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January 2017

A new build of VFX 17 is available for download!

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 17.00.1311. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.de/files170/VFX17Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

This is new:

  • The form to manage user groups got a new page permissions. At this page you can add names for permissions. The names must be valid VFP property names. At runtime there is the new subobject oRights of goUser. The properties of oRights correspond to the names of the permissions. A permissions can be checked programmatically:

    IF goUser.oRights.myPermission * The permission is granted to the current user.

  • Permissions are assigned to user groups. A user inherits the permissions of all groups in which he is a member.

  • It was reported that commandbuttons are not arranged properly in toolbars. This is fixed.

 

Additionally this build comes with several small fixes and improvements.

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

December 2016

A new build of VFX 17 is available for download!

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 17.00.1222. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.de/files170/VFX17Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

This is new:

  • VFXDataExplorer
    Context menus are localized now. In Browse grids incremental search is supported. The menu entries "Run GenDBC" and "Upsize database to SQL Server" are hidden because they are usable for end-users.

  • All VFX Builders
    The arrangement of labels is improved to give a better layout when a builder is resized.

  • VFX - Update Project
    A checkbox is added to set whether pjHook should be overwritten.

  • Error handling
    Check if the error is already logged in last 5 minutes and skip logging same error multiple times.

  • Themed Buttons
    The PicturePosition is respected now.

  • Excel Tabs
    PageOrder and Forecolor of pages are respected now.

  • StatusBar
    Application status bar: show user, current FoxPro printer and computer name. Form status bar: show record insert and edit information. Shows a different icon for each form mode (show, insert, edit). New status indicators for NUM, CAPS, and INS.

  • Themed Title Bar
    New form property ThemedIcon. It allows to set an icon which will be used when themed title bar is used.

  • PJHook
    After build AfterBuildAppl.prg is called, if it exists. Parameter toPJX holds a reference to the project which is build. Parameter toPJHook holds a reference to the project hook which calls this function. Parameter tnError returns the error number after the project is rebuilt or an .app, .dll, or .exe is created. If nError is 0, no error occurred when the project was rebuilt or the .app, .dll, or.exe was created.
    Before build BeforeBuildAppl.prg is called, if it exists. Parameter toPJX holds a reference to the project which is build. Parameter toPJHook holds a reference to the project hook which calls this function.

  • VFX Forms
    Forms can be maximized without overlapping the open dialog. There are 2 new properties to control this behaviour: nMaximizeRightBesideOpenDialog of goProgram (0 - Use form setting, 1 - Force to .t., 2 - Force to .f.) and a form property – lMaximizeRightBesideOpenDialog which is respected when the property of goProgram is set to 0.
    Optional forms can be resized isometric. 2 new properties to control this behaviour are added: nMaximizeIsometric of goProgram and a form property – lMaximizeIsometric.

  • Native VFP Calendar
    Respects the first day of week setting.

  • Search Dialog
    The field names are sorted alphabetically now.

  • Open Dialog
    The status of the open dialog (open / closed, shown / hidden) is saved per user in Vfxres.

 

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

November 2016

VFX 17.0 is available for download!

http://files.visualextend.de/files170/VFX17Setup.exe

When starting Vfxmnu.app the VFX - Activation Wizard appears. Please register and get a 30 day activation key for free with which you can use all features.

Registered VFX customers with a valid subscription please use the same e-mail address and password which you have used to register for VFX 16. This way you will get an unlimited activation key immediately and you can update to the full version of VFX 17.

Your registration data in our customer database gets updated.

Here key features of VFX 17 since the the last build:

  • Themed Title Bar
    Set in VFX - Form Builder or in VFX - Application Builder.
    Example in VFPizza17

  • Themed Commandbuttons
    Set with this.lUseThemedButton and in VFX - Application Builder.
    Example in VFPizza17

  • Rounded Textboxes
    Set in VFX - Application Builder.
    Example in VFPizza17

  • Statusbar for Forms
    Add with VFX - Form Builders.
    Example in VFPizza17

  • New Layout for Open Dialog
    cFoxAppl.lUseOpenBar = .T.
    Example in VFX17Test

  • Excel-Tabs without color gradient
    Set with VFX - Form Builders.

  • Locked Columsn in Grids
    A column can be locked with a rightclick on the header. Only columns right of the locked column will be scrolled horizontally.

  • Grid with Markers
    Example in VFX17Test, Parent.scx

  • Regulare Expressions
    Example in VFPizza17, Customers.scx

  • Back Space Key
    It is no more possible to move the focus to the previous control.

  • Calculator
    New native VFP calculator.
    Example in VFPizza17, Customers.scx

 

June 2016

A new build of VFX 16 is available for download!

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 16.00.1809. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.de/files160/VFX16Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

This is new:

  • VFX - Application Wizard
    New option: Create directory for project, to add a subfolder for the new project.

  • VFX – Application Builder
    New options: Use native VFP Calendar, instead of OCX calendar. Use native VFP Favorites Screen, instead of OCX dialog. Show thumbnails in report preview can be switched off now.

  • VFX – Menu Designer
    FoxPictureBox.ocx is no more used.

  • VFX - Installation Wizard
    If VFPA 64 bit is installed, the runtime files for the 64 bit version (VFX64.fll, vfpar.dll, vfpat.dll) are copied into the installation folder.

  • VFX – Language Management Builder
    If the abbreviation for a language is missing, a message is shown.

  • Now, all builders are scalable.

  • PJHook.vcx
    In the event BeforeBuild beforebuildappl.prg is executed if this file is available. Here own code can be executed before a project is build.

  • cEmail
    Multiple email recipients are supported now. The list must be separated by semicolon. This also works with VfpExMapi.

  • cPickDate
    New property cMinYear. The default value is 1950.

  • Config.fpw
    Now this file is located in the folder Include below of the project.

  • Config.vfx und VfxPath.dbf
    If these files are not found in the folder of the exe file, they are searched in the folder ProgramData.

  • Scan
    Now scans with multiple pages are supported.

  • cFoxAppl
    New property lAllowSearch. If the value of this property is set to .F. the filter function is not available for the user. This affects the menu entry, the toolbar button, and the button in the ribbon bar.

  • cPickDate
    The property value is now also available for the container and can be used instead of the property value of the textbox. The value is processed to the textbox with access andd assign methods.

  • Context menu for childgrids
    Clipboard functions, functions for child records.

 

Additionally this build comes with several small fixes and improvements.

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

March 2016

A new build of VFX 16 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 16.00.1516. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.de/files160/VFX16Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

This is new:

  1. VFP Advanced
    Support of VFP Advanced, also in the 64 bit version.
  2. VfxCountry
    Form country management in IDE ad exe files.
    Pickfield VfxCtrl.cCountryPickField for country selection.
  3. VFX – Update Project
    New option: Update VfxCountry. Until now VfxCountry.dbf was overwritten in any case.
  4. Native VFP calendar
    Automatically used under VFP 64 bit, optinal used under VFP 32 bit when cFoxAppl.lUseNativeVfpCalendar = .T.
  5. Native VFP favorites dialog
    Automatically used under VFP 64 bit, optinal used under VFP 32 bit when cFoxAppl.lUseNativeVfpFavourites = .T.
  6. VFX – Installation Wizard
    New options:
  • Barcode Library
  • Libhpdf.dll
  • PDFOutput.app
  • System.app
  • VfxDataExplorer.app
    64 bit apps are supported by copying the files VFX64.fll, vfpar.dll and vfpat.dll into the installation folder.
  1. Project Hook
    Enhancemments were done for the compilation of projects under VFP 64 bit. In the BeforeBuild event the file beforebuildappl.prg can be executed.
  2. cTextbox
    With the backspace key it is no more possible to skip to the previous control.
  3. Desktop pictures are centered now.
  4. In IDE the free VFX tables are searched in the folder wich is specified in the first active record in Config.vfx. If this files does not exist the tables are searched in the folder which is specified in cFoxAppl.cVFXdir.
  5. Additionally this build comes with several small fixes and improvements.
  6. The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

December 2015

VFX 16.0 is available for download!

http://files.visualextend.com/files160/VFX16Setup.exe

When starting Vfxmnu.app the VFX - Activation Wizard appears. Please register and get a 30 day activation key for free with which you can use all features.

Registered VFX customers with a valid subscription please use the same e-mail address and password which you have used to register for VFX 15. This way you will get an unlimited activation key immediately and you can update to the full version of VFX 16.

Your registration data in our customer database gets updated.

Here key features of VFX 16 since the the last build:

  1. VFX - Builder
    All VFX builders are scalabe now.
  2. VFX - Pick Builder
    For the pick list dialog the fields can be selected in a mover dialog. Field widths and captions are suggested automatically.
  3. Report templates
    In order to save report templates a user must have the right goUser.mRepPermit = 1 or goUser.UserLevel = 1.
  4. CheckSMB()
    This new function checks whether the Windows SMB settings may cause corrupted data.
  5. DelDirectory()
    Ths function now also deletes subfolders recursive.
  6. VfxEmailDetails
    A new parameter for this dialog allows to pass subject and text.
  7. VfxToolsBase.vcx
    This new class library is inherited 1:1 from Vfxtools.vcx.
  8. VFX – Cursoradapter Wizard
    This wizard now shows protected keywords. Property values are optimized for a selectable database. Foreign key fields are always added to the property ReplaceWhenNULL.
  9. cPickDate
    The container now has the new property Value. When changing the language at runtime hotkeys are localized now.
  10. LibHPDF
    When creating PDF files there are no more conflicts with installed products from Amyuni or Adobe.
  11. VFX – Document Container
    A full text search is possible when lAllowSearchInDocContent = .T.
    Supported document types:
  • DOC and DOCX (Word)
  • TXT
  • MSG (e-mail)
  • RTF
  • Outlook tasks, contacts, e-mails
  1. Excel Tabs
    When enabling Excel tabs the VFX – Application Builder suggests default colors.
  2. Reporting Fixes
    The recent sources of the repoting apps from Codeplex are integrated in VFX.
  3. XLSX
    XLSX files can be created without Excel installation when cFoxAppl.lCreateXLXSdirectly = .T.
  4. Data-Explorer
    The recent version of the Data-Explorer can be provided to power-users and administrators.
  5. QR-Codes
    The new function QRBarcodeImage allows to generate and print QR codes.

 

July 2015

A new build of VFX 15 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 15.00.3203. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files150/VFX15Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

  • VFX – Installation Wizard
    Copy foxtools.fll if it is included in the pjx.
  • VFX – Cursor Adapter Wizard
    Show which table and field names are reserved words.
  • VFX - Data Explorer
    The VFP Data Explorer can now be executed from end-users. Of course, it runs with runtime localization. This way power-users can see the content of tables, especially also for SQL Server databases, even if the SQL Server Management Studio is not installed.
    The Data Explorer can be started from the tools menu. If the file VfxDataExplorer.app is missing, it gets downloaded automatically.
  • Excel XML Export
    In the VFX – Application Builder set “Create XLSX Files without installed Excel” which sets goprogam.lcreatexlsxdiectly to .T. If data should be exported to Excel the xlsx file is created directly from the VFX app without the need of installed Excel. This is especially useful if the VFX app is running on a terminal server.
  • cPickDate
    A new property “Value” is added which gets and sets the date. Hot Keys are now runtime localized.
  • Report templates
    Allow "Create report template" for gouser.mRepPermit = 1 additionally to UserLevel=1.
  • CheckSMB()
    New function CheckSMB() which checks if SMB CACHING are OFF. Returns .T. if OFF.
  • DelDirectory()
    This function is recursive. Deletes all subdirectories as well.
  • VfxEmailDetails
    A separate parameter for email text is added.
  • onCopyChild
    pgfChildPageFrame is not an object is fixed.
  • onCopy
    Doubled child records when no Autoinc field is used is fixed. Char and GUID fields are supported now for primary indexes.
  • cEmail
    Use MAPI optionally to support more e-mail programs.

 

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

March 2015

A new build of VFX 15 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 15.00.2714. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files150/VFX15Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

  • Report-Engine
    The preview of reports on high-resolution displays is improved. The layout of some dialogs for the preview and for the command MODIFY REPORT is improved. Some SET TALK output is no more shown on the screen.
  • VFX – Upsizing Wizard
    Again the behavior of the upsizing wizard is improved. When using JimExport a progress bar is displayed.
    Now, data an be upsized in Unicode format. The destination data type in the SQL Server database is the type nVarChar. Every record of a VFP source table can be stored with a different FontCharset. For every table a field can be specified, that contains the FontCharset for that particular record.

 

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

December 2014

A new build of VFX 15 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 15.00.2401. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files150/VFX15Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

  • When using the ribbon bar with the style of Office 2013 there is a new color scheme black.
  • The VFX 15 menu is revised.
  • The country list for the activation wizard is updated.

 

This build also includes several small fixes and improvements.

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

November 2014

A new build of VFX 15 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 15.00.2313. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files150/VFX15Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

  • Highlight of the new build are OneToManyToMany forms. For this VFX includes a new form class and a new form builder. Generic 1:n:m reports are also implemented. There are examples in VFPizza. The form customerorders.scx is based on tables and shows a relation between customers, orders, and orderdetails. The form customerordersca.scx implements the same functionality but is based on cursoradapters.
  • The VFX - Installation Wizard does not copy the file gdiplus.dll any more. This avoids incompabilities between different versions of Windows.
  • If there are more than one controls with the same controlsource on a form they are no more deleted by the form builders.
  • Cursoradapters have the new property cexcludeforupdateconflicts. Thus property can hold a list of field name which are excluded when checking for update conflicts. For example this is useful when fields are UPDTED programmatically, for example timer controlled.

 

This build also includes several small fixes and improvements.

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

July 2014

A new build of VFX 15 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 15.00.1916. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files150/VFX15Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

Here key features of VFX 15 since the the last build:

  • Data access
    ReservedWordsList is now also considered for all VFX tables by the function OpenTables.
  • Modern UI
    New class cLabelModernUIPageCaption to show headers of pages.
  • Builders
    All builders do not set values for properties that have the same value as in the parent class. As a result most properties of forms and controls stay at the default value.
  • VFX – Parent-Child Builder
    The generated code is wrapped into several rows to make it better readable.
  • VFX – Upsizing Wizard
    By default the newest SQL Server driver is suggested.
    New names for constraints: prefix, table name und tag name. This wizard can not be closed with the ESC key any more.
    Fields of the type character can be migrated to the types nvarchar or nchar now.
    No more errors when running BULK INSERT.
    Constraints for foreign keys are no more generated if RI rules are set to ignore.
  • VFX – Cursoradapter Wizard
    BFor VFX tables cursoradapter classes can be generated even if the tables are free tables.
    Updatable key fields are supported now.
    Key fields are not added to InsertCmdRefreshKeyFieldList if default values are assigned.
  • Application object - Appl.vcx – cfoxappl
    New property lDoNotUseDBi = .T. removes the option for ribbon bar 2003 at runtime.
  • VFX – Manage Config.vfx
    The file Config.vfx can be read and written unencrypted now.
  • VFX –Dataenvironment Builder
    As name for cursoradapters now the class name is used.
  • Creation of PDF files using libhpdf.dll
    More fonts are supported becuase the needed codepage is set programmatically.

