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 | 18 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 […]

14 Things I Learned at FoxCon 2011

Posted by in C#, Database, FoxPro on 31. Jan, 2011 | 2 Comments

Another great conference for Visual FoxPro Developers, although this one didn’t focus solely on Visual FoxPro. What did I learn there?

MadFox January 2011 Recap

Posted by in Database, FoxPro, Web on 19. Jan, 2011 | 2 Comments

Another great MadFox is in the books!

In Visual FoxPro, Using 32-bit ODBC Drivers on 64-bit Windows

Posted by in Database, FoxPro on 24. Nov, 2010 | 33 Comments

Notes to my future self on how to get 32-bit ODBC drivers installed on 64-bit Windows.

Southwest Fox 2010 Recap

Posted by in Community Relations, Database, FoxPro, Other on 25. Oct, 2010 | 1 Comment

Southwest Fox 2010 has come and gone. Here’s my take.

VFPXTab is not multi-user friendly

Posted by in FoxPro on 29. Sep, 2010 | 0 Comments

If you use VFPXTab to calculate cross-tabs in VFP, you have to modify it to make it work properly in a  multi-user environment. We have a client with West-Wind Web Connection on their server, and one of their dashboard widgets used a cross-tab of some data.  Periodically an error would get automatically emailed to us  […]

The Upgrade Trail from Visual FoxPro to Silverlight is Getting Blazed

Posted by in C#, Database, FoxPro, Other, Web on 23. Aug, 2010 | 1 Comment

If you’re interested in upgrading to Silverlight, Southwest Fox Conference is the place to go.

MadFox July 2010 Recap: It’s Like Jazz

Posted by in C#, FoxPro, Other on 21. Jul, 2010 | 0 Comments

July’s MadFox meeting was like good jazz: we played around with a main theme throughout the night while continually improvising side solos on whatever caught our fancy at the time. We slowly built up to the main theme by reintroducing a theme from a previous meeting, Freshbooks. We discussed some of the features of Freshbooks […]