GRAFUG Meeting June 18, 2005
It was great to see such a nice group for the last meeting of the summer. A huge thank you to Jody for bringing Lemon bars and muffins, they were greatly appreciated.
VFP9 - multiple detail bands in the report writer, there is a known bug under certain conditions. When you have three detail bands, and detail band one goes all the way to the bottom, detail band three appears at the top of the next page detail band two disappears. They will only give out the patch to those who specifically ask for it. KB 897575.
MSDN subscription stuff is totally being redone. If you are a VFP dev on the universal already, you’ll get vsts and ms premium. This is posted on the GRAFUG website.
Ken Levy posted the road map. Drew Speedie had a blog regarding this roadmap. http://visionpace.typepad.com/visionpace/2005/06/visual_foxpro_w.html
Southwest Fox – October 13th in Phoenix AZ
This month’s presentation was from Mike Tempe, regarding Virtual PC Console. Thanks Mike for such a nice topic!
License : 125$/copy or free with an MSDN subscription. (purchased from connectix, now it is a MS product.) Most of the OS’s you can run under this, as long as you run it totally for testing. You need to have legal copies of different platforms. You take one computer with plenty of memory and a fast processor. (1G of memory) It runs like it has an S3 card, so your resolutions it can handle are only what an S3 can handle. You don’t want to set your Virtual machine to be full screen so you can still get to the back or toggle. If you want to make virtual server, you should buy the virtual server product, not the virtual PC. The virtual PC can’t even see the host OS unless you give it permission to get at it. Right alt in virtual PC is the hotkey. It has a separate registry and it’s own bias behind the screen. When you are all done, and exit the virtual pc, it will ask you if you really want to commit the changes to your virtual PC. Installing them took a long time because of all the updates, etc.
Channel 9 has a webcast of virtual PC….
DBDesigner 4, a table designer program that is free. Diagramming. You can even run queries, etc. This goes via odbc which has certain limitations, because the odbc driver hasn’t been updated since vfp6, but if you use sql server, mysql, sql light and oracle, it won’t matter. It’s a little on the ‘buggy’ side. But nothing that has made him stop using it. Not a Microsoft product, but has significant tie to mySql. Foxwiki, data modeling tools there will be a page about it. http://www.fabForce.net
The next meeting is September 17, 2005. Hope everyone has a great couple months off!
If you too wish to volunteer to be a speaker for a future meeting, information and a link for topic submission can be found on our website: http://www.GRAFUG.org.