Monday, May 17, 2010
A quick blog post regarding life, VFP Studio, and my current IT interests.
Monday, August 10, 2009
In this blog entry I release and document the latest version of the popular VFP Encryption FLLs.
Monday, August 3, 2009
In this blog entry I present a ProjectHook class that facilitates modifying Application Manifests in VFP modules when building VFP projects. UAC permission elevation, Reg-Free COM, String Table resources, internal vs. external manifests are discussed.
Friday, December 19, 2008
In this blog entry I post an update to the Visual FoxPro JSON class. Included is a list of enhancements and fixes that are part of this release.
Monday, December 8, 2008
In this blog entry I present a new version of VFPCompression.fll that fixes a couple of issues that were reported after I posted the previous update.
In this blog entry I present Foxy Search, a no nonsense Windows Desktop Search (WDS) sample for Visual FoxPro developers. It shows off the power and features provided by the WDS OLEDB Provider.
Friday, December 5, 2008
In this blog entry I present another update for VFPConnection.fll. A number of new features have been added, most notably HTTP Post and the ability to send FTP commmands to an FTP site.
Monday, December 1, 2008
In this blog entry I provide an update for the VFPCompression library. A bug having to do with files of 0 byte length got fixed and a new ZipComment() function got added to the VFPCompression.fll
Saturday, November 29, 2008
In this blog entry I release an update to the VFPConnection.fll. The update provides some support for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and a new callback function to aid developers attempting to trace or debug operations happening internally in the FLL.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
In this blog entry I present a Virtual Earth class library wrapper for Visual FoxPro (virtualearth.vcx).
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In this blog entry I present the GridExtras class library which provides some cool enhancements for the Visual FoxPro grid control. Sorting, filtering, incremental search, saving user preferences, and exporting to Excel are provided for.
Monday, November 24, 2008
In this blog entry I present a class library that adds support for JSON to Visual FoxPro.
In this blog entry, I propose a possible approach for implementing a professional, non-threatening error handler in Visual FoxPro applications. A sample download and screenshots are provided.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Some simple Visual FoxPro code for retrieving the Longitude and Latitude for a given address.
Visual FoxPro's APPEND FROM and COPY TO commands are incapable of dealing with the Excel 2007 formats. In this post, I present a pretty decent solution to this problem allowing Visual FoxPro developers to import from, export to, and even create the new Excel formats (XLS, XLSX, XLSM, and XLSB) even if Office 2007 isn't installed on the machine running this code.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
The directions for installing/registering the DDEX Provider that is included as part of Microsoft's Sedna project for Visual FoxPro is incomplete and, in some cases, just plain wrong. In this blog entry I provide the information Visual FoxPro developers need to properly install the DDEX Provider and use it from Visual Studio 2005/2008.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
In this blog post I release a VFP wrapper for the Windows RSS Platform. Included is a RSS reader application that was created using the wrapper.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Here I present a super-simple backup solution for Visual FoxPro applications that can be implemented simply by including an exe and generating an ini file.
This update to the VFPCompression FLL provides fixes for issues with relative pathing when zipping folders and files that caused the previous versions of the FLL to fail unless a developer told the function to ignore pathing.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Here I present the first in a series of screencasts regarding VFP Studio and its features. Over the next few months Bo Durban and I will attempt to provide the community with more information regarding VFP Studio and the feature set either included and/or being considered. Feedback appreciated.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Using a loader/updater application for Visual FoxPro applications can greatly simplify the task of keeping users' systems up-to-date and problem free after the initial deployment. In this blog entry I present a solution I created for updating VFP applications.
Here I present the latest FLL that I've created that allows Visual FoxPro developers the ability to easily upload and download files while easily providing progress indication of the processes.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Microsoft releases Sedna and the components are quickly added to VFPX so they can be further improved and extended. Developers should also avail themselves of the controls provided by DBI.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Information and an example for working with Microsoft's Progressbar Control, Version 5.0 (SP2) in Windows Vista.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Wednesday, October 4, 2006
After years of putting up with the Automatic Updates nag screen in Windows XP I had had enough. So, I set out to tame this annoying feature and this entry details how I did it.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Level Extreme Inc. offers both of its magazines for FREE to members of the Universal Thread. Michel Fournier Rocks!
Monday, October 10, 2005
SPS Blog hyperlinks (referrals) have been fixed. My apologies for the inconvenience.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Andrew MacNeill weighs in with a really good article on different tools available to create screencasts.
Monday, August 22, 2005
The SPS Weblog has been updated to dasBlog
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
William Sanders of Electronic Filing Group posted a heads-up out on ProFox about a new service available on TechRepublic for bloggers.
Saturday, August 6, 2005
After my younger brother Daniel alerted me to spam comments that had been posted on my weblog in the last day, I decided to not only rid my blog of the spam, but also try out the newest version of dasBlog
. In less than a half hour, all systems were go and I'd won one for the guys in white hats.
Friday, July 15, 2005
Ran into a weblog survey being conducted at MIT.
Sunday, January 2, 2005
Wading through the differences between these terms is not an easy task these days...
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