 

This build also includes several small fixes and improvements.

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

March 2014

A new build of VFX 15 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 15.00.1511. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files150/VFX15Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

Here key features of VFX 15 since the the last build:

  • Data access
    Reserved keywords are automatically handled by the cursoradapter class for different types of target databases.
    Key fields are better supported for different field types. By the database generated character key fields are now fetched from the server.
    Cursoradapters have a new property corderbyclause which can contain an order condition. This property can be set indepenent of SelectCmd.
    The property corderbyclause can be filled in the VFX – Cursoradapter Wizard as well as in the VFX – Dataenvironment Builder.
  • Report preview changes
    Improved display of multiple pages.
    Enable multi-page view even for high zoom levels.
    Always show whole page after changing the canvas count.
  • Modern UI
    Keyboard support for hotkeys as in normal messageboxes.
  • VFX - Upsizing Wizard
    Foreign keys are not generated if all referential integrity rules are set to ignore.
    In SQL Server databases primary key constraints are checked before trying to overwrite them.
  • FoxInCloud changes
    All VFX forms are started with a dummy parameter .F. now. (DO FORM WITH .F.)
    IIF() is no more used in Messagebox calls.
    ADDITIVE clause added to Set procedure, set path, set library, and set classlib.
    Use try/catch instead of on error at some places.
  • Fixes
    Fixed issue with network printers (where name starts with \\).
    cExport: Save exported Excel documents in newer version format to avoid string length restrictions.
    VFX - Silverlight Wizard: COM GUID is no more changed if a COM server is new generated.
    cGridMoverBase: Fix error on cmdAddAll.Click() in case type of cControlFieldName is numeric.
    cOneToManyBaseVfxBase.onCopyChildData() - Fix issue when GUID is used as primary key.

 

This build also includes several small fixes and improvements.

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

Dezember 2013

VFX 15.00.1213 is available for update.

Registered customers with a valid subscription should use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 15.00.1213. There is no new trial version.

The "Christmas Edition" of VFX comes with several improvements. Beside several fixes increasing the overall stability of applications developed with VFX, the new user interface in the style of Windows 8 Store apps is improved.

End-users can switch an exsting VFX application to the new user interface by changing a setting in the customization dialog. All needed changes in the usage, desktop, and forms are done dynamically at runtime without any code changes. In the new build of VFX messageboxes are harmonix integrated into the new user interface and users can't see the differnce to messageboxes in real Windows 8 Store apps.

Touch-scrolling in grids is improved significantly. When a touch.screen is present users can scroll in grids in the same way as they are used to with Windows 8 Store apps or smartphone apps. Even without touch-screen the new functionality can be used because it is also possible to scroll through a grid with a mouse move while the mouse button is pressed. The usage was improved by using Windows events instead of VFP events for mouse functions. So there are no conflicts to the VFP behavior of mouse functions.

Ths new build contains some fixes and improvements. There are no new builders included.

 

November 2013

VFX 15.0 is available for download.

http://files.visualextend.de/files150/VFX15Setup.exe

When starting Vfxmnu.app the VFX - Activation Wizard appears. Please register and get a 30 day activation key for free with which you can use all features.

Registered VFX customers with a valid subscription please use the same e-mail address and password which you have used to register for VFX 14. This way you will get an unlimited activation key immediately and you can update to the full version of VFX 15.

Your registration data in our customer database gets updated.

Here key features of VFX 15 since the the last build:

  • Modern UI
    VFX 14 already includes the user interface in the style of Windows 8 Store apps. In VFX 15 the layout and usage are improved again. Touch-scrolling in grid runs smoother now. The open dialog looks similar to the Windows 8 desktop. Modal forms are also displayed i the style of Windows 8 now. Existing VFX apps caan be switched to the new user interface easily by changing the value of just one property.
  • Ribbon Bar
    The ribbon bar can be displayed in the style of Office 2013 now. The settng can be done by the developer for the app. However, it is also possible to let the user decide with which user interface he wants to work.
  • The ribbon bar noe supports large icons. In the table Vfxfopen set the value in the field largeicon to .T. VFPizza15 shows examples.
  • In previous versions it was possible tht forms were opened behind of the ribbon bar. This is fixed now.
  • The display of the ribbon bar is improved. There is no more flickering when changng pages.
  • VFX - Silverlight Wizard
    The setting active in the file Config.vfx is respected now by the wizard as welll as in Silverswitch apps.
  • Report Preview
    There is a new search function in the toolbar for report preview. Matches are surrounded with a red rectangle.
  • Hyperlinks are active the previeww now. A click opens the website directly from the report preview.
  • A setting in the toolbar allows to show miniatures of all pages of the report. This makes it easy for the user to scroll though long reports.

 

September 2013

A new build of VFX 14 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 14.00.2105. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files140/VFX14Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

  • The preview of reports noww has a search function when working with reportbehavior 90.
  • The display of the ribbon bar is improved. There is no more flickering when changing pages.
  • The ribbon bar now supports large icons. In Vfxfopen set largeicon to .T. to seee it work. There are examples in VFPizza14.
  • In previous versions in some cases forms appeared behind the ribbon bar. This is fixed now.
  • This buils also includes several small fixes and improvements.

 

The next build will have more new fetures. It will be released in November.

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

March 2013

A new build of VFX 14 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 14.00.1506. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files140/VFX14Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

Highlight of the new build is the ribbon in the style of Office 2013. The new ribbon bar can be set up in the VFX - Application Builder, or at runtime of the application in the options dialog.

The VFX - Silverlight Wizard now considers the setting active in Config.vfx.

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

December 2012

A new build of VFX 14 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu. Registered customers will update to build VFX 14.00.1223. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files140/VFX14Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

The layout of the new "Modern UI" user interface is improved, especially the lookout of the open-dialog and the handling of modal forms are better now.

The VFX - Silverlight Wizard now considers the setting active in Config.vfx.

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

November 2012

VFX 14.0 is available for download!

http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe

The website will be updated for VFX 14 soon. You can change 13 to 14 in all links for VFX 13 to get the according files for VFX 14.

When starting Vfxmnu.app the VFX - Activation Wizard appears. Please register and get a 30 day activation key for free with which you can use all features.

Registered VFX customers with a valid subscription please use the same e-mail address and password which you have used to register for VFX 13. This way you will get an unlimited activation key immediately and you can update to the full version of VFX 14.

Your registration data in our customer database gets updated.

Here key features of VFX 14 since the release of VFX 13:

  • New user interface in the style of WIndows 8 Modern UI apps Set cfoxappl.nmenuandtoolbarstyle = 4 to switch to the new style. If customization is enabled in your project every user can set this style in the customization dialog.
  • Declaration of variables
    In all source code of VFX missing variable declarations are added as LOCAL. Until now some missing declarations caused side effects or errors in some applications.
  • The active desktop supports runtime localization now.
  • VFX - Form Builders
    Parameters controls can be placed on any page of a pageframe. Additionally, the option to place parameter controls at the upper part of forms is still available.
  • Tabs of pageframes in the style of Excel Tabs of pageframes can be set up in the style of Excel. In the VFX - Form Builders can be set up whether the new tabs should be used. A global setting can be made in the VFX - Application Builder.
  • VFX - InfoBar Builder
    There is a new builder for the class cInfoBar. This class allows to show information about the current shown record, i. e. date of the last change or name of the user who did the last change.
  • VFX - DataEnvironment Builder
    Enhanced settings for security rights.
  • VFX - Form Builder
    The properties for favorites can be set up with default values.
  • VFX - Builder
    In all builders selections in comboboxes can be cleared by pressing delete.
  • VfxBusinessLogic.vcx
    New class library for business logic. When migrating to Silverswitch this class library gets copies to the COM server for Silverswitch. So the classes are available in Silverswitch applications, too.
  • For an application not needed files can now be excluded from a project. This will not result in runtime errors. Examples: VfxOffce.vcx, VfxToolbox.vcx.
  • New form properties for making a form readonly or insertonly.
  • Now, it is possible to send e-mails from the user list.
  • Enhanced lookout when using a color depth of 256 colors.
  • New VFX - CDataForm Builder.
  • The wizard VFX - Manage Config.vfx can now open and edit Config.vfx files in any folder. This makes it easy to modify Config.vfx in the folder of a Silverswitch COM Server project or of a customer installation.
  • VFX - Upsizing Wizard
    The field type Date of SQL Server 2008 is supported. Index files in SQL Server databases are no more double created. This could happen when there were several index keys for a DBC table which differed only by VFP functions like LEFT, SUBSTR. Support of upsizing data with multiple codepages.
  • VFX - Dataenvironment Builder
    When using a cursoradapter the indexes of the base table are displayed. This makes it easier to create indexes for the CA.
  • Update conflicts.
    The handling of update conflicts is enhanced again.
  • About dialog
    The print output of the license agreement can be print to a selectable printer now.
  • Closing temporary index files
    If a table was used in multiple open forms and there was a temporary index file for that table, closing a form could have saved other forms unexpected. This problem, which existed since VFX 3, is fixed.
  • VFX - Form Builder
    When creating new forms a dialog appears when saving, allowing to edit all fields for an entry in the table Vfxfopen.
  • Background picture
    The property cfoxappl.lshowbackgroundpicture keys up whether the application should display a background picture.
  • New builder for VFX editboxes.
  • New builder for VFX checkboxes.
  • Report preview
    New print preview which allows end-users to set up several print settings.
  • In the user management there is a new status "not active".
  • In the dialog manage config.vfx there is a new option "active" for every client database.
  • Sending e-mails to Outlook is now done by a DLL from Craig Boyd. There are no more security warnings from Outlook. The new DLL comes with Vfxinternfiles.dbf. No installation or registration is needed at the customer side.
  • The integrated report applications are updated to the newest sources from Codeplex. There are several improvements in the report outputs.
  • Parent/Child behavior: In child forms the recordpointer in the parent form is only moved, when the child form is in view mode.
  • In forms, based on one of the treeview form classes, an own report can be printed which shows the structure of the treeview.
  • When running VFX - Update Project the generation of a zip archive can be switched off.
  • The control to enter phone numbers allows to enter +.
  • New class cHyper to use hyperlinks in grid columns.
  • Support of Amyuni to create PDF files. If Amyuni is installed it is used automatically without any setting.
  • The MAPI ActiveX control does not change the path of VFX applications any more.
  • The client database update now also works for the table Vfxsys.dbf if it is included in a DBC.
  • The export from a grid to Excel now works if there are calculated columns in the grid.
  • If a menu pad is assigned to a form and the ribbon bar is used, the page in the ribbon bar with the menu entries appears at the expected position.
  • If there is no help file available there is no help entry in the menu.
  • If an application runs without runtime localization the customization dialog does not offer ribbon bar optione any more.
  • Better support of MySQL databases.
  • Improved handling of runtime errors.
  • In VFX dialogs the borderstyle can be changed to 3 and the resizer will be instantiated and work as expected.

 

October 2012

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.3330. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

  • Highlight of the new build is the VFX - Upsizing Wizard which now supports upsizing of data with multiple codepages.
  • If a menu pad is assigned to a form and the ribbon bar is used, the page in the ribbon bar with the menu entries appears at the expected position.
  • If there is no help file available there is no help entry in the menu.
  • If an application runs without runtime localization the customization dialog does not offer ribbon bar optione any more.
  • Better support of MySQL databases.
  • Improved handling of runtime errors.
  • In VFX dialogs the borderstyle can be changed to 3 and the resizer will be instantiated and work as expected.

 

And there are several improvements in builders, document container, behavior of conetomanypageframe forms and parent/vhild behavior.

The demo applications are updated to the new build.

May 2012

Silverswitch 01.00.1727 available

A new build of Silverswitch is available for download. All developers with a valid subscription for VFX/Silverswitch can get it in VFX via the menu item Update, Get Silverswitch.

In case an older build of Silverswitch is installed it must be deinstalled by the Extension Manager before you can install the new build.

The new build of Silverswitch comes with a MSI installer.

Required for the installation is Visual Web Developer 2010 Express or any version of Visual Studio 2010. Additionally, the Silverlight 4 Tools and the Silverlight 4 Toolkit must be installed.

Here the highlights of the new build:

  • Pickfields now respect the setting of the property WorkAliasRecordsLimit of the application object. This improves the performance.
  • Now, files can be dragged in the Windows-Explorer and dropped onto the document container. Drag&drop now also works for uploading images.
  • The builders for forms and grids are improved.

 

May 2012

VFX 13.00.2928 available

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.2928. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

  • The MAPI ActiveX control does not change the path of VFX applications any more.
  • The creation of an archive file from the menu in VFX applications can be aborted with the esc key now.
  • In the demo application VFPizza13 there now is a sample form for the class cpickdialogpara.
  • The client database update now also works for the table Vfxsys.dbf if it is included in a DBC.
  • The client database update now laso works if cfoxappl.lKeepLoggedUsers is set to .T.
  • The document container shows the status of Outlook elements correct now.
  • The export from a grid to Excel now works if there are calculated columns in the grid.

 

April 2012

VFX 13.00.2612 available

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.2612. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

  • With this build several reported issues are fixed.
  • When working iwth the ribbin bar in some cases it seemed that keys are hanging. This should not happen any more.
  • When working with Excel tabs the color display is improved.
  • When working with controls, based on one of the pickalternate classes, the value could not be cleared by the user.
  • The primary key field from the FoxCode table is removed. This change is submitted to existing customer databases when updating the client database structure.
  • When working with speedbar and required fields, the focus was not always set to the first empty required field.
  • Parent/Child behavior: In child forms the recordpointer in the parent form is only moved, when the child form is in view mode.
  • If there are any temporary index files, the recordpointer was moved unexpected in some cases.
  • In forms, based on one of the treeview form classes, an own report can be printed which shows the structure of the treeview.
  • The VFX - Upsizing Wizard does not generate doubled index files in SQL Server databses any more. This could happen when there were several index keys for a DBC table which differed only by VFP functions like LEFT, SUBSTR.
  • When running VFX - Update Project the generation of a zip archive can be switched off now.
  • The control to enter phone numbers allows to enter + now.
  • New class cHyper to use hyperlinks in grid columns.
  • Support of Amyuni to create PDF files. If Amyuni is installed it is used automatically without any setting.

