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Tamar E. Granor,
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Press date: June, 2010
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July, 2010 - Number 15
Silverlight: Silverlight for VFP Developers
[[Venelina Jordanova, Uwe Habermann]]
In the past most 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
The search is over. A new technology is now
available. With this technology VFP developers are
one step ahead. You can build the most modern
user interfaces with animation, transitions, multi-
touch capabilities, and you can build Internet
applications, which work with VFP databases and
with VFP code. Silverlight offers all these options.
This is the first article in a series, which will
introduce VFP developers to Silverlight.
VFPX: Code References
The Code Reference developer tool is one of those
tools some developers find indispensible and other
developers find less useful. Regardless of your
opinion, all Visual FoxPro developers have the
need to do global searching of the different source
code fles included in their projects. Jim Nelson
decided he wanted a few of his enhancements
ideas implemented to make his searching more
productive and is making Code References a little
more powerful. This month Rick digs into the beta
release of this product to show you what is new,
and maybe even shed some light on some gotchas
with the latest release.
Deep Dive: Practical Uses for GDIPlusX, Part 2
GDIPlusX is a VFPX project that exposes GDI+
to VFP applications as a set of VFP class libraries.
GDIPlusX makes it easy to add new graphical
abilities to your applications, allowing you to
provide a fresher and more powerful user interface.
This article is the second in a series that examines
some practical uses for GDIPlusX.
Understanding Business Objects, Part 1
[[Tamar Granor]], PhD
I've been hearing about business objects since some
time in the mid-1990's. Not long after VFP added
object-orientation, people started recommending
that business logic be encapsulated into a set of
separate objects. Intellectually, I understood the
idea, but the examples I saw never really seemed
to deliver on the promise. The standard example
involved a customer object with the customer
data entry form calling on that business object to
do things like calculate sales tax. While I could see
how to build that kind of object, it didn't seem all
that important. In my latest application, though, I discovered the power of business objects.