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Tamar E. Granor,
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Press date: September, 2008
Printed issue availability: 2008/09 issue being mailed on 9/02.
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September, 2008 - Number 4
Intro: Career Investment 101 - How can I become a better developer?
Rick gets asked the question: how can I become a better developer? He
explains how he attempts to stay at the top of his game in software
VFPX: Putting the OutlookNavBar to use
The Microsoft Outlook user interface was all the rage a few years ago. The
last two versions of Outlook include the navigation bar with separate panes
for you to manage email, calendar, contacts, tasks, etc. Developers
scrambled to duplicate this interface in VFP applications. Emerson Stanton
Reed first created the Outlook2003Bar. This month Rick is going to show you
how to implement the most current OutlookNavBar and demonstrate some new
flexibility included in the July 2008 release.
Deep Dive: Practical Uses for XML, Part 2
In part 1 of this two-part article, Doug examined the basics of XML: what it
is, how it's structured, how to create XML, and how to parse it. This
article focuses on why XML is useful and shows some practical examples of
how he's used XML in various applications.
[[KitBox]]: A program is trying to automatically send e-mail
[[Marcia Akins]] and [[Andy Kramek]]
Sending E-mail from within an application is often more than a luxury, and
there are many ways of doing it in Visual FoxPro. Outlook automation is a
common approach and works well, but the version of Collaboration Data
Objects that was introduced with Windows 2000 offers a more flexible and
extensible approach that allows you to generate E-mail without needing a
specific E-mail client installed, or even a work-around for the security
patch introduced in Office 2000 SP2. In this month's column Andy and Marcia
show how to implement CDO in Visual FoxPro.
New Ways: Working with text
[[Tamar Granor]], PhD
VFP's tools for working with text have improved as the importance of text
files has grown. In a world where we need to parse and create HTML, XML, and
other text formats, using the best VFP has to offer makes the job a lot
TimeFrame Class - Autoset Past or Future Date Range in Reports
Many financial and forecasting reports require a start date and an end date
to be entered in the Report Setup interface. This can be a past or a future
time period. A sales summary for the last completed Quarter or a preventive
maintenance forecast for the next month are typical examples. It's not easy
for the user to figure out the limiting dates in the first place and
secondly, users in general are averse to typing in dates in the stipulated
format. The TimeFrame class was created to make it easy to autoset a date
range with a click. Select any past or future time period from a dropdown
list and the two dates are filled in programmatically. The user can then
override either date or select the Open Dates option to enter a date range