 

January 2012

VFX 13.00.2608 available

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.2609. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

Beside several small things there are two important news.

  • Sending e-mails to Outlook is now done by a DLL from Craig Boyd. There are no more security warnings from Outlook. The new DLL comes with Vfxinternfiles.dbf. No installation or registration is needed at the customer side.
  • The integrated report applications are updated to the newest sources from Codeplex. There are several improvements in the report outputs.

 

December 2011

Silverswitch 01.00.1222 available

A new build of Silverswitch is available for download for all developers with a valid subscription for VFX/Silverswitch. Get it in VFX from the menu entry Update, Get Silverswitch.

In case an older build of Silverswitch is installed it must be deinstalled by the Windows control panel before the new build can be installed.

The new build of Silverswitch comes with a MSI installer.

Required for the installation is Visual Web Developer 2010 Express or any version of Visual Studio 2010. Additionally, the Silverlight 4 Tools and the Silverlight 4 Toolkit must be installed.

Here the highlights of the new build:

  • Enhanced functionality of the form builder.
  • Easier start of all Silverswitch builders via the start page.
  • Improved handling of runtime errors in the development environment as well as for end-users.
  • When migrating containers the border is migrated too.
  • Deactivated forms now come with a lighter title bar. So for end-users it is easier to see which form is the active form.
  • In some cases the toolbar did not become visible after starting an application. This is fixed now.
  • In the user management there is a new status "not active".
  • The new status "active" in config.vfx is considered.

 

December 2011

VFX 13.00.2423 available

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.2424. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

  • Highlight of the new build is the new "SDI" user interface. To use the SDI user interface the value of the property cfoxappl.lusetabexplorer must be set to .T. In this case it is recommended to switch on both scrollbars of all forms.
  • In the user management there is a new status "not active".
  • In the dialog manage config.vfx there is a new option "active" for every client database.

 

Today also a new build of Silverswitch is released.

November 2011

Silverswitch 01.00.1107 available

A new build of Silverswitch is available for download for all developers with a valid subscription for VFX/Silverswitch. Get it in VFX from the menu entry Update, Get Silverswitch.

In case an older build of Silverswitch is installed it must be deinstalled by the Windows control panel before the new build can be installed.

The new build of Silverswitch comes with a MSI installer.

Required for the installation is Visual Web Developer 2010 Express or any version of Visual Studio 2010. Additionally, the Silverlight 4 Tools and the Silverlight 4 Toolkit must be installed.

Here the highlights of the new build:

  • The layout of forms generated by the VFX - Silverlight Wizard is improved.
  • The name of the application is now also migrated to the start page Default.htm. So when loading the application the name is already visible in the caption of the browser. Additionally, the application is shown on the splash screen.
  • When migrating VFP projects (so non VFX projects) the functionality of 1:n forms is migrated.
  • Texts in onmore dialogs are now also migrated with runtime localization is used.
  • In generated XAML forms all available properties are migrated commented, if their value is the default value. So it is easy to see which properties are available and what id the default value.

 

November 2011

VFX 13.00.2307 available

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.2308. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

  • Highlight of the new build is a new print preview which allows end-users to set up several print settings.
  • Additionally, all issues reported since the last build are fixed.

 

Today also a new build of Silverswitch is released.

November 2011

Presentations of VFX 13.0 at the
18. VFP-DevCon 2011, Frankfurt, Germany

 

At the 18. German Visual FoxPro Developer conference 2011 http://devcon.dfpug.de in Frankfurt/Main the updated version 13.0 of Visual Extend is presented in different vendor sessions by Uwe Habermann and Venelina Jordanova in German and English. There will be two dozen additional sessions about Silverlight for Visual FoxPro developers, partially held in English.

Additionaly we have a VFX user meeting at Friday night of the conference with a lot of additional topics. All slides and session notes can be found in the free Visual Extend directory http://portal.dfpug.de/dfpug/Dokumente/VisualExtend/ of the dFPUG document portal.

October 2011

Silverswitch 01.00.1014 available

A new build of Silverswitch is available for download for all developers with a valid subscription for VFX/Silverswitch. Get it in VFX from the menu entry Update, Get Silverswitch.

In case an older build of Silverswitch is installed it must be deinstalled by the Extension Manager before the new build can be installed.

The new build of Silverswitch comes with a MSI installer and not with a VSIX installer as it was before.

The new MSI installer comes with better dialogs, a readme, and options to install the developer manual and the technical reference. If needed Silverswitch can be deinstalled by the control panel. While Silverswitch is being installed the Silverswitch start page is set as default start page in Visual Studio.

Required for the installation is Visual Web Developer 2010 Express or any version of Visual Studio 2010. Additionally, the Silverlight 4 Tools and the Silverlight 4 Toolkit must be installed.

The new build of Silverswitch comes with many improvements when migrating existing VFX projects to Silverswitch.

October 2011

VFX 13.00.2214 available

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.2215. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

Here the highlights of the new build:

  • VFX - Form Builder
    When creating new forms a dialog appears when saving, allowing to edit all fields for an entry in the table Vfxfopen.
  • Background picture
    The property cfoxappl.lshowbackgroundpicture keys up whether the application should display a background picture.
  • New builder for VFX editboxes.
  • New builder for VFX checkboxes.
  • Additionally, all issues reported since the last build are fixed.

 

Today also a new build of Silverswitch is released.

October 2011

Free VFX post conference workshop at SWFox DevCon

If you are a FoxRockX or Visual Extend subscriber or a registered attendee of the SWFox DevCon, you can attend our updated roadshow event as a SWFox Post-DevCon workshop, on Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th October 2011 free of charge! Just bring your copy of this issue of FoxrockX or your SWFox attendee badge for a full workshop day. The workshop will be loaded with state-of-the-art sessions about how to move your Visual FoxPro applications forward! At www.swfox.net/workshops.aspx you find the complete agenda of the event.

September 2011

Silverswitch 01.00.0921 available

A new build of Silverswitch is available for download for all developers with a valid subscription for VFX/Silverswitch. Get it in VFX from the menu entry Update, Get Silverswitch.

In case an older build of Silverswitch is installed it must be deinstalled by the Extension Manager before the new build can be installed.

Required for the installation is Visual Web Developer 2010 Express or any version of Visual Studio 2010. Additionally, the Silverlight 4 Tools and the Silverlight 4 Toolkit must be installed.

For the migration of VFX/VFP projects to this new build of Silverswitch the VFX - Silverlight Wizard of the VFX build of today must be used.

Beside the property names of Silverswitch now the well known VFP property names can be used. Example:

IsVisible and visible can be used in the same way.

HIghlight of the new build are the new Silverswitch - DataGrid Builder andthe new Silverswitch - Form Builder. This allows the development of Silverswitch projects with Visual Studio with the support of powerful builders as we know them from VFX for VFP.

September 2011

VFX 13.00.2122 available

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.2123. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

Here the highlights of the new build:

  • VFX - Upsizing Wizard
    The field type Date of SQL Server 2008 is supported now.
  • VFX - Dataenvironment Builder
    When using a cursoradapter the indexes of the base table are displayed now. This makes it easier to create indexes for the CA.
  • Update conflicts.
    The handling of update conflicts is enhanced again.
  • About dialog
    The print output of the license agreement can be print to a selectable printer now.
  • Closing temporary index files
    If a table was used in multiple open forms and there was a temporary index file for that table, closing a form could have saved other forms unexpected. This problem, which existed since VFX 3, is fixed now.
  • Additionally, all issues reported since the last build are fixed.

 

A new build of Silverswitch is also available now.

August 2011

Silverswitch 01.00.0824 available

A new build of Silverswitch is available for download. All developers with a valid subscription for VFX/Silverswitch can get it in VFX via the menu item Update, Get Silverswitch.

In case an older build of Silverswitch is installed it must be deinstalled by the Extension Manager before you can install the new build.

A requirement for the installation is Visual Web Developer 2010 Express or any version of Visual Studio 2010. Additionally, the Silverlight 4 Tools and the Silverlight 4 Toolkit as well as WCF RIA Serices 1 SP1 must be installed.

For the migration of VFX/VFP projects to this new build of Silverswitch, you must use the VFX - Silverlight Wizard of the VFX build of today.

  • In grids also columns which contain a checkbox can now be migrated.
  • The migration of treeview forms has been enhanced. If a VFX form is migrated to Silverswitch and an expression is used for treeview entries, a warning is shown in the migration protocol.
  • The migration logs now contain more useful information.
  • For printouts you can display a preview.
  • This build of Silverswitch contains the first Silverswitch Builder. With this builder the properties of Silverswitch pickfields can be keyed up. To use this builder an XAML form must be open in Visual Studio and a pickfield must be marked. The Silverswitch - Pickfield Builder can be started from the start page.
  • Apart from this, several small issues have been fixed.

 

August 2011

VFX 13.00.2024 available

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.2025. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files. Here the highlights of the new build:

  • The wizard VFX - Manage Config.vfx can now open and edit Config.vfx files in any folder. This makes it easy to modify Config.vfx in the folder of a Silverswitch COM Server project or of a customer installation.
  • After sending a runtime error report a confirmation message is shown.
  • Additionally, all issues reported since the last build are fixed.

 

July 2011

Silverswitch 01.00.0713 available

A new build of Silverswitch is available for download for all developers with a valid subscription for VFX/Silverswitch. Get it in VFX from the menu entry Update, Get Silverswitch.

In case an older build of Silverswitch is installed it must be deinstalled by the Extension Manager before the new build can be installed.

Required for the installation is Visual Web Developer 2010 Express or any version of Visual Studio 2010. Additionally, the Silverlight 4 Tools and the Silverlight 4 Toolkit as well as WCF RIA Serices 1 SP1 must be installed.

A new created Silverswitch solution is the frame for a new application, similar to a new created VFX project. The VFX - Silverlight Wizard must be executed on an existing VFX project or any VFP project for migrate to the Silverswitch solution. The VFX - Silverlight Wizard creates and registers a VFP COM server which contains the data access to VFP databases and business logic.

For the migration of VFX/VFP projects to this new build of Silverswitch the VFX - Silverlight Wizard of the VFX build of today must be used.

With this new build new Silverswitch projects can be build and executed without errors.

What is new:

  • The template solution is optimized and contains just 14 projects now.
  • Themes are stored per user now and get restored after authentication.
  • Timestamp controls are supported by the migration.
  • The controls for Skype, Hyperlink and E-Mail are enhanced.
  • Better error handling in GUINEU code.
  • In case there is no database available a message is shown.
  • Another message is shown when the connection to the server is interrupted. If the connection is restored the work can be continued without errors.
  • Migration of document containers.
  • Migration of the class library VfxBusinessLogic.vcx to the COM server project.
  • The open dialog and the toolbar can be hidden by settings of the application object.
  • Optimizations in the generation of DataGrid reports.
  • Preview of all Silverlight printouts with option to switch pages, zoom with different levels and icons for each page.
  • Similar to VFP the text content of messageboxes can be copied to the clipboard by pressing ctrl+c.
  • If a parameter control is left by pressing the enter key the data are fetched immediately. So it is no more needed to click on the requery button in the toolbar.
  • New form property InsertOnly. If the value of this property is set to true, the form can be used to add a new record only., So a typical data entry form for Internet applications can be done easily. The value of this property is migrated from VFX applications.
  • New form property ReadOnly. If the value of this property is set to true, data shown in the form are readonly., So a typical form for presenting data for Internet applications can be done easily. The value of this property is migrated from VFX applications.
  • Maintenance timer similar to VFX.
  • Log of user logins.

 

July 2011

VFX 13.00.1912 available

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download.

Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.1913. Here comes the web setup for the trial version:

http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe

Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files.

Here the highlights of the new build:

  • This build contains the new VFX - CDatForm Builder.
  • The VFX - Silverlight Wizard is enhanced significantly. This build of VFX 13 must be used for the migration of projects the the Silverswitch build of today.
  • As usual the new build contains some small fixes.

 

Right now, also a new build of Silverswitch is available.

May 2011

Annual VFX User Conference 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany

We want to invite you to our annual VFX user meeting in Frankfurt at 21st of May 2011. The event is charged as a non-profit event. The low attendance fee of EUR 139,- plus VAT includes 2 coffee breaks, soft drinks and lunch buffet. We have lots of interesting topics prepared for you:

  • What's new in VFX 13 since the German VFP DevCon in November 2010?
  • Short introduction to Silverlight
  • Short introduction to the final version of VFX for Silverlight
  • Programming FoxPro under .NET with GUINEU
  • Wishlist VFX for Visual FoxPro
  • Wishlist VFX for Silverlight

 

Please register via eMail to bestellungen@dfpug.de or use our online registration form at the dFPUG-Homepage.

May 2011

VFX13-Silverlight-Workshop in Frankfurt, Germany

On 19th and 20th of June 2011 we offer a two day workshop for the new version Visual Extend 13.0 for Silverlight showing all changes in the new version for Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2 and Silverlight 4.0. This workshop is open for all users of any version of Visual Extend and will show you how to build a Silverlight application with the current version of VFX.

  • Preparation of VFX for VFP applications for migration to VFX for Silverlight
  • Migration of a VFX sample application
  • Hot to access back end data in a Silverlight application
  • How to implement front end business logic with GUINEU
  • How to call a VFP COM Server
  • Properties of the application object
  • Properties of forms
  • Programming with C#
  • How to run a Silverlight application at the Desktop
  • How to change Silverlight forms in Visual Studio
  • How to publish your application on an Internet Server

 

The workshop takes place at 19th and 20th of June 2011 in Frankfurt/Main. The attendance fee of EUR 699,- plus VAT includes 2 coffee breaks, soft drinks and lunch buffet.

Please register via eMail to bestellungen@dfpug.de or use our online registration form at the dFPUG-Homepage.

May 2011

Visual Extend at the
Visual FoxPro Silverlight Roadshow 2011

 

The Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 and Silverlight Roadshow 2011 takes place in 4 cities. The product manager of Visual Extend, Uwe Habermann, presents how to migrate VFP applications to Silverlight with VFX for Silverlight final release. The information can mostly be used for Non-VFX-applications as well. Here the list of topics presented during the one day events:

  • Introduction to Silverlight and the dFPUG - Silverlight Wizard
  • Using VFP databases and VFP Code in Silverlight applications
  • Advantages of Frameworks, example VFX
  • Migration of VFX applications with the VFX - Silverlight Wizard
  • Using VFP Code in VFX for Silverlight applications

 

Select a city near to you: Frankfurt/Main 9th May, Stuttgart 11th May, Munich 14th May, Hannover 16th May 2011. For details and to register please visit http://roadshow.dfpug.de.

