Monthly Archives: November 2010

just uploaded a new version, that brings an important fix for pdf outputs, and also a new form for sending emails, based on an enhanced version of the vfp html editor from frederic steczicky, published originally at atoutfox.org

now the email form allows you to:

  • generate html outputs for the body of your message
  • changing the formatting, alignments, fonts, adding pictures, hyperlinks, etc...
  • preloading an html
  • attaching more files is allowed
  • mark message as priority
  • ask for read receipt

another cool thing is that after you click on "send", a continuous progress bar, with the cool marquee effect (thanks to… Continue reading

hey guys,

thanks to Luis Maria Guayan and Guillermo Carrero from the spanish speaking community, now we have a brand new freeware and open source project for VFP.

Foxbarcode is a 100% visual foxpro class that provides a tool for generating images with different bar code symbologies to be used in vfp forms and reports, or exported to other applications.

 

you can learn more about the class foxbarcode and download freely from http://sites.google.com/site/foxbarcode
foxbarcode is still in beta, but it is 100% functional. the most important barcodes are already available, and they're already working on new ones.

instead of… Continue reading

eric selje summarizes very well what is vfp2c32 in his white paper:

vfp2c32 is an fll that encapsulates windows api functionality into functions that are easily called from vfp.
the advantages to this fll are

  • you don’t have to explicitly declare each dll you want to use
  • the fll takes care of converting the parameters into a struct that the api understands, which relieves you of a huge burden
  • it gracefully handles errors that the api returns
  • all c++ source code is included

christian ehlscheidt from germany did a fabulous job in this library. the quantity of functions wrapped from… Continue reading

"imagine if your database application could switch from using foxpro tables, to microsoft sql server, mysql, or to postgresql, by simply changing one line in a configuration file? imagine further if this change could occur programmatically at run time, without having to write different code to handle each different back-end separately?"

the teaser text above drove me directly to steve ellenoff's session - creating database abstraction classes in vfp: switch your back-end with ease. my experience with databases is is really restrict, and i wanted to hear from an expert about the best techniques to work in different… Continue reading