OneNote to Rule Them All

Posted by in Database, FoxPro, Presentations on 09. Jul, 2016 | 2 Comments

I’m putting together this session for the SWFox Conference in September, and the more I get into it the more excited I am. You may know OneNote is a pretty convenient place to keep information. But with its ability to store text, graphics, audio, video, hyperlinks, along with its sharing and replication features, OneNote can […]

String.Format for Visual FoxPro

Posted by in C#, FoxPro on 03. Nov, 2015 | 3 Comments

[Originally Published in FoxRockX, September 2010] If you haven’t used C#’s String.Format() method, it’s a real treat. There’s nothing natively like it in VFP, but we can certainly roll our own equivalent. This will make our code easier to read and maintain. This article will show why you want to do that, and how to […]

Southwest Fox 2012 is History, but 2013 Announced

Posted by in Community Relations, FoxPro on 22. Oct, 2012 | 3 Comments

Another Southwest Fox is in the bag, and let me tell you this conference is still going strong. We saw a lot of hands go up when they asked how many people were new this year, which was outstanding.  Folks are already starting to blog about their experiences, and Steve Bodnar from Geeks and Gurus […]

Southwest Fox 2012 is Almost Here!

Posted by in Database, FoxPro, Web on 14. Oct, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is The major annual conference for Visual FoxPro developers, and something that we all look forward to every year. The best part about this conference is the socializing with longtime friends who have followed a similar career arc. The focus each year is becoming more and more about expanding our skills beyond Visual FoxPro. […]

“Function Sequence Error” in VFP Remote Views

Posted by in FoxPro on 07. May, 2012 | 2 Comments

This was a first for me. An application that had been working fine suddenly started throwing a “Function Sequence Error” when retrieving data from a remote view. That error message was a little misleading, as I didn’t have any functions in my view that could even be out of sequence! Googling around didn’t lead to […]

But What Do You *Do*?

Posted by in Database, FoxPro, Web on 04. May, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m often asked “What do you do?” Depdending on whose asking I’ll give an answer ranging from “I work with computers,” to “I design and implement custom solutions that help business operate more efficiently.” A common followup question is, “Can you design a website?” Well…yes, but that kid down the street can probably do what […]

Catching Up: I’m Speaking and Writing and Reviewing to start 2012

Posted by in Community Relations, FoxPro, Web on 30. Jan, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s been way too long, so it’s time I caught everybody up on what’s been going on over here. As you might guess from the lack of posts I’ve been kinda busy, but that’s really no excuse. Last weekend I just got back from FoxCon 2012 in Toledo. This is a great regional conference for […]

I’m Speaking at Southwest Fox 2011

Posted by in Community Relations, FoxPro, Other on 13. Sep, 2011 | 2 Comments

It occurs to me that I’ve neglected to blog about the fact that I’m speaking at Southwest Fox 2011. For those unfamiliar, Southwest Fox is the premiere Visual FoxPro Developer’s Conference. It’s at a fantastic resort in Gilbert (Phoenix suburb) AZ, and like all conferences the people are fantastic. I was invited to speak there […]

The type specified in the TypeName property of ObjectDataSource ‘xx’ could not be found.

Posted by in C#, FoxPro on 11. Jul, 2011 | 1 Comment

This one gets me every time, so I’m going to write it up in hopes that next time I search for it, I’ll find my own solution. Situation: You’ve created a datasource in your .Net app, and want to use it on your report (RDLC). You create the report, point to the new Dataset, drop […]

VFP apps on Android and iPhone?

Posted by in C#, Database, FoxPro, Hardware, Web on 14. Apr, 2011 | 17 Comments

A few times lately I’ve been asked if we could have an Android or iPhone version of our custom Visual FoxPro application. Of course the quick answer is “No,” because there is not and never will be a mobile version of Visual FoxPro (though it probably runs on Windows CE, but ugh). I’ve spent some […]