April 2011

MSDN Video tutorials about Silverlight migration

Video tutorials in German language about the migration to Silverlight were prepared and will be published at www.MSDN-Solve.de soon. More details will follow and this news entry will be updated with the final links as soon as they are available. Many thanks to Microsoft Corp. for production and hosting of these nice webcasts!

March 2011

VFX 13.0 for Silverlight presentation at
CeBIT-fair Hannover, Germany

 

The product manager of Visual Extend, Uwe Habermann, presents Visual Extend 13.0 on CeBIT-Saturday 5th March at the free regional meeting of dFPUG. Visit us at the regional meeting of the FoxPro User Group of German language in case you attend CeBIT fair in Hannover. Here the topics of the day:

  • The migration strategy of dFPUG
  • Silverlight Now!
  • The community edition - the free dFPUG - Silverlight Wizard
  • The final release of the VFX - Silverlight Wizard
  • How to execute VFP Code in Silverlight applications

 

The topics are presented by Venelina Jordanova, Uwe Habermann and Rainer Becker. For details and registration please visit http://cebit.dfpug.de.

March 2011

Release version of VFX for Silverlight

VFX for Silverlight can migrate existing VFX for VFP applications to VFX for Silverlight Internet applications. The migrated applications can be used with VFP databases as well as with SQL Server databases, even if the VFX for VFP application was running with just one database.

The migrated application can execute VFP code at the client site with GUINEU and at the server site in a VFP COM Server.

It is highly recommended to update to VFX 13 for VFP Build 1501 of today prior to migrating projects. All VFX developers with a valid subscription can download VFX for Silverlight from the VFX 13 menu Update, Get VFX for Silverlight.

The installation of Visual Web Developer 2010 Express or any version of Visual Studio 2010 is required. Additionally, the Silverlight 4 Tools and the Silverlight 4 Toolkit must be installed. Further information can be found in the developer manual.

We want to to say thank you to all VFX developers for the great feedback provided in the last couple of month! We wish for a long future with VFX for Silverlight and VFP to all developers!

March 2011

New Build 13.00.1501 available!

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download. Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.1502. Here comes the web setup for the trial version: http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe. Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files. Here the highlights of the new build:

  • VFX - Silverlight Wizard: With this build of VFX 13 for VFP VFX for Silverlight is released! Please read the separate announcement. In build of VFX 13 contains the release version of the VFX - Silverlight Wizard. Only VFX developers with a valid subscription can download via the VFX menu Update, Get VFX for Silverlight. The VFX - Silverlight Wizard can be used in the full version of VFX 13 only.
  • Tabs of pageframes in the style of Excel: Another highlight is the layout of tabs of pageframes in the style of Excel. In the VFX - Form Builders can be set up whether the new tabs should be used. A global setting can be made in the VFX - Application Builder. We want to say thank you to Ulf Neugebauer for the inspiration and the provided sample code!
  • As usual the new build contains some small fixes.

January 2011

VFPizza Silverlight available in the Microsoft Azure Cloud!

As announced at the annual DevCon Germany 2010 in the Microsoft conference key note of the Microsoft Azure Product manager Tim Fischer the VFX demo application VFPizza is now also available in the Cloud, see: http://vfpizza.cloudapp.net

December 2010

New Build 13.00.1224 available!

A new build of VFX 13.0 is available for download. Registered customers should not use the link below but use the update  function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 13.00.1224. Here comes the web setup for the trial version: http://files.visualextend.com/files130/VFX13Setup.exe Please execute this exe file directly from this link. It will download and install only required files. Here the highlights of the new build:

  • VFX - Silverlight Wizard: This build of VFX 13 contains the second preview version of the VFX - Silverlight Wizard. The beta version of VFX for Silverlight is available now for VFX developers with a valid subscription. In the VFX menu select Update, Get VFX for Silverlight. The release of VFX for Silverlight is planned for January 2011.
  • VFX - Form Builders: Parameters controls can be placed on any page of a pageframe now. Additionally, the option to place parameter controls at the upper part of forms is still available.
  • Additionally, there are several small fixes in this new build.

 

December 2010

VFX for Silverlight Beta available

For VFX developers with a valid subscription the beta version of VFX for Silverlight is available for download! Update your VFX 13 installation to the new build of today. In the full version of VFX 13 there is a menu entry Update, Get VFX for Silverlight. With this menu entry you can get the beta version of VFX for Silverlight. VFX for Silverlight will be released in January 2011. Any feedback is welcome!

December 2010

VFPizza Silverlight Demo online!

We migrated VFPizza for VFP to Silverlight with the beta version of VFX for Silverlight which was released just before Christmas. The result is available online at http://www.vandu.eu/vfpizza.htm

This version of VFPizza is migrated from the well-known VFX for VFP version with the VFX - Silverlight Wizard. Additionally, some small changes were done.

For example, in the form customers there is a button "Proper". By clicking this button the VFP function PROPER() is executed in a VFP COM server. The result is shown in the textbox customer name. In this example VFP code is executed at the server side of the applicatin, in this case at the cloud server.

Another manual change is done in the form orders. Here VFP code is executed directly with GUINEU. With GUINEU any business logic can be implemented with VFP and the user interface can be controlled. In this case VFP code is executed at the client side of the application, so in the browser of the Internet user. VFP code can be executed in any browser that supports the Silverlight plug-in, even on MACs.

November 2010

Presentations of VFX 13.0 at the
17. VFP-DevCon 2010, Frankfurt, Germany

 

At the 17. German Visual FoxPro Developer conference 2010 an Frankfurt/Main the new version 13.0 of Visual Extend is presented in different vendor sessions by Uwe Habermann and Venelina Jordanova in German and English.

Additionaly we have a VFX-usermeeting at one evening of the conference with a lot of additional topics. All slides and session notes can be found in the free Visual Extend directory of the dFPUG document portal.

November 2010

Podcast with Rainer Becker at TheFoxShow

Andrew McNeill did an interview with Rainer Becker about the DevCon Germany 2010 and the main topic Silverlight Conversion. You can find the interview at http://www.thefoxshow.com/ under FoxShow #70.

November 2010

FoxRockX: Silverlight Business Applications

Another article about Silverlight Business Applications was written by the VFX product manager Uwe Habermann in the issue FoxRockX 17: You can create Silverlight 4 applications with any version of Visual Studio 2010. We are using the version Visual Web Developer 2010 Express which is available for download free of charge. Basically all Silverlight 4 applications can be developed with this free version of Visual Studio 2010...

October 2010

Free VFX post conference workshop at SWFox DevCon

If you are a FoxRockX or Visual Extend subscriber or a registered attendee of the SWFox DevCon, you can attend our updated roadshow event as a SWFox Post-DevCon workshop, on Monday 18th October 2010 free of charge! Just bring your copy of this issue of FoxrockX or your SWFox attendee badge for a full workshop day. The workshop will be loaded with state-of-the-art sessions about how to move your Visual FoxPro applications forward! On page 7 of FoxRockX' May issue you find the complete agenda of the event, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The workshop is NOT just a sales show for our framework Visual Extend. You can use everything straight away. And as a subscriber you will get the community edition with a FoxRockX issue for free as well. Read the testimonials on the www.swfox.net/workshops.aspx page. Or listen to the podcast of the interview with our product manager, Uwe Habermann at The FoxShow for a first impression.

October 2010

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.2200 available

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.2200 of 2nd October 2010 is available! Here the highlights of the new build:

  • In the advanced print dialog there are more printer settings available now.
  • The VFX - Parent/Child Builder can generate a menu from which child forms can be started.
  • A primary key field is added to the tables VfxLanguage and Vfxmsg.
  • The context menus of the toolbox and the print preview appear in the same style as the user interface now, for example in the style of the ribbon bar.
  • With the new form property lDoNotCloseIfChildFormIsInEditMode you can set up, whether a parent form can be closed while there are child windows in edit mode.
  • The mail merge wizard shows only records with a valid e-mail address or fax number. The last page shows the number of sent items.
  • The document container can now store URLs, additionally to documents.
  • In VFX - Update Project can beset up whether the menu of the application should be overwritten with the menu of the VFX installation.
  • With the new property lShowOverdueTaskListEntriesToAllUsers of the application object can be set up whether overdue tasks of users should be visible for all users.
  • All settings of the VFX - Installation Wizard are stored now and are available when running the wizard again.
  • Additionally, there are several small fixes in this new build.
  • The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

September 2010

FoxRockX: Rescue in sight with Silverlight

Rainer Becker, the publisher of Visual Extend as well as the magazine FoxRockX has written an editorial in FoxRockX issue 16 with the title Rescue in sight with Silverlight: The publisher of FoxRockX magazine, the FoxPro User group of German Language Inc., is happy to report good news: Our plans to offer a migration path for Visual FoxPro developers have taken big steps forward! Read the complete editorial for free at http://www.foxrockx.com.

August 2010

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.2024 available

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.2024 of 24th August 2010 is available! Here the highlights of the new build:

  • User Login
    In the VFX - Application Builder at the page User for an application can be set whether secure passwords are required. If set the strength of passwords, the validity in days and how many of the last used passwords cannot be used again can be set. The default is compatible with the current behavior. If secured passwords are required for an application per user can be set whether the password must match the security policies. Additional, each user can the the validity of his password. This are important features for upcoming Internet applications.
  • Mail Merge Wizard
    Attachments can be added per drag & drop from the Windows-Explorer.
  • Onetomany
    More than 10 child pages are supported now.
  • Additionally, there are several small fixes in this new build.
  • The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

July 2010

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1902 available

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1902 of 9th July 2010 is available! Here the highlights of the new build:

  • Primary key for all VFX tables
    This is an important change which affects all customer installations! When updating existing projects with VFX - Update Project primary key fields and primary index tags are added to all VFX tables automatically. If the VFX tables are free tables candidate index keys are used. If using a SQL server database and there is an entry in Config.vfx pointing to that database the structure is changed of the SQL database automatically. When creating an exe with a new version number so that the client database update will run at the customer side, the tables are updated in the same way. The advantage of using primary keys is that Visual Studio applications, for example Silverlight applications, can access these databases, too.
  • Scan to PDF
    In the scan dialog the file format PDF can be selected. PDF files are created with the usual VFX capabilities.
  • VFX - MailMerge Builder
    For the mail merge wizard there is a new builder to key up the properties. The new builder can be testet with VFX12Test with the form MailMerge.scx.
  • Most recent windows in open-dialog and ribbon bar The open-dialog and the ribbon bar now show a list of most recent used forms.
  • Onetomany reports
    An example is now in VFPizza12 in the form Orders.scx.
  • Additionally, there are several small fixes in this new build.
  • The demo applications are updated to the new build.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

July 2010

FoxRockX: Silverlight for VFP Developers

Venelina Jordanova and Uwe Habermann wrote an article about Silverlight for VFP Developers in FoxRockX issue 15: In the past most of VFP developers were in search of new development tools. Some of us switched to other development platforms like Java or .NET, but most VFP developers still looked for a development platform.... The complete article is available for free at http://www.foxrockx.com.

June 2010

Visual Extend at the Visual FoxPro Roadshow 2010

The Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 and Silverlight Roadshow 2010 takes place in 6 cities in 3 countries attracting over 160 attendees. The product manager of Visual Extend, Uwe Habermann, presents how to migrate VFP applications to Silverlight with and without VFX. Select a city near to you: Vienna (Austria) 05th June 2010, Munich 7th June 2010, Zuerich (Switzerland) 9th June 2010, Stuttgart 11th June 2010, Hannover 14th June 2010, Frankfurt/Main 16th June 2010. For details please see http://roadshow.dfpug.de.

May 2010

FoxShow #63: Silverlight and FoxPro

The VFX product manager Uwe Habermann gave an interview to Andrew McNeill about the details of the upcoming 1 day free workshop at the SWFox-DevCon. You can download the podcast at the homepage http://www.thefoxshow.com/ at FoxShow #63: Silverlight and FoxPro.

May 2010

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1713 available

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1713 of 14th April 2010 is available! Here the highlights of the new build:

  • Ribbon Bar in the style of Office 2010
    In time to the release of Office 2010 VFX comes with a ribbon bar in the new style. You can switch to the ribbon bar in Office 2010 style by setting cFoxAppl.nMenuAndToolbartyle = 3. This setting can also be made by the uers in the customization dialog.
  • New PDF Output
    PDF file can be created with the freeware dll libhpdf.dll. If PDF files cannot be created on a customer machine yet the new dll will be downloaded automatically. Registration is not required. PdfOutput.app nor Ghostcript are needed. Also a postscript printer driver is not needed. The creation of PDF files is significantly faster. To force the use of the new dll even if PDF files can already be created with Ghostscript or PdfOutput set cFoxAppl.luselibhpdf = .T. This setting is also available in the VFX - Application Builder.
  • Color for tabs of pageframes
    The tabs of pageframes can now be colored with an individual color. This color setting can be made in the VFX form buildern.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

May 2010

VFX-Workshop in Frankfurt, Germany

On 8th of June 2010 we offer a one day workshop for the new version Visual Extend 10.0 showing all changes in the new version for Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2. This workshop is open for all users of any version of Visual Extend and will show you how to build an application with the current version of VFX. This time we focus on extended features like integrating VFX DBI Controls, database synchronization, product activation, customer management, application update and database update at clients side.

The workshop takes place at 7th of June 2010 in Frankfurt/Main. The attendance fee of EUR 329,- plus VAT includes 2 coffee breaks, soft drinks and lunch buffet.

Pleae register via eMail to bestellungen@dfpug.de or use our online registration form at the dFPUG-Homepage.

May 2010

Annual VFX-User Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

We want to invite you to our annual VFX user meeting in Frankfurt at 7th of June 2010. We have lots of interesting topics prepared for you!

The annual user meeting takes place at 7th of June 2010 in Frankfurt/Main. The event is charged as a non-profit event. The low attendance fee of EUR 129,- plus VAT includes 2 coffee breaks, soft drinks and lunch buffet.

Pleae register via eMail to bestellungen@dfpug.de or use our online registration form at the dFPUG-Homepage.

