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27 Jan 2008

Sedna, DBI, and VFPX

Sedna ReleasedAs has been discussed elsewhere, Microsoft has released the RTM version of Sedna… Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 “Sedna” Add-Ons DBI ControlsIf you haven’t already done so, you should also download the ActiveX controls provided by DBI as part of the Sedna initiative. Sedna Added to VFPXSo we can start the process of further improving and extending the Sedna components, I have added […]

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8 Jan 2008

Sedna Release Appears to be Imminent…

A little good news for those of us that have been patiently waiting for Microsoft to release the final version of the Sedna components. According to Microsoft’s Milind Lele there are only a couple of things left to do before they publicly release Sedna for Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2… Security Division to approve the threat models Updated EULA from Legal It […]

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21 Dec 2007

Windows Vista and the MS Progressbar Control

Vista Progress In addition to the myriad of UI changes that MS has made in Windows Vista, you’ve probably noted that the themed progress bar control (Microsoft Progressbar Control, Version 5.0 SP2) has a slightly slicker appearance. This holds true when the progress bar is presenting information regarding a deterministic process (0 – 100%) and when it is presenting a […]

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7 Nov 2007

Let the countdown begin…

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25 Sep 2007

PE Files, UAC, Reg-Free COM, and Other Crazy Stuff – Part 4

COM ElevationThe code at the bottom of this blog post provides a Function called CreateObjectElevated which is provided as a compliment to Visual FoxPro’s CreateObject, CreateObjectEx, and NewObject functions. What it does that those other 3 functions can’t do is provide for COM elevation. Basically COM elevation provides the ability for an application running under a limited user account (LUA) […]

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25 Sep 2007

PE Files, UAC, Reg-Free COM, and Other Crazy Stuff – Part 3

Getting Typelib InformationIn Part 2 of this series some of you may have wondered how it was that you only had to send in the name of the COM server and all of the OLEPublic classes as well as their progids and clsids would be added to the application manifest XML. Well, that was facilitated by using the TLI.TypeLibInfo class […]

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25 Sep 2007

PE Files, UAC, Reg-Free COM, and Other Crazy Stuff – Part 2

Last Time In part 1 of this series I covered generally what I am going to show and also gave some brief information regarding the PE format. At the end I provided some code that would allow a Visual FoxPro developer to step through some of the PE structures and data. In this blog entry I’m going to show you […]

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25 Sep 2007

PE Files, UAC, Reg-Free COM, and Other Crazy Stuff – Part 1

I Feel Your Pain In an August 14th blog posting, Lisa Slater Nicholls bemoans the fact that the Vista Toolkit portion of Sedna doesn’t include any Vista User Account Control stuff. To that I say, “I couldn’t agree with you more Lisa!”. Now, as many of you know I am the developer that has been doing the work for Microsoft […]

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20 Aug 2007

Visual FoxPro – Designer Ideas and a Screencast

Designing Enhancements for Visual Subclasses-and VFP’s designersI’ve been toying around with some ideas I had sometime back. I wanted to find ways to not only create sublclassed controls that work as dynamically at design-time as the VFP baseclasses, but also create additional designer features in Visual FoxPro starting with the Form and Class designers. The following 15 minute screencast shows how […]

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