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31 Aug 2005

Southwest Fox – Speaking and Reporting

As Andy Kramek said in his most recent blog entry, the conference season is upon us. I couldn’t agree more that Southwest Fox is THE conference to go to this year. I’ll be there and though I’m not up on the speaker’s list yet, I will be speaking/presenting. I’ll also be covering the confererence for the Universal Thread, so look for […]

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30 Aug 2005

Visual FoxPro Random License/Serial Generator

IMPORTANT: The functions within this FLL have changed. Please refer to the latest documention for the VFP Encryption FLL that can be found at the following link (though this example and is still valid and will work unmodified using the current version of the VFP Encryption FLL): http://www.sweetpotatosoftware.com/blog/index.php/2005/09/01/visual-foxpro-encrypt-and-decrypt-files/ Real World ExamplesIn my last blog entry I mentioned being able to […]

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30 Aug 2005

Visual FoxPro and Hash Functions

IMPORTANT: The functions within this FLL have changed. Please refer to the latest documention for the VFP Encryption FLL that can be found at the following link: Major VFP Encryption Update Hashing in Visual FoxProThere are a few popular hash functions that I thought made good candidates for the VFP Encryption FLL. So, by modifying and adding to some earlier […]

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28 Aug 2005

Visual FoxPro and Blowfish Encryption

IMPORTANT: The functions within this FLL have changed. Please refer to the latest documention for the VFP Encryption FLL that can be found at the following link: Major VFP Encryption Update As security concerns mount, developers and clients are looking at ways to encrypt/decrypt sensitive data and files. Visual FoxPro comes with a Crypto API example in the Solution Samples, […]

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27 Aug 2005

Visual FoxPro Scrollbar Classes

New Found Respect for Scrollbar CreationEarlier this evening I decided to create a scrollbar class for use with Visual FoxPro. My requirements were that it was created purely with Visual FoxPro (didn’t have any ActiveX dependecies) and that it was professional enough for use in a real world Visual FoxPro application. It is now five hours later… the class is complete and I have a […]

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22 Aug 2005

SPS Weblog Upgraded

Well, not too long ago I posted an entry saying that I had upgraded to the latest release of dasBlog, but then shortly after that they came out with another new version. I was late to upgrade the last time, and instead of getting behind again, I downloaded dasBlog 1.8 Gold (version 1.8.5223.0) today and set about the job of upgrading […]

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20 Aug 2005

Visual FoxPro Progress Bar Class

Progress bars everywhere you lookI’ve created Visual FoxPro progress bars before (who among us hasn’t right?). The last time I developed one, I posted it over in the download section of Universal Thread. It is a COM server progress bar that allows progress indication to smoothly continue even when Visual FoxPro is busy churning away on a single line of code. But in today’s […]

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20 Aug 2005

Visual FoxPro Grid – A Tip and a Calendar Class

Visual FoxPro’s GridIt is my opinion that the Visual FoxPro grid has gotten a bum rap at times. Though it does possess it’s share of eccentricities, it is probably one of the most powerful and useful controls I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The things that it is capable of doing are simply amazing. Heck, you can […]

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15 Aug 2005

Fox Quotes for The FoxShow

Andrew MacNeill of AKSEL Solutions has been doing a stellar job with The FoxShow podcast. If you’re a Visual FoxPro developer, you’ll find his podcasts informative and useful. The topics run the gamut and it’s one of the most ingenious forms of homegrown PR work for Visual FoxPro that I’ve seen in some time. It definitely deserves the Visual FoxPro Community’s support, and on […]

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15 Aug 2005

Undocument SYS() Functions

Most of what I’m about to show is more oddity than useful. There are a number of undocumented functions, commands, and other oddities (remember the mousewheel event being used to create a workable systray class?) in Visual FoxPro. From time to time developers will run into them while testing, or someone on the MS Fox Team will mention them, or Visual […]

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