April 2010

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1606 available

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1606 of 6th April 2010 is available! The Build contains fixes plus multiple enhancements. Highlight of the new build is the supprt of Drag & Drop in Treeview: Any node can be dropped on any other node. A popup appears asking the user whether the node should be inserted as child node or above or below the current node. Any node can be dropped onto the empty space right or at the bottom of the treeview. Nodes will be moved to the bottom of the treeview and inserted as root nodes. If Ctrl is pressed while drag & drop the node is copied instead of moved. If the value of the new property lCopyHierarchy of the treeview control is set to .T. when copying also child nodes are copied. The new property cSortOrderFieldName can hold a field name. If this property is not empty nodes are sorted due to this field. More new featurs:

  • While the structure of a database is checked before the client database update gets executed, a wait window appears.
  • Before the client database update runs an archive is creatd only if the creation of the archive has not started on another machine yet.
  • It was reported that when leaving the application in some cases the logout status of users was not saved properly. This is fixed now.
  • New status for the task list: read.
  • A doubleclick in a childgrid run the onmore dialog only, if there are child forms assigned to that childgrid.
  • In case an update conflict occurs a detailed message appears showing the name of the user who caused the conflict and showing the new field values of that user.
  • RTF reports can be printed now even on machines where (mistakenly) a developer license for Richtx32.ocx is required.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

March 2010

VFX 12.0 presentation at CeBIT-fair Hannover, Germany

The product manager of Visual Extend, Uwe Habermann, presents Visual Extend 12.0 on CeBIT-Saturday at the free regional meeting of dFPUG. Visit us at the regional meeting of the FoxPro User Group of German language in case you attend CeBIT fair in Hannover.

March 2010

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1504 available

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1504 of 4th March 2010 is available! The Build contains fixes plus multiple enhancements. Highlight of the new build is the VFX - Product Activation Wizard. This wizard allows to make all settings around the product activation at one place. It is no more needed to run different builders, or to make settings in different classes. The VFX - Product Activation Wizard also creates a project for the customer management and makes all settings in this project. The wizard can also make settings for updates of the application over the Internet.

  • Support of long expressions for TREEVIEW NODES
  • New menu entry for end-users: Send feedback
  • More performance optimizations
  • New combobox in VFX - Connectionstring Builder to select ODBC driver

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

January 2010

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1329 available

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1329 of 29th January 2010 is available! The Build contains fixes plus multiple enhancements.

  • ShowWindow works under Windows 7.
  • Under Windows 7 and Windows Vista a Ghostscript Installation created by Pdfoutput.app can be used.
  • VfxTipOfTheDay.dbf is included in the project and is considered the structure is updated at the client site.
  • Support of the properties Format and Inputmask in Grid Reports.
  • The mailmerge wizard considers the current filter now.
  • In the mailmerge wizard the enabled status of the commandbutton Word is correct in any case now.
  • In the toolbar the enabled status of the commandbutton close is correct in any case now.
  • The VFX - Installation Wizard does not increase the size of the memo file of the DBC any more.
  • When working with product activation with the new property cFoxAppl.lShowActivationWizardAtStartup can be keyed up whether the activation wizard runs at startup of the application.
  • The performance when loading and closing forms is improved.
  • In Onetomany forms is a new commandbutton to copy child records.
  • If the value of the form property lUseGridFieldsForReport is set to .T. the Excel export is done by OLE automation and respects fields, headers, and column widths of the search grid.
  • In the Grid Builder a bug is fixed which disabled OLE drag in the grid.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

December 2009

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1221 available

VFX 12.0 Build 12.00.1221 of 22th December 2009 is available! The Build contains fixes plus multiple enhancements.

  • Active Label class, see FoxRockX article.
  • Better support of Windows 7 (Postcript printer driver, send e-mail, page setup).
  • In form user groups forms are sorted alphabetically.
  • New VFX Community Task Pane.
  • Some new icons in Vfxmenu.
  • "Tip of the day" for end-users.
  • The status maximized of forms is now stored in Vfxres.
  • The sort order of child grid is stored in Vfxres (only when working with cursoradapters).
  • Document management: Administrators can now delete all documents that are nor available. Other users can see, whether a document is available.
  • Name extensions can be set up in VFX - Document Management Builder.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

November 2009

Presentations of VFX 12.0 at the
16. VFP-DevCon 2009, Frankfurt, Germany

 

At the 16. German Visual FoxPro Developer conference 2009 an Frankfurt/Main the new version 12.0 of Visual Extend is presented in different vendor sessions by Uwe Habermann and Venelina Jordanova in German and English.

Additionaly we have a VFX-usermeeting at one evening of the conference with a lot of additional topics. All slides and session notes can be found in the free Visual Extend directory of the dFPUG document portal.

September 2009

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.2124 available

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.2124 of 24th September 2009 is available! The Build contains fixes plus multiple enhancements.

  • A lot of small changes and enhancements were added, mainly for the new end user query wizard.
  • With GDIPlus you can now create gradient colored backgrounds for forms and pages. In VFX application builder you define the general layout and you can update it for each form/pages in the VFX form builders. Just some clicks give your application a complete new look and feel.
  • With GDIPlus you can now create Screenshots of forms
  • The setting of hiding the office bar is now stored for each user in vfxres table
  • The user group management was updated to user cursor adaptor in all cases which should avoid problems that were reported but could not be reproduced
  • The performance of parent/child calls is enhanced by a magnitude.
  • The performance of incremental search in child grids of onetomany-forms is increased if based on cursor adaptor
  • The manual and documentation are updated for the new features

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

July 2009

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.2017 available

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.2017 of 17th July 2009 is available! The Build contains fixes plus multiple enhancements.

  • Based on the most wanted features at the VFX user meeting at 15th May 2009 in Frankfurt we integrated business graphics based on GDI+ based on a sample available in VFPX.
  • The original system.app is used that is available at VFPX for free download. If the file is missing at a local installation for whatever reason it is downloaded by your deployed VFX application.
  • In VFX11Test you will find the new form GDIGraph.scx, that shows all the new business graphs features available. Within the form you can also test the new VFX - GDIGraph Builder.
  • The documentation for the new classes cGDIGraph and cGDIGraphCustom with a lot of sampes can be found in the manual for VFX 11.0 which is contained in the setup or can be downloaded separately from the VFX homepage. The technical reference file will be updated soon.
  • The former class cbusinessgraph to create business graphs based on MS Chart is still existing so that your current application still works without changes. You will have to update your business graphs forms for the new features.
  • Another new feature is placing your application in Systray without using DBI Controls.
  • The performance of the Office ribbon bar was increased significantly.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

June 2009

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1817 available

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1817 of 18th June 2009 is available! The Build contains fixes plus multiple enhancements.

  • The new date validation features of cdatetextbox were moved to cdatetextboxenhanced.
  • The new date validation features of cpickdate were moved to cpickdateenhanced.
  • Application name in info dialog is taken from INI file if working with product activation.
  • Form names in user group management are now taken from vfxfopen even if working with parameters.
  • Better dialog when invalid path found in config.vfx.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

June 2009

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1805 available

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1805 of 6th June 2009 is available! The Build contains fixes plus multiple enhancements.

  • License data is displayed in info dialog when product activation used.
  • Enhancement of data input for ate fiels.
  • Enhancements in filter dialog.
  • Identification of MAPI on Vista and Windows 2008.
  • Ribbon bar now supports AltGr key and separates menue items that are related to forms.
  • The query assistant now prints the active page which can be query list or query results page.
  • The user rights dialog shows form names if multiple records are related to the same form.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

May 2009

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1712 available

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1712 of 13th May 2009 is available! The Build contains fixes plus multiple enhancements.

  • This version contains the new VFX-DBF-CA wizard that converts a DBF-based VFX-application into a CA-based application. All table references in dataenvironments are converted to CursorAdaptors for you! A very powerful tool to convert your application into a Client/Server app!
  • The number of columns in selection dialogs is unlimited now.
  • In selection and request dialogs the contents of memo fields is displayed correctly (instead of just "Memo").
  • Grids allow for incremental search in datetime columns as well.
  • FTP functions are available for file transfer.
  • CDO email sending was integrated.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

May 2009

VFX-Workshop in Frankfurt, Germany

On 14th of June 2008 we offer a one day workshop for the new version Visual Extend 10.0 showing all changes in the new version for Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2. This workshop is open for all users of any version of Visual Extend and will show you how to build an application with the current version of VFX. This time we focus on extended features like integrating VFX DBI Controls, database synchronization, product activation, customer management, application update and database update at clients side.

The workshop takes place at 14th of June 2008 in Frankfurt/Main. The attendance fee of EUR 329,- plus VAT includes 2 coffee breaks, soft drinks and lunch buffet.

Pleae register via eMail to bestellungen@dfpug.de or use our online registration form at the dFPUG-Homepage.

May 2009

Annual VFX-User Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

We want to invite you to our annual VFX user meeting in Frankfurt at 13th of June 2008. We have lots of interesting topics prepared for you!

The annual user meeting takes place at 13th of June 2008 in Frankfurt/Main. The event is charged as a non-profit event. The low attendance fee of EUR 129,- plus VAT includes 2 coffee breaks, soft drinks and lunch buffet.

Pleae register via eMail to bestellungen@dfpug.de or use our online registration form at the dFPUG-Homepage.

April 2009

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1606 available

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1606 of 6th April 2009 is available! The Build contains fixes plus multiple enhancements.

  • Entering dates was enhanced. You can leave the control now when the date is invalid and the wrong input will be deleted. If just a day is entered the current month/year is added.
  • The new property cfoxappl.lnoupdatevfxfopen (Default .F.) can be used to force an update of the vfxfopen table at clients site when a new version is released.
  • The dialog user groups has a new button (for administrators only) to release all rights.
  • Behaviour of client database update, grid mover dialog and filter dialog were enhanced.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

April 2009

VFP 9.0 SP2 Runtime Installer for Build 7423 available

The makers of Visual Extend, the FoxPro User Group of German language, announces that now updated versions of the free Runtime Installer were made available. All versions at the download pages include the GDI+ patch as well as build 6602 + build 7423 fixes published by Microsoft. To install the new runtime you have to deinstall the former version first.

March 2009

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1505 available

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1505 of 5th March 2009 is available! The Build contains fixes plus multiple enhancements.

  • The size and position of the application at the Windows desktop is now also be stored in Vfxres table.
  • VFX - Update Project Wizard: New checkbox to update symbol and picture files in existing applications.
  • VFX - Help Wizard: New template to create manuals automatically, support of Vfxhelp_xxx.dbf filesto create help files in multiple languages when you use runtime localization for your application.
  • Vfxfopen: Update of the records when starting new executable first time.
  • Office Ribbon Bar: The page "Windows" is finally implemented and available.

 

Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

February 2009

English VFP 9.0 SP2 Runtime Installer available

The makers of Visual Extend, the FoxPro User Group of German language, announces that now an English version of the free VFP9SP2RuntimeEngSetup.exe was made available. It includes the GDI+ patch as well as build 6602 fixes published by Microsoft as the patch can only be used for IDE installations. To install the new runtime you have to deinstall the former version first.

February 2009

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1407 available

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1407 of 7th February 2009 is available! The Build contains fixes plus one enhancement. Incremental search is enabled in document containers if it is based on a view or a CursorAdaptor. Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

January 2009

Updated VFP 9.0 SP2 Runtime Installer available

The makers of Visual Extend, the FoxPro User Group of German language, announces that an update of the free VFP9SP2Runtime6602Setup.exe was made available. It includes the GDI+ patch as well as the build 6602 fixes published by Microsoft as the patch can only be used for IDE installations. To install the new runtime you have to deinstall the former version first.

December 2008

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1219 available

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1219 of 19th December 2008 is available for download! The Christmas edition of VFX 11.0 contains some nice enhancements:

  • In the builders you now have tooltips with the names of the properties that are changed by the builder option.
  • compile time of projects is shorter.
  • Many enhancements in document container.
  • detaillead logfile about database structure update at clients site.
  • The VFX - Help Wizard now cleans up duplicate Helpcontextids.
  • multiple enhancements in the VFX - Menu Designer as well as in the runtime behavior of menues. Everything is now more consitent when you switch between XP open dialog, DBI Controls and office ribbon bar.

 

Please do not use the download link at the web site but the update function within VFX.

December 2008

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1201 available

VFX 11.0 Build 11.00.1201 of 1st December 2008 is available for download! This edition of VFX 11.0 contains some nice enhancements:

  • New SQL-query management form for end users for editing and executing queries.
  • display grid for SQL-query-results on a separate page with sorting, incremental search and filtering
  • new button for Excel-Export for grids including sending as eMail-attachement with Default-Email-adress of current user
  • new SQL-wizards for enduser query creation with enhanced features compared to VFP query assistant (e.g. unlimited number of conditions)
  • VFP-Intellisense-support in SQL-edit window and in the VFX command prompt based on new prefilled VFX IntelliSense table.
  • new form to display documents (Word, Excel, HTML and other formats) from within document container.
  • moving added documents from upload directory to archive directory automatically in document container
  • new maintenance timer to quit running application if a specific text file shows up.
  • new switches to turn of all VFX-features that are relatedto eMail, printing, saving files, Internet, TAPI in one installation or at Terminal Server

 

Please do not use the download link at the web site but the update function within VFX.

November 2008

Presentations of VFX 11.0 at the
15. VFP-DevCon 2008, Frankfurt, Germany

 

At the 15. German Visual FoxPro Developer conference 2008 an Frankfurt/Main the new version 11.0 of Visual Extend is presented in different vendor sessions by Uwe Habermann and Venelina Jordanova in German and English.

Additionaly we have a VFX-usermeeting at one evening of the conference with a lot of additional topics. All slides and session notes can be found in the free Visual Extend directory of the dFPUG document portal.

November 2008

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.2309 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.2309 of 10th November 2008 is available! The Build contains fixes, mainly for builders. It it the final maintenance release for version 10.0 of VFX. Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

October 2008

Updated VFP 9.0 SP2 Runtime Installer available

The makers of Visual Extend, the FoxPro User Group of German language, announces that an update of the free VFP9SP2RuntimeSetup.exe was made available. It includes the GDI+ patch published by Microsoft as the patch can only be used for IDE installations. To install the new runtime you have to deinstall the former version first.

October 2008

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.2210 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.2210 of 11th October 2008 is available! The Build contains fixes and increased stability as well as prepares new feature for VFX 11.0. See VFX100Changes.dbf included which now is available via the Help menu -> Show changes. The examples are updated as well. Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

September 2008

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.2115 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.2115 of 15th September 2008 is available! The Build contains fixes and increased stability as well as new feature for VFX 11.0. See VFX100Changes.dbf included which now is available via the Help menu -> Show changes. The examples are updated as well. Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

July 2008

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1920 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1920 of 19. July 2008 is available! The Build contains fixes and increased stability as well as new feature for VFX 11.0. See VFX100Changes.dbf included which now is available via the Help menu -> Show changes. The examples are updated as well. Please do not use the Download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

June 2008

Various presentations of the VFX-Team in Praha,
Czech Republic

 

The VFX-Team is on tour again in June 2008: Uwe Habermann and Venelina Jordanova will present a vendor session about VFX 10.0 and additional technical presentations at the Praha conference in Czech Republic.

