Dr. Watson: Please send in your error report

I bet you’ve seen dialogs similar to this:     We at Microsoft refer to this dialog/technology as Dr. Watson (after the famous Sherlock Holmes assistant).   Before Watson, computer users would get the BSOD (The Blue Screen of Death) which would just say that an error occurred and that Windows would have to shut…

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Disappearing Window Contents while dragging the mouse

We have heard a couple reports of strange behavior in Visual FoxPro if you click on a thumb button in a scrollbar, drag it up or down a little, then pause for 6 seconds or so. The contents of the window would disappear, leaving a blank editing window. When you release the mouse, the contents…

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Start using XML and XSLT to create HTML

Tonight at the Seattle Visual Foxpro user group meeting Richard Stanton gave a great presentation of the new reporting features of VFP9, which is currently available in beta.   The question came up about how to use XSLT to create HTML from XML. I said it could be done in just a few lines of…

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Blogs get 300 hits per hour: Visual FoxPro can count.

I wanted to get a picture into my blog, which isn’t run by my web site. It actually gets posted to 2 URLs: http://blogs.msdn.com/calvin_hsia or at http://weblogs.asp.net/calvin_hsia   I can view and edit my entry in HTML, so I just added an IMG HTML tag pointing to an image on my web site.   Because…

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