November letter on Visual FoxPro web site

The November 2005 letter contains information about new content online about Visual FoxPro 9.0 and Sedna, VFP added to the MSDN Feedback center, more in-depth information about Microsoft’s roadmap for Visual FoxPro, plus recent content and community news. I’ve been keeping my blog updated recently with more up-to-date news, so the letter contains some key…


VB and VFP, teams and technologies working together

For many years, Microsoft has stated that there probably will never be a new VFP.NET language nor any conversion tools for moving VFP source code directly to .NET. The runtime, language, event model, etc. is all unique in VFP compared to the .NET CLR (common language runtime) and .NET Framework classes. Any conversion tool that…


VB and C# considerations for VFP developers

A few weeks ago, there was a thread on the Universal Thread asking which .NET language VFP developers should select for those interested in learning and using .NET, primarily those VFP developers adding .NET to their programming skill set. I received positive feedback from my UT reply post, so I thought I’d re-post it here…


Microsoft After Dark on Launch 2005 webcast

Microsoft After Dark on Launch 2005 webcast, an educational and entertaining conversation over a blackjack game with some Microsoft executives and MVP/RD influencers. Interesting merger of streaming video and dynamic HTML content. Topics are Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006. From the transcript summary: On the 7th we’ll be broadcasting Steve Ballmer’s keynote on….


Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 now available

The final versions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 are now at manufacturing. MSDN subscribers can download these products via MSDN Subscriptions. Redistributable packages, including the .NET Framework, are also now publicly available. More information and resources online for Visual Basic 2005 and Visual C# 2005. The new XML editor is included in all…


Visual FoxPro added to MSDN Product Feedback Center

Visual FoxPro is now available in the Product/Technology drop down selection list on the MSDN Product Feedback Center. The VFP team will be monitoring bug reports and feature suggestions for Visual FoxPro 9.0, all VFP service pack efforts, and the Sedna project. By submitting suggestions and reporting bugs on Visual FoxPro, you’re providing feedback directly…


Southwest Fox 2005 keynote slides available for download

The complete unedited as-was-presented keynote slide deck on the Visual FoxPro Roadmap and community news from the Southwest Fox 2005 conference is now online, 1.6MB PPT download SouthwestFox2005_Keynote.ppt. Check out the UT conference report for Southwest Fox 2005 by Craig Boyd for details, plus lots of photos in the report’s picture archive. There will be…


Extracting the VFP 9.0 report system XSLT document

When any VFP 9.0 report uses HTML output, the VFP 9.0 report system creates an XML output file and then uses one XSLT document (generic for all report outputs) to convert that XML to HTML. You can actually extract this XSLT file using the code below and store it as an independent file (example creates a…


Scuba-Man speaks at Seattle Code Camp

In late August, I got into scuba diving by getting PADI open water certified just before my first visit to Hawaii (Maui). Last Friday night after work I went to Underwater Sports in Bellevue in a class with 3 others from 6pm-9pm for my advanced certification as well as special nitrox certification (higher mix of…


PDC 2005 video and slide content online

The session content for PDC 2005 is now online (slides and videos of each session). The 250 hours of video is free online for six full months. For more information including how to obtain the content on DVD, refer to Michael Swanson’s Blog post on PDC05 Sessions Online blog post. I spoke at PDC last…