June 2008

VFX-Workshop in Frankfurt, Germany

On 14th of June 2008 we offer a one day workshop for the new version Visual Extend 10.0 showing all changes in the new version for Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2. This workshop is open for all users of any version of Visual Extend and will show you how to build an application with the current version of VFX. This time we focus on extended features like integrating VFX DBI Controls, database synchronization, product activation, customer management, application update and database update at clients side.

The workshop takes place at 14th of June 2008 in Frankfurt/Main. The attendance fee of EUR 329,- plus VAT includes 2 coffee breaks, soft drinks and lunch buffet.

Pleae register via eMail to bestellungen@dfpug.de or use our online registration form at the dFPUG-Homepage.

June 2008

Annual VFX-User Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

We want to invite you to our annual VFX user meeting in Frankfurt at 13th of June 2008. We have lots of interesting topics prepared for you!

The annual user meeting takes place at 13th of June 2008 in Frankfurt/Main. The event is charged as a non-profit event. The low attendance fee of EUR 129,- plus VAT includes 2 coffee breaks, soft drinks and lunch buffet.

Pleae register via eMail to bestellungen@dfpug.de or use our online registration form at the dFPUG-Homepage.

May 2008

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1720 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1720 of 21. May 2008 is available! The Build contains fixes and increased stability. See VFX100Changes.dbf inlcuded. The examples are updated as well. Please do not use the Downloadlink but the update function in the VFX menu!

April 2008

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1623 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1623 of 23. April 2008 is available! The build contains some fixes but mainly the following new features:

  • The new ribbon bar control is available. Your applications can now look like and be used like Office 2007 applications
  • Our Vista Form Border Fix Tool fixes the display of the form border under Windows Vista
  • Refox support - when creating an App or an Exe the created file can automatically be protected with Refox. You need a licence of Refox which is not part of Visual Extend
  • The table VFX100Changes.dbf in the folder Builder contains descriptions of all fixes since early 2008.

 

All sample applications are updated to the new build. Please do not use the Downloadlink but the update function in the VFX menu!

March 2008

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1506 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1506 of 6. March 2008 is available! The Build contains fixes and increased stability. The examples are updated as well. This build includes the new VFX ribbon bar in the version beta2. The ribbon bar works stable now. However, some more features will be added soon. Please do not use the Downloadlink but the update function in the VFX menu!

March 2008

VFX 10.0 presentation at CeBIT-fair Hannover, Germany

The product manager of Visual Extend, Uwe Habermann, presents the ribbon bar control of of Visual Extend 10.0 on CeBIT-Friday at the free regional meeting of dFPUG. Visit us at the regional meeting of the FoxPro User Group of German language in case you attend CeBIT fair in Hannover.

February 2008

VFX ribbon bar beta version available

The new build 10.00.1047 includes the new VFX ribbon bar in a beta version for the first time. To use the new feature please change the property nMenuAndToolbar of class cfoxappl in the library Appl.vcx and recompile your project. The base class can be found in the new library Vfxribbon.vcx. Function of the fomer menu and the open dialog are implemented. The former toolbar is contained in the header area of the new ribbon bar control. Still missing are Hotkeys, recently used forms, Skip For clauses, favorites and size adjustment for _screen-size. We are working on this. Behavior and layout will be optimized as well.

February 2008

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1047 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1047 of 7. February 2008 is available! The Build contains fixes and increased stability. The examples are updated as well. This build includes the new VFX ribbon bar in a beta version for the first time. Please do not use the Downloadlink but the update function in the VFX menu!

December 2007

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1220 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1220 of 20. December 2007 is available! The Build contains fixes and increased stability. The examples are updated as well. Please do not use the Downloadlink but the update function in the VFX menu!

November 2007

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1114 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1114 of 14. November 2007 is available! The Build contains fixes as discussed at the VFX-meeting at the VFP-Devcon Germany. The examples are not updated. Please do not use the Downloadlink but the update function in the VFX menu!

November 2007

Presentations of VFX 10.1031 at the
14. VFP-DevCon 2007, Frankfurt, Germany

 

At the 14. German Visual FoxPro Developer conference 2007 an Frankfurt/Main the new version 10.0 of Visual Extend is presented in different vendor sessions by Uwe Habermann and Venelina Jordanova in German and English.

Additionaly we have a VFX-usermeeting at one evening of the conference with a lot of additional topics. All slides and session notes can be found in the free Visual Extend directory of the dFPUG document portal.

Oktober 2007

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1030 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.1030 of 30. October 2007 is available! The Build contains a large number of new features and functions as well as fixes as follows:

  1. A new function UTCTime returns world time.
  2. The fields sync_date, edt_date and ins_date use UTCTime, if goProgram lUseUTCtime = .T..
  3. Support for DBI Sedna Components:
  • Menu (ctToolbar)
  • Toolbar (ctToolbar)
  • Right Click Menu (ctDropmenu)
  • Open Dialog (ctListBar)
  • Contact list (ctContact)
  • Windows System Tray (ctTray)
  1. New class cToolBarManager to manage all toolbars including DBI Toolbar.
  2. The search dialog now supports fields of type Varchar.
  3. New icons / bitmaps for 256 colors for e.g. Terminal Server.
  4. The VFX - Class Switcher replaces prefix in names. When changing from container to non-containers and vice versa more properties are transferred.
  5. User group management and user rights management is now limited to users with level 1 by default.
  6. The VFX - Task Pane provides additional links to newsgroup and Newsletter.
  7. VFX100Test contains a new example for context sensitive help at form level.
  8. Forms based on cTableForm optionally save all changes in all tables in the dataenvironment.
  9. Smaller enhancements in the VFX - Parent Child Builder.
  10. Code of method GenerateCreateTableString of application object was updated.

 

The examples are updated as well. Please do not use the Downloadlink but the update function in the VFX menu!

October 2007

VFP 9.0 SP2 Runtime Installer available

The makers of Visual Extend, the FoxPro User Group of German language, announces that a free VFP9SP2RuntimeSetup.exe was made available to make Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2 available on end user machines.

September 2007

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.0904 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.0904 of 4. September 2007 is available! The Build contains fixes as discussed in the forum in the last weeks. Forms without data now have a linklabel to create new records. The examples are updated as well. Please do not use the Downloadlink but the update function in the VFX menu!

August 2007

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.0801 available

VFX 10.0 Build 10.00.0801 of 1. August 2007 is available! The Build contains only bugfixes. The examples are updated as well. Please do not use the Downloadlink but the update function in the VFX menu!

June 2007

New Version Visual Extend 10.0 available

The new version Visual Extend 10.0 for Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2 is available as Build 10.00.0627 of 27th June 2007! It is a complete new version with a large set of new builders, new tools and end user functions generated directly into your application for rapid application development. The enhancements are so large that we can not list them here! Please have a look at our Future-page and especially download our Whats New in VFX 10.0 documentation.

We also have new and updated examples. In VFX10Test you will find a nice example of the Mail Merge Wizard. VFPizza uses an SQL 2005 database as an alternate datasource. All forms of VFPizza10 and VFX10Traders are runtime localized for German and English.

Please download and install the new trial version! The new version opens another dimension of rapid application development for you!

June 2007

AFX-Wizard without limitation available

The AFX Wizard to generate Active FoxPro Pages out of applications generated with the Framework Visual Extend 9.5 is available for download in an unlimited version at AFX-Wizard ZIP-Datei. In Visual Extend 10.0 the new version of the wizard is included and a download is not needed.

June 2007

Various presentations of the VFX-Team in Praha

The VFX-Team is on tour again in June 2007: Uwe Habermann and Venelina Jordanova did a vendor session about VFX 10.0 and additional technical presentations at the Praha conference in Czechoslovakia. Four new customers joined the community of the Framework Visual Extend.

May 2007

VFX-Workshop in Frankfurt, Germany

On 5th of May 2007 we offer a one day workshop for the new version Visual Extend 10.0 showing all changes in the new version for Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2. This workshop is open for all users of any version of Visual Extend and will show you how to build an application with the current version of VFX. This time we focus on extended features:

  • VFX database access: Plan for Cursor adapters, data access to DBC and SQL, Cursoradapter Wizard, Manage Config.vfx, SQL Server 2005 Express, Reminder Upsizing/Datenbankupdate
  • VFX form creation: different kinds of pick lists, OneToMany and ManyToMany (via Cursoradaptor) forms, Parent/Child-Builder
  • VFX customer management: product activation with VFX, prepare your application, work with customer management tool, application activation via Webservice and via HTTP
  • Deployment of your VFX application: Distribution, Installation Wizard, version management, updates of your application via Internet

 

May 2007

Annual VFX-User Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

We want to invite you to our annual VFX user meeting in Frankfurt at 4th of May 2007. Here the topics:

  • Advantages of VFX, new licence model and advantages of regular builds
  • What is new in VFX 10.0?
  • What is planned for VFX 10.0 in the next quarter?
  • The future planning of VFX
  • Visual Contact Manager, new example application for international address management
  • examples from various real life VFX applications
  • Features Revisited (Installation Wizard, Client Database Update)
  • Special Features (Terminalserver, Vista)

 

The annual user meeting takes place at 4th of May 2007 in Frankfurt/Main. The event is charged as a non-profit event. The low attendance fee of EUR 129,- plus VAT includes 2 coffee breaks, soft drinks and lunch buffet.

Pleae register via eMail to bestellungen@dfpug.de or use our online registration form at the dFPUG-Homepage.

April 2007

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2827 available

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2827 of 28. April 2007 is available! The Build contains bug fixes for registered customers only. All known bugs are fixed and the examples were updated to the new version as well. Please do not use the download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

This build fixes all important problems we know about. If something is not fixed then this means that the feature was revisited in the new version VFX 10.0 and is working fine in the new version. VFX 10.0 will be available in some weeks.

March 2007

Presentations of the VFX-Team in The Netherlands

Rainer Becker presents two Tips & Tricks sessions based on VFX at the Software Developer Event of SDG in Ede, The Netherlands.

March 2007

VFX 10.0 presentation at CeBIT-fair Hannover, Germany

The product manager of Visual Extend, Uwe Habermann, presents the highlights of the new version of Visual Extend 10.0 on CeBIT-Saturday in the free regional meeting of dFPUG. Visit us at the regional meeting of the FoxPro User Group of German language in case you attend CeBIT fair in Hannover.

December 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2408 available

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2408 from 8. December 2006 is available! The Build contains bug fixes for registered customers only. All known bugs are fixed and the examples were updated to the new version as well. Please do not use the download link but the update function in the VFX menu!

November 2006

Presentations of VFX team members in
Utrecht, The Netherlands, and Paris, France

 

The VFX team is not only attending the German Visual FoxPro Developer Conference but also two other events in The Netherlands and in France. The product manager Uwe Habermann and the lead developer Venelina developer will present Visual Extend at vendor sessions at the FoxPro Developer Event in Utrecht as well as at AtoutFox in Paris.

November 2006

Presentations of VFX 10.0 at the
13. VFP-DevCon Germany 2006

 

At the 13. German Visual FoxPro Developer conference 2006 an Frankfurt/Main the new version 10.0 of Visual Extend is presented in different vendor sessions by Uwe Habermann and Venelina Jordanova in German and English.

Additionaly we have a VFX-usermeeting at one evening of the conference with a lot of additional topics. All slides and session notes can be found in the free Visual Extend directory of the dFPUG document portal.

October 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2227 available

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2227 of 27th October 2006 is available! It contains bugfixes and the demo applications and standalone setup were updated to the current build.

Registered customers should not use download link but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 9.50.2228 including source code.

October 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2216 available

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2216 of 16th October 2006 is available! It is only available for registered customers. Please use the update function in the VFX menu.

October 2006

Updated documentation for VFX 9.5 available with description of all the new features of third quarter 2006

 

New updated documentation for third quarter 2006 for VFX 9.5 is available. The documentation is included in setup, can be downloaded from the tab manuals or from the links below:

http://files.visualextend.de/files95/VFX95NeuheitenIII2006.pdf

http://files.visualextend.com/files95/VFX95WhatIsNewIII2006.pdf

October 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2213 available

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2213 of Friday, 13th Oktober 2006 is available! The update version for the third quarter 2006 contains a lot of enhancements and new features as follows:

  • Filter definitions can be saved in the new table vfxfilter.dbf instead in the user resource file of VFX.
  • When program update of your application runs you can additionall define an URL for a zipfile to be downloaded and extraced at clients site.
  • New automatic cheque for unique values in textboxes available with new flag lUnique.
  • The dataenvironment builder now contains new NoData-checkbox and new Collate-combobox.
  • New Microsoft-compatible key generation for activation of applications as well as activation for a limited time as well as hardware tolerant activation available.
  • Extension of integrated VFX customer management for new activation key types.
  • Extension of application builder and pre-build activation web service for new activation key types.
  • Impersonation for data access in config.vfx-file to use a different user account for read/write access to tables.
  • New installation/setup assistant copies all needed files as well as runtime files into a subdirectory that can be copied to customers machine directly.
  • Update error management in development environment for direct debugging re-enabled.
  • In case of a reindex problem the database repair feature is automatically called.
  • New parameters REPAIR, PACK, PACKMEMO, REINDEX, TABLES for an action and another parameter with a list of cases or a dbc-name on which to execute the action. This is very helpful to automate database maintenance via scheduler and/or with batch files.
  • New option to run database structure check and in case of discrepancies to run the database structure update at clients machine.
  • Automatic column width sizing and display of description only or code only as well as new right to add entries for end users in cComboPicklist class.
  • Extension of the cComboPicklist-builder for the new features.
  • The class cDateTextbox can now also be used in Childgrids and in filter dialog for display of a calendar.
  • Drag and Drop-function for Document-Management-Container
  • Ability to add to favorites in Document-Management-Container-Builder
  • Incremental search and sorting in Child Grids
  • Support for incremental search, sorting and favorites in Child Grid Builder
  • Repositioning of record pointer in Onetomany-forms for all workareas
  • New feature to select child table fields for reports in the cOneToMany Form Builder and in the cOneToManyPageFrame Form Builder
  • Two new scanner-funkcions in VFX.fll with a wrapper-class cScannerControl to connect to scanner hardware.
  • New form class cScanForm for user friendly loading of scans into your application.

 

There is also a new documentation available which describes all the new features in details. The build also contains some bugfixes as well as an additional language for the user interface - Estnian. The demo applications and standalone setup were updated to the current build.

Registered customers should not use download link but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 9.50.2214 including source code.

September 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2118 available!

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2118 of 18 September 2006 is available! It contains bugfixes as well as an additional language for the user interface - Slovakian . The demo applications and standalone setup were updated to the current build.

Registered customers should not use download link but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 9.50.2119 including source code.

