Monday, December 28, 2020

Microsoft Office 365-like Ribbon Control

Merry Christmas! Every year between Christmas and New Year's, I like to work on a fun project, such as learning a new technique or writing some cool utility. Last year, I worked on the open source version of Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro. This year, I created an open source Microsoft Office 365-like ribbon control for VFP forms.

Here's a sample form containing the ribbon control that resembles Microsoft Outlook. It has two tabs: Home and Send / Receive. Clicking a tab displays the toolbar for that tab.

Here's the Send / Receive tab:

So far, I've included two themes: Colorful (above) and Dark Grey (below):

Themes are defined as RGB colors in an XML file so it's a simple matter to add another theme.

The ribbon control is 100% VFP code. Please try it out and let me know of any enhancements you'd like by creating issues in the GitHub repository for the project.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Help us plan the next Virtual Fox Fest

We have 11 quick questions to help us plan future Virtual Fox Fest conferences. We would really appreciate your input:

Happy Holidays and wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2021 to all.