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31 Jul 2005

Spelling Checker and VFP

Checking the spelling in a given string, such as the text in a control, is something that a lot of Visual FoxPro applications can use. There are many ways to accomplish this.  Some Visual FoxPro developers use Microsoft Word similar to the way I did in my FAQ about it. Others shell out between $250-500 in order to purchase a […]

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29 Jul 2005

Craig Bailey and VFP Solution Explorer

If you’re like me and didn’t have a clue that something called the “VFP Solution Explorer” was being worked on, check out Craig Bailey’s most recent blog entry. I downloaded the presentation, and I can’t say enough good things about what I saw and read. If the “VFP Solution Explorer” and it’s lofty goals are carried out in a timely […]

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26 Jul 2005

ATOM and VFP

I wanted to do RSS 2.0 first given that it has the most momentum at the moment, but that’s hardly the only accepted syndication format. Here’s the formats and the players involved (consider it the abridged, highlights-only history of syndication by yours truly)…. RSS 0.9 : Netscape/Dan Libby (considered obsolete and too complex by most – RDF specification based – Netscape dropped out of […]

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25 Jul 2005

Visual Basic to Visual FoxPro Conversion Utility

Visual Basic (versions 6 and below) code examples are everywhere. It’s a huge resource that many Visual FoxPro developers utilize, but converting a Visual Basic example to Visual FoxPro is, more often than not, a pain. It’s the same thing over and over again… change dims to locals, change msgbox to messagebox, add parenthesis around the procedure calls, etc., etc., ad […]

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23 Jul 2005

RSS 2.0 and VFP

Ken Levy mentioned out on the UT yesterday that it would be a cool VFP open source project to create a table that RSS could be imported into and the exported out of. I thought it was an excellent idea. So, I played around with RSS 2.0 last night. After more than a little reading on the specifications for RSS 2.0, […]

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18 Jul 2005

Email and VFP: Part 1i (EsSmtp)

As we’ve seen in the previous entries, emailing from VFP can be done in a variety of ways.  In this entry, I explore the use of a freely avaliable ActiveX control, simply known as EsSmtp.  This control was once sold commercially by Eurosource, but now resides on SourceForge.  It’s not only free, it’s open source (you get the source code). […]

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17 Jul 2005

GDI+ and VFP

I’m doing an extensive series for FoxTalk regarding GDI+ and VFP.  The first article will be in the August issue and I believe it will also be made available for free to the community.  It deals with the basics of drawing on a VFP form with GDI+, including an effective double-buffering technique.  It’s just the start, and once everyone is warmed […]

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15 Jul 2005

Email and VFP: Part 1g (w3JMail)

The following code works with w3Jmail, which is available as FREEWARE.  They have other licenses available as well, so should you need more functionality than the code below provides you can have it.  Their documentation is good, especially when compared to most other 3rd party components for email.  I’ve used w3JMail with excellent success and highly recommend it (I’m not affiliated […]

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15 Jul 2005

Take the MIT Weblog Survey

This is a general social survey of the greater weblog community being conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Some additional detailed information about the survey, privacy etc..Ran into this survey while reading Rockford Lhotka’s Weblog.

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13 Jul 2005

Email and VFP: Part 1d (CDO NTS)

CDO NTS (A.K.A. CDO 1.2.1) is another way to send email from VFP.  It is no longer included with newer versions of the Windows OS.  I could speak at length about it, but there is already some goood information out on the MSDN: Introduction to CDO NTS and The NewMail Object ********************************!* Example of using SendViaCDONTS*******************************#DEFINE CDOLOW  0#DEFINE CDONORMAL  1#DEFINE […]

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