September 2006

Presentations of VFX team members in
Ede, The Netherlands, and Praha

 

Rainer Becker will do three sessions in English at next event of Software Developer Network (SDN) in Ede, Netherlands.

The product manager Uwe Habermann and the lead developer Venelina developer will present VFX 9.5 at a vendor session at Praha DevCon.

August 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2022 available!

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.2022 of 22nd August 2006 is available! It contains bugfixes and the demo applications and standalone setup were updated to the current build.

Registered customers should not use download link but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 9.50.2023 including source code.

July 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1928 available!

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1928 from 28. Juli 2006 is available! The Build contains some fixes and the final English documentation of new features of second quarter 2006. The German documentation was extended as well. Both documentations can be downloaded separatly:

http://files.visualextend.de/files95/VFX95NeuheitenII2006.pdf

http://files.visualextend.com/files95/VFX95WhatIsNewII2006.pdf

The CA Wizard now supports databases with more than 250 tables. Alle sample applications were updated to the current build. In VFX95Test there are the new forms Parent2.scx and Onetomanypageframe.scx with examples how to use the new Grid Mover Dialogs.

Registered customers should not use download link but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 9.50.1929 including source code.

June 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1827 available!

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1827 of 27th June 2006 is available! It contains bugfixes and the demo applications and standalone setup were updated to the current build. Additionally the documentation for 2nd quarter was made available.

Registered customers should not use download link but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 9.50.1828 including source code.

June 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1820 available!

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1820 of 20th June  2006 is available! It contains a lot of enhancements and new features:

  • Automatic application timeout
  • Execution of backdoor programs at startup
  • New switches ChangeControlName und DoNotAskForConfirmation in VFX Class Switcher
  • New class RTF-Control to display and edit RTF from memofields
  • Create, edit and manage RTF-text in the document management container
  • Additional functions IsTerminalServer and GetColorDepth
  • Automatic Update of CONFIG.VFX-filestructure at clients side
  • New option for direct display of report output files (e.g. of PDF-file)
  • switches for editboxes for oneline display and to show/edit in cMemoForm
  • Extension of serial mail / letter / fax wizard for endusers e.g. for RTF-text including placeholders
  • New form to show complete audit trail
  • And our highlight: Massivly enhanced parent/child builder with one dozen interesting new options!

 

Registered customers should not use download link but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 9.50.1821 including source code.

May 2006

Annual VFX 9.5 user conference in Germany

On 19th of May 2006 we offer a one day user conference at very low cost for all versions of Visual Extend in Frankfurt, Germany. Do not miss this opportunity to hear about the most current version, changes in first quarter, our plans regarding the second and third quarter and a lot of additional topics as well as meeting your colleagues for as low as EUR 129 including meals, drinks and companion CD.

May 2006

VFX 9.5 Workshop in Frankfurt, Germany

On 20th of May 2006 we offer a one day workshop for the new version Visual Extend 9.5 showing all changes in the new version for Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP1, Verified for Windows XP. This workshop is open for all users of any version of Visual Extend and will show you how to build an application with the current version of VFX.

April 2006

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.4027 available!

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.4027 of 27th April 2006 is available! It contains bug fixes for database update and database repair. The demo applications and standalone setup were updated to the current build.

April 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1620 available!

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1620 of 20th April 2006 is available! It contains another enhancement for database update regarding autoincrement fields. Demo applications and standalone setup were updated to the current build.

Registered customers should not use download link but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 9.50.1621 including source code.

April 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1618 available!

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1618 of 18th April 2006 is available! It contains bug fixes for database update, database repair and document management container. The reference to Foxtools.FLL was removed and the demo applications were updated to the current build.

Registered customers should not use download link but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 9.50.1607.

April 2006

VFX 9.5 updated documentation available

Additional documentation for Visual Extend 9.5 is available at the manuals tab. It summarizes all new features integrated in first quarter of 2006 in about 18 pages of additional technical documentation.

April 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1606 available!

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1606 of 7 April 2006 is available! It contains bug fixes and the demo applications are updated to the current build.

Registered customers should not use download link but use the update function available in the VFX menu! Registered customers will update to build VFX 9.50.1607.

Developers who habe updated their projects to build 1604/1605 please copy Lib\Vfxform.* of the VFX installation folder into their projects after updating to the new build.

Have a look at our download page and get the newest version. Registered customers can use the Update function in the VFX menu instead (and will receive build 1605 including sourcecode).

April 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1604 with new features available!

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1604 of 5 April 2006 is available! It contains bug fixes, enhancements and the following larger changes:

  • support for RTF-format in forms and reports
  • automatic hiding mode of XP opendialog
  • new inheritance level for forms in new classlibrary vfxformbase.vfx (no changes to your app needed).
  • extension of form builder to support for new cdatamanager class
  • support for lower color resolutions for terminal server
  • extension of customer management for managing error messages received via provided out of the box webservice
  • extended memo field display and editing dialog
  • various new properties and settings at application level to ease configuration even more
  • additional user settings options in enduser dialog

 

Have a look at our download page and get the newest version. Registered customers can use the Update function in the VFX menu instead (and will receive build 1605 including sourcecode).

March 2006

VFX 9.5 presentations at events in Ede / The Netherlands, Bucharest / Romania and Berlin / Germany

 

Rainer Becker did a presentation of tipps and tricks for VFP (double sessions) based on VFX applications for Software Developer Network (SDN) in Ede, Netherlands.

The product manager Uwe Habermann and the lead developer Venelina developer did a full day VFP workshop at first Romanion DevCon at Bucharest.

Uwe Habermann will present VFX at the next dFPUG regional meeting in Berlin.

March 2006

VFX 9.5 presentation at CeBIT-fair, Hannover, Germany

The product manager Uwe Habermann presents highlights of the new version VFX 9.5 at the CeBIT-meeting of dFPUG at Hannover fair at Saturday 11 March 2006.

March 2006

Free set of videos for Visual Extend completed!

We have completed 18 hours of free training videos for Visual Extend 9.5. Go and get about a Gigabyte of Videos at http://www.visualextend.com at the video tab.

February 2006

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1425 with new features available!

VFX 9.5 Build 9.50.1425 of 25. February 2006 is available! It contains bug fixes, enhancements and the following larger changes:

  • New class cappdatamgr in Appl.vcx can be used in forms instead of cdatatablemgr. This class encapsulates data handling of VFX and can be overwritten by developers in case of need.
  • New version of record-based VFX security manager with example in VFPizza application. Login as ADMIN and have a look at new form Ordersca_sec.scx. In a mover dialog you can select the users that are allowed to see/edit current record.
  • Errorhandling of webservice at registration enhanced. Errors of VFX builders are anonymously forwarded to VFX errordatabase to allow for future product enhancements.
  • New property goProgram  lCloseReportDialogOnExecution defines that report dialog is closed after printing or export to Excel
  • Copying a user group now also copies all settings and rights.
  • When copying a record form caption changed to "Copy - " instead of "New -".
  • Enhanced validation of email address in class ctextemail.
  • Open edit form from pickform: users can now only edit one record or insert one new record to prevent misunderstandings.
  • Enhanced validation in comboboxes when closing form and focus on combobox.
  • VFX95Test: Form Parentdocs has a new example of the class ccombopicklist. Via the menu the contents of the combobox can be changed.
  • VFPizza95: New Form Ordersca_ex.scx uses 3 children based on CA against the very same table but with different Where-clauses.

 

Have a look at our download page and get the newest version. Registered customers can use the Update function in the VFX menu instead.

February 2006

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.3825 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.3825 of 25. February 2006 is available for download. This build contains some bugfixes and updated sample applications.

January 2006

 

New version VFX 9.50 1317 available

The first official version of Visual Extend 9.5 for Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 1 is available as VFX 9.0 Build 9.50.2525 of 17. Januar 2006! It is a complete new version with new builders, new tools and new enduser features for rapid application development. There are so many extensions that they can not be listed here, please have a look at our preview tab at Vorschau and read our extensive Update documentation.

Additionaly we do have updated sample applications. In VFX95Test you will find a nice example for the new Mail Merge Wizard. VFPizza conatins a SQL 2005 database. VFPizza and VFX95Traders are runtime-localized for the languages German and English.

A special feature of the new version is the integration of a local licence for Active Extend 9.5 for execution of Active FoxPro Pages. With the help of the AFX-Wizard of VFX 9.5 you can move your VFX-forms to interactive webpages with AJAX-support. But for publication on a webserver you need an additional low cost licence.

The licence conditions for Visual Extend were changed for the new version. Please read carefully. The testversions are now without sourcecod. The licence is limited to a year including sourcecode, maintenance and online support. Licence is extended yearly for an annual fee.

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

January 2006

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.3710 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.3710 from 10. January 2006 is available! The great new features will be available in VFX 9.5 but still we do have some fixes and enhancements for this version:

  • cPickTextBox does a Refresh on Cursoradaptor after leaving selection form
  • switching tabs with pages does a refresh on select page
  • CPickAlternate controls are disabled now when table is at eof

 

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

December 2005

VFP 9.0 SP1 Runtime Installer available

The makers of Visual Extend, the FoxPro User Group of German language, announces that a free VFP9SP1RuntimeSetup.exe was made available to make Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 1 available on end user machines.

Additionaly we provide an InstallShield Express Merge Module for the German reportwriter files at VFP9RptAppsDeu.zip for free download.

December 2005

New build 9.00.3530 of VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.3530 from 1st of December 2005 is available. It contains bugfixes and optimized refresh for the classes cDirSelector and cFileSelector.

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

November 2005

Presentations of VFX 9.5 at the
12. VFP-DevCon Germany 2005

 

At the 12. German Visual FoxPro Developer conference 2005 an Frankfurt/Main the new version 9.5 of Visual Extend is presented in 3 different vendor sessions by Uwe Habermann and Venelina Jordanova in German and English.

Peter Herzog does a late night session about Active Extend and the AFX-Wizard.

Additionaly we have a VFX-usermeeting at one evening of the conference with a lot of additional presentations.

October 2005

New build 9.00.3428 of VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.3428 from 28th of Oktober 2005 is available. It contains bugfixes and the following new features:

  • Extension of parent/child-builder to allow for multiple calls to same child form with different filter definitions from same parent form.
  • New class cDirSelector for selection of a folder.
  • Updated stand-alone setup for Visual Extend to install VFX on a machine without Internet access.

 

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

September 2005

1 GB of training videos for Visual Extend for free!

Get more than a Gigabyte of training videos for Visual Extend for free! Visit the Visual Extend homepage at http://www.visualextend.com and have a look at the tab "Videos" for more than a full day of training videos, available both in English and German.

September 2005

VFX-Advertising in FPA eNewsletter

For the framework Visual Extend beeing better visible internationally we placed an advertising four times in the eNewsletter of the magazine FoxPro Advisor for the months september/october with the following text:
Framework Visual Extend for Visual FoxPro - Rapid Application development for multiple Backends: Recreate the UI of your application with the help of powerful builders, copy your application logic and serve multiple backends via Cursor Adaptors based on the rapid application development tool Visual Extend for Visual FoxPro. Give it a try with our free trial!

September 2005

New build 9.00.3315 of VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.3315 from 15th of September 2005 is available. It contains bugfixes and the following new features:

  • New property goprogram.nshowprinterprompt and new property on forms lshowprinterprompt.
  • If goprogram.nshowprinterprompt=1 in all print dialogs the printer prompt dialog will be shown
  • New language to reach another large group of Endusers: Turkey

 

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

September 2005

VFP 8.0 Runtime Installer available

The makers of Visual Extend, the FoxPro User Group of German language, announces that a free VFP8RuntimeSetup.exe was made available to make Visual FoxPro 8.0 available on end user machines.

August 2005

Preview of VFX 9.5

A first preview of the features of the upcoming new version Visual Extend 9.5 is available online at the tab Future of this website.

August 2005

New build 9.00.3212 of VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.3212 is available. It contains bugfixes and a new OnPrint-Hook. Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

July 2005

VFX Roadmap published

And here is the Roadmap of Visual Extend for Visual FoxPro, matched to Microsoft's official roadmap for Visual FoxPro: The development of the framework VFX proceeds according to the schedule. VFX 9.5 will be introduced at this year's VFP DevCon in November in Frankfurt. A first insight into VFX 9.5 has already been given at the VFX users meeting on April 29th, 2005.

The portability of existing VFX applications into web apps is going to be one highlight. A VFX-AFP Wizard as already contained in VFX 9.0 is the first step in this direction. Further information on this interesting topic will soon be disclosed.

More announcements with further details about VFX 9.5's functional range will follow. Visual Extend 9.5 shall be released in close temporal connection to service pack no. 1 to VFP 9. Thus we make sure that the new version of VFX is adapted to VFP 9 SP 1 in the best possible way.

The development will continue in a consequent manner after VFX 9.5. On time with the release of Sedna, VFX 10 is going to appear on the market, enabling the VFX developers to make use of Sedna's advantages and features straight away. For more than two years, qualified .NET programmers (MCP level or higher) have been working in the VFX team, too. More developers than today will work on Visual Extend to achieve the substantial further development planned. Thus, the features and technologies of Sedna as annnounced by Microsoft are going to be usable for VFX developers as well. At the VFP DevCon in Frankfurt in November 2006, a glance at the beta version of Visual Extend 10 can be taken.

After VFX 10, the development will continue in parallel to the further planning of Microsoft. VFX developers can rest assured that for many years they will be able to create high-performance applications at the high degree of productivity they are used to - applications based on the newest technologies.

June 2005

VFX presentation at Praha DevCon

Uwe Habermann and Venelina Jordanova again present the new version Visual Extend 9.0 at Praha DevCon. Slides are made available in the VFX-directory of the dFPUG-portal.

June 2005

VFX Vendor of the Month at VFUG

Visual Extend (VFX) is again "Vendor of the Month" (VOM) of the Virtual FoxPro User Group (VFUG) from June to August 2005 with a special discount voucher for our new online shop.

June 2005

International shop for VFX online

Finally international customers can buy licences of Visual Extend online via credit card in our new eShop at www.esellerate.net. This payment option is not available for customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as we do have bank accounts in these countries.

  • International affiliate program

 

Additionaly we extended the new VFX-Onlineshop with a Affiliates-Program so that dealers can add all available products to their own online shop within seconds.

June 2005

New documents for VFX in dFPUG-portal

A lot of documents regarding Visual Extend from German VFP developers conferences and issues of the loose leaf magazine of dFPUG were now made available to the public in various new subdirectories of the Visual Extend Directory in dFPUG-portal.

Members of dFPUG can also subscribe to this directory to get emails when new contents is available. New international online only dFPUG membership was made available in new VFX online shop.

