing to provide features to our beloved development platform!

Friday, February 09, 2018

Fixing Chrome Freezing

I put my Windows 10 machine to sleep when I’m done for the day. For the past month or so, after awaking from sleep, Chrome would take forever (at least 2 minutes but usually a lot more) to refresh or open a web page. Restarting always resolved the problem but that eliminates the benefit of sleep mode. I’d Googled this issue before and hadn’t found any useful results but I tried again yesterday and found a suggestion that worked: turn off automatically detecting proxy settings. To get at that setting, click Start, type “settings” to bring up Windows Settings, choose Network & Internet, choose Proxy, and turn off Automatically Detect Settings.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Presenting Session on wwDotNetBridge

I’m presenting “Practical Uses of wwDotNetBridge to Extend Your VFP Applications” this Saturday 2018-02-10 at 10:00 EST for GRAFUG but anyone’s welcome to attend online: global.gotomeeting.com/join/441727213. See grafug.com/topics.htm for the description of the session.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Save the Dates for Southwest Fox 2018

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.

As in prior years, we run a substantial risk in running the conference, primarily the tens of thousands of dollars we have to commit to the conference center. So, once again, we ask you to register for the conference before the July 1 deadline so we can make our go or no-go decision.

All the details about registration, speakers, sessions, and more will be available in May.

Special Request!!!

If there are any topics you hope will be covered this year, please send them to info@geekgatherings.com, right away.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Stonefield Query for AccountMate webinars

Stonefield is presenting a webinar for AccountMate Business Partners on Stonefield Query for AccountMate and our new ClickBase competitive upgrade on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1:00 Eastern. Register today on the AccountMate Business Partner web site.

We are also presenting a webinar for AccountMate users on Stonefield Query for AccountMate and our new ClickBase competitive upgrade on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 1:00 Eastern. Register today at https://www.accountmate.com/education/webcasts.asp