May 2005

Standalone Setup for Visual Extend 9.0 available

A complete Setup for Visual Extend 9.0 is available to install development environment on PCs without Internte connection.

May 2005

RuntimeInstaller for VFP 9.0 available

The makers of Visual Extend, the FoxPro User Group of German language, announces that a free Runtimeinstaller was made available to make Visual FoxPro 9.0 available on end user machines.

May 2005

New build 9.00.2929 of VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.2917 is available. It contains bugfixes only. Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

May 2005

Patch for VFP 9.0 on NT 4.0 available

The makers of Visual Extend, the FoxPro User Group of German language, proudly announces that a free patch has been provided here or in our document portal to make Visual FoxPro 9.0 available on Windows NT 4.0.

May 2005

New build 9.00.2917 of VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.2917 is available. It contains the following enhancements:

  • search dialog for endusers has been enhanced

 

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

May 2005

New build 9.00.2904 of VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.2904 is available. It contains the following enhancements:

  • Integration of VFX Community Taskpane in Setup. Please register via TaskPane Manager.

 

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

April 2005

Client/Server Sample Application available

The final version of the VFX 9.0 Client/Server sample application "Venelinas Fantastic Pizzas", short VFPizza90.zip is now available for download. It is a complete example how to use CursorAdapters all over your application to switch datastore between VFP-tables and SQL-server. SQL-Server or MSDE is needed to test the C/S-part, VFP-version will work anyhow.

April 2005

New build 9.00.2806 of VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.2806 is available. It contains the following enhancements:

  • version number checking for EXE registration
  • extended error-handling for ODBC
  • better refresh behavior for various complex controls in case of empty tables (EOF)
  • various enhancements for conetomanypageframe
  • property target table name in cpicktextbox-builder made reentrant
  • optimization of vfxmsg-update in project update wizard
  • order of view parameters obeyed in form builder
  • additional code in gridtextbox in cuserrights-dialog
  • better display of multiline tooltip display in various languages
  • faster access to IDs in SQL-Server-tables

 

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

April 2005

Printed manuals available

The printed version of the user manual with 250 pages is available for EUR 29,90 incl. VAT - or for free for everyone who ordered a full version in Germany / Austria / Switzerland. Sorry - it is only the German version of the handbook.

 

 

April 2005

VFX 9.0 Annual User Conference in Frankfurt, Germany

On 29th of April 2005 we offer a one day user conference for very low cost for all versions of Visual Extend in Frankfurt, Germany. Do not miss this opportunity to hear about the most current version, various open source initiatives, our plans regarding the next version and a lot of additional topics as well as meeting your colleagues for as low as EUR 99 including meals, drinks and companion CD.

April 2005

VFX 9.0 Workshop in Frankfurt, Germany

On 30th of April 2005 we offer a one day workshop for the new version Visual Extend 9.0 showing all changes in the new version for Visual FoxPro 9.0 Verified for Windows XP. This workshop is open for all users of any version of Visual Extend and will show you how to build an application with the current version of VFX.

April 2005

VFX 9.0 at the VFP9-Roadshow in
Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Sample applications of Visual Extend 9.0 were used at the Visual FoxPro 9.0 Roadshow in 9 Cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

March 2005

New build 9.00.2709 of VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.2709 is available. It contains the following enhancements:

  • Support for localized IDE of VFP9
  • Enhanced descriptions in some dialogs
  • Better error reporting
  • Better behavior in case of some runtime errors
  • New localization code for some special classes

 

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

March 2005

VFX 9.0 presentation at
CeBIT fair 2005 in Hannover, Germany

 

The product manager Uwe Habermann will present VFX 9.0 at the dFPUG regional meeting at Hannover fair CeBIT 2005 on Friday 11th March 2005. Visit this free event to see the most current version of VFX in action.

February 2005

VFX 9.0 English manual available

The complete english manual for the new version Visual Extend 9.0 is available as PDF at VFX 9.0 English User Manual with printscreens (VFX90UserManual.pdf, PDF-format) or as DOC at VFX 9.0 English User Manual with printscreens (VFX90UserManual.zip, DOC-format). The new manual is also included in the websetup.

February 2005

Updated Sample Application available

The VFX sample application "Venelinas Fantastic Pizzas", short "VFPizzas" is now available for download in an updated but draft version for VFX 9.0. The final version will be a complete example how to use CursorAdapters all over your application to switch datastore between VFP-tables and SQL-server.

February 2005

New build of VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.2603 is available. It contains the following enhancements:

  • Direct call to content and search page of CHM-help via menu
  • Additional hooks in toolbars
  • Better support for SQL-Server-tables regarding .NULL.-values
  • Support for simulataneous use of multiple SQL-Server databases for VFX connection manager and cursor adaptor

 

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

January 2005

New build 9.00.2528 of VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.2528 is available. It contains minor bug fixes and some language table extensions. Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

January 2005

New version VFX 9.0 available

VFX 9.0 Build 9.00.2525 for Visual FoxPro is available. It is a complete new version with a large set of new builders and tools for enhanced developer productivity. Have a look at our advertisement/future page and the update documentation. Download the trial version and register/order today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

November 2004

VFX 8.0 Build 8.01.1104 available

VFX 8.0 Build 8.01.1104 is available. Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

November 2004

Feature list of VFX 9.0 online

The pre-release of Visual Extend 9.0 has been presented first time in public at the annual German Visual Foxpro developer conference in Frankfurt. Have a look at the very long list of features presented there at our future-page.

November 2004

Presentations of VFX 9.0 at the
11. VFP-DevCon Germany 2004

 

At the 11. German Visual FoxPro Developer conference 2004 an Frankfurt/Main the new version 9.0 of Visual Extend will be presented in different vendor sessions by Uwe Habermann. Additionaly we have a VFX-usermeeting at one evening of the conference with a lot of additional topics.

October 2004

VFX 8.0 Build 8.01.1008 available

VFX 8.0 Build 8.01.1008 is available. Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

October 2004

Advertising of VFX in CoDe Focus VFP

We placed a full page advertisement in the new special issue of the Component Developer Magazins for the new version Visual FoxPro 9.0 for the upcoming version Visual Extend 9.0.

September 2004

VFX 8.0 Build 8.01.0904 available

VFX 8.0 Build 8.01.0904 is available. Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

September 2004

VFX 9.0 verified for Windows XP

The alpha version of the upcoming version 9.0 of Visual Extend for Visual FoxPro 9.0 passed the Microsoft test "Verified for Windows XP" and is allowed to use the official logo. Inform your clients that you use a verified/certified and therewith reliable development product.

September 2004

New version of company information system

A new version of the open source VFX company information system is available for VFX-users for free at the closed VFX applications directory at the dFPUG portal (at least dFPUG online membership is needed for access).

August 2004

New Build 0816 of Visual Extend available

Build 0401 of Visual Extend is available. Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

July 2004

New Sample Application available

At the Prague VFP DevCon 2004 the VFX-team presented a new VFX sample application called "Venelinas Fantastic Pizzas", short "VFP". Application and slides can be downloaded for free from the Visual Extend-Directory in the dFPUG portal.

July 2004

New page for VFX at dFPUG portal available

A new VFX-page at the dFPUG-portal summarizes all important information regarding Visual Extend with lots of links and including newest newsgroup entries and topX-list of newsgroup submitters.

July 2004

VFX user meeting companion files available

The first set of files (slideshows and so on) from the very successfull VFX user meeting in Frankfurt/Main Germany are available at the closed VFX applications directory at the dFPUG portal (at least dFPUG online membership is needed for access).

June 2004

New Build 0615 of Visual Extend 8.0 available

Build 0615 of Visual Extend 8.0 is available. Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

June 2004

VFX user conference 2004

On 3rd of June 2004 we offer a one day user conference for very low cost for all versions of Visual Extend in Frankfurt, Germany. Do not miss this opportunity to hear about various open source initiatives, our plans regarding the next version and a lot of additional topics as well as meeting your colleagues for as low as EUR 99 including meals, drinks and companion CD with an additional 50% discount if you attend our workshop next day.

June 2004

VFX 8.0 workshop

On 4th of June 2004 we offer a one day workshop for the new version Visual Extend 8.0 showing all changes in the new version for Visual FoxPro 8.0 and Windows XP. This workshop is open for all users of any version of Visual Extend and will show you how to build an application with the current version of VFX.

April 2004

New Build 0401 of Visual Extend 8.0 available

Since 1st April the Build 0401 of Visual Extend 8.0 is available. It supports Portugese and Russian as 10th and 11th language for the GUI of generated applications and includes some bugfixing including handling of corrupted archives, more than 10 groups in XP-opendialog, PDF-generation with Distiller installed and saving of filter per form instead per table. Have a look at the VFX 8.0 download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our VFX 8.0 Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

March 2004

Company Information system as VFX OpenSource

A large VFX-application was provided by a VFX-developer under the name "company information system" as open source for registered users of both VFX and dFPUG. You can download the 4 meg sourcefile from the directory in the dFPUG-portal.

March 2004

Review of VFX in FoxPro Advisor

The wellknown FoxPro-developer Andrew Ross MacNeill wrote a review about Visual Extend in the March-issue of FoxPro Advisor magazine. The review very well describes the strengths and weaknesses (we work on both points) of the framework.

March 2004

VFX-presentation at CeBIT fair 2004

The product manager Uwe Habermann will present VFX 8.0 at the dFPUG regional meeting at Hannover fair CeBIT on Friday. Visit this free event to see the current version of VFX in action.

March 2004

Printed manual for VFX 8.0

The manual of Visual Extend 8.0 plus some technical articles and case studies are published in a printed book available from dFPUG. Sorry, by now in German language only.

 

 

February 2004

Please send references for Visual Extend 8.0

We would ask all users of VFX to send us short references to mailto:visualextend@dfpug.de like the following one for publication at our website:

For the last 30 days I have worked with the evaluation version and must say that I am very pleased with the quality. Development is much quicker than it used to be. I hope the next version will be even more complete and will include the CursorAdapter class. Of course you can use the quote. Congratulations on the effort of your group! I am happy to pay for your work as it will save me and probably a lot of other developers around the world a lot of work. Bart Van de Cruys, A&A Consultants Group, Beerse, Belgium

February 2004

New Build 0206 for Visual Extend 8.0

Since 6th February the Build 0206 of Visual Extend is available. It supports Czech IDE, Dutch as 9th language for the GUI of generated applications and includes some bugfixing. Have a look at the VFX 8.0 download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our VFX 8.0 Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

February 2004

VFX as Vendor of the Month at VFUG

For February and March Visual Extend is Vendor of the Month at the Virtual FoxPro User Group. Have a look there for a 10% discount.

January 2004

VFX 8.0 Build 1229 is available now

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

December 2003

VFX 8.0 Workshop offered

On 23rd of January 2004 we offer a one day workshop for the new version Visual Extend 8.0 showing all changes in the new version for Visual FoxPro 8.0 and Windows XP.

November 2003

VFX 8.0 Build 1213 is available now

Have a look at the VFX 8.0 download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our VFX 8.0 Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

November 2003

Presentations of VFX 8.0 at the
10. VFP-DevCon Germany 2003

 

At the 10. German Visual FoxPro Developer conference 2003 an Frankfurt/Main the new version 8.0 of Visual Extend will be presented in different vendor sessions by Uwe Habermann. Additionaly we have a VFX-usermeeting at one evening of the conference with a lot of additional topics.

October 2003

New version VFX 8.0 is available now

The new version VFX 8.0 for Visual FoxPro 8.0 is available at the download page. It is the largest update ever we did and contains dozens of very exciting enhancements as well as support for even more languages. Check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our VFX 8.0 Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

September 2003

VFX homepage now multilingual

The homepage for Visual Extend has been relaunched again. It now offers separate pages for German, English, French and Spanish.

August 2003

VFX as Vendor of the Month at VFUG

For July and August Visual Extend is Vendor of the Month at the Virtual FoxPro User Group. Have a look there for a 10% discount.

July 2003

First feature list for VFX 8.0 is available now

Have a look at the page Future for a first list of garantued features for the next version of VFX 8.0 for VFP 8.0.

June 2003

New VFX homepage is available now

The homepage for Visual Extend has been relaunched. It now offers separate pages for Manuals, Download, Reference, Support, Advertise, Register, Future and News in German and English.

May 2003

VFX 7.1 Workshop offered

On 23rd of May we offer a one day workshop for the new version Visual Extend 7.1 showing all changes for Visual FoxPro 8.0 and Windows XP.

April 2003

VFX 7.0 Build 7.01.0421 is available now

Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

March 2003

VFX 7.1 Free update is available now

The new version can be used with Visual FoxPro 8.0. Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

January 2003

VFX is taken over by dFPUG

The new owner of VFX, the dFPUG (FoxPro User Group of German language Inc. with about 1000 members), continues the support and development of this well-known framework!

December 2002

VFX 7.0 Build 7.02.1209 available now!

VFX 7.0 Build 7.02.1209 from December 09, 2002 is available now! Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

April 2002

VFX 7.0 Build 7.02.0411 available now!

VFX 7.0 Build 7.02.0411 from April 11, 2002 is available now! Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

March 2002

VFX 7.0 Build 7.02.0302 available now!

VFX 7.0 Build 7.02.0302 from 2nd of March, 2002 is available now! Have a look at the VFX 7.0 download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our VFX 7.0 Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

January 2002

VFX 7.0 Build 7.02.0101 available now!

VFX 7.0 Build 7.02.0101 from 1st of January, 2002 is available now! Have a look at the VFX 7.0 download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our VFX 7.0 Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

November 2001

VFX 7.0 Build 7.01.1113 available now!

VFX 7.0 Build 7.01.1113 from 13th of November, 2001 is available now! Have a look at the VFX 7.0 download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our VFX 7.0 Registration Web if you did not yet do so.

May 2001

VFX 6.0 and VFX 7.0 Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 Patch Releases.

Today, we re-patched VFX 6.0 and patched also VFX 7.0 for use with Windows 2000 Service Pack 2. Make sure to download this VFX 6.0 and 7.0 Builder Updates in order to be able to work with W2K SP 2. If you need a new Activation Key, please order one using our "Get Replacement Activation Key" button on the VFX 6.0 resp. VFX 7.0 registration page. Click here for the VFX 6.0 Download Page login, resp. here for the FX 7.0 Download Page login.

April 2001

VFX 7.0 Final Release available now!

VFX 7.0 Final Release 7.01.0425 from 25th of April, 2001 is available now! Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so. You can easily buy the new VFX 7.0 online on our secure server, just click on Buy NOW!

January 2001

VFX 7.0 Beta Build 7.01.0125 available now!

VFX 7.0 Beta Build 7.01.0125 from 30th of January, 2001 is available now! Have a look at the download page, check out the Update and Release notes and register today on our Registration Web if you did not yet do so.