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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 09h36
Devart team is proud to introduce the new version of ODBC Drivers for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server and SQL Azure with secure connection support: via SSH protocol, via SSL protocol, via HTTP tunnel. Gained support of Linux 32/64 and Mac OS 32/64. Also, we improved compatibility of ODBC drivers with: Microsoft Power BI Desktop, Microsoft Visual FoxPro. Download new drivers you may through the following links

Kevin Cully on "Xojo Development" - Monday, February 15th, 2016 at 18h30
Our February meeting will feature Kevin Cully of Atlanta who will speak on "Xojo Development with focus on 64bit apps and Raspberry Pi". Xojo is a great development tool for developers who are used to developing in Microsoft Visual FoxPro and Microsoft .NET. It allows application development, not just only Windows, but Mac, Linux, Web, iOS and now the Raspberry Pi computer as well. In addition, Xojo now allows for building 64-bit applications in addition to 32-bit applications. We'll look a...

Map it with Google! - Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 19h00
The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group will be next Tuesday, December 9 at 7 PM in room 125, Devry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. Feel free to come as early as 6:30 and bring some dinner. Google maps is a tremendously powerful service that can really add useful functionality to your apps. This session will introduce the Google Maps API and show an application that was built around it.

Unleash the New .NET: Open Source and Running on OS X, Linux & Windows - Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 20h00
The first user group meeting for the "revived" User Group will be tonight, thursday evening, January 21st, at the Microsoft Office in Times Square, NY. Our speaker will be Nick Landry. We look forward to help running this User Group and getting to see the MMs share their knowledge and their passion for their craft as software professionals. It's a new year with new opportunities.

New York, New York, United States
For over 15 years, the NYC .NET Developers Group has been the definitive community for .NET Developers in the New York City Metropolitan area. Each month, we bring you top speakers, free product giveaways, and great community networking, all for free. We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at the NY Microsoft Offices at 11 Times Square (West 41st Street and 8th Avenue), 6th Floor. Our group is run by well known experts in Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft MVPs and the Microsoft Re...

Bob Pierce on Manufacturing Automation w/VFP - Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 20h00
Our January 2016 meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm (CST) on Monday the 18th (today!) at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart suite 1212, IMSA classroom. Bob Pierce will present a session on Manufacturing Automation with VFP. This promises to be an interesting and unique topic for VFP developers. Please register using the EventVrite link on the home page at

Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 09h01, Belmar, New Jersey, United States
I am looking for an experienced VFP/SQL developer. .NET experience is preferable but not required. We have developed a very large custom VFP system for our client over many years. We are constantly adding features - and even new modules using VFP/SQL. We have developed a website in .NET which we will doing a lot of work on. You must be able to develop, test, and communicate well. The system, while pretty well organized, is very large - so you must be able to learn and understand...

West Wind Web Connection 6.0 - Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 19h00
From the West Wind web site, here’s the description of the product: Create Web applications with Visual FoxPro and take advantage of a powerful and proven framework using the FoxPro environment you already know. Develop and test your code inside of the VFP IDE against live Web requests. Web Connection provides a core foundation engine, and several high level frameworks for developing just about any kind of Web application you can imagine. Create server driven HTML with our ASP.NET like We...

Gems and Nuggets learned at SWFox 2015 - Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 18h30
The Chicago FoxPro Users and Developers Group will meet on Monday, the 21st of December 2015 at 5:30pm at 1871 (in the Merchandise Mart, 12th floor) in the IMSA classroom. Our topic for December will be a discussion of gems and nuggets found at SWFox 2015 presented by members who attended that conference. Please RSVP using the EventBrite link on our home page:

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 05h33
From West Wind Technologies: "Help Builder is a tool to create documentation for all kinds of scenarios including application or developer documentation, FAQs, snippet repositories, knowledge bases, Help Desk references. Using Help Builder's low friction interface to create content you can generate HTML Web site output, CHM files or export to Word or PDF. It uses all Web based technologies for styling, templating and customization, and lets you focus on creating your content not worrying about markup. Using 5.0's new editor ..."

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Simultaneous logins
Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 00h18
Simultaneous logins is now supported. Thus, you can login from various access points without affecting other connections.

Toolbar enhancements
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 00h00
Toolbar in the support area for the counters has been adjusted to indicate new content only. The related options have been moved at the beginning of the toolbar for standardization and priority. Search in calendar is now under Search. Likes for all messages is now under Reports. Time display is deprecated.

Collapsable support when replying
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 11h29
Collapsable support for "Forward a copy of this reply to these members" is now supported.

Intelligent filtering for forum dropdown on lists
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 12h58
In the support area, the lists now support intelligent filtering on dropdown headers. In lists where you have a forum dropdown, only the related choices of your data will be available in the list headers. It makes it easier to know the forum(s) related to the content of the list and to filter on it/them.

Adjustments in search functionality
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 23h34
The search engine in the support area has been adjusted to allow in-page search result, thus no need to go back to the search criteria page from the result. There is also the ability to expand/collapse the form to get more options. The search is also now available to all but links are disabled for non subcribers.

Better support for container on external targets
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h04
We enhanced the container support for external targets. Thus, users who sometimes click on a message with a right click to open in a new window will see the message to be opened within a new container. This then provides all the functionalities as desired into an unlimited number of windows supported.

Anonymous support
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h03
Anonymous access is now supported. Anonymous mode allows you to get a look and feel of the Universal Thread. You can have access to most of the content. As soon as you want to create something, you will be ask to log in, thus, to create an account if you do not already have one. Logging in with an account allows you to exchange support as well as giving you additional options, which you cannot see in anonymous mode.

Google Map integration for user groups
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 16h41
We have added the integration of Google Map for user groups and user group meetings related content. Feel free to update your user group meeting address as required.

Phase 3 released
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 16h00
The phase 3 of major enhancements to the site was released today. Content publishing contains more information in various sections such as News and Jobs. Extended profile from members show a more detailed content. Support area has been simplified and enhanced at various locations.

Phase 2 released
Saturday, January 16th, 2016 at 00h35
The phase 2 of major enhancements to the site was released tonight. A lot of new enhancements in the layout for mobile devices have been added as well as several restructurations of content.

Widget support deprecated
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 17h42
The Widget support will be deprecated on January 15. If you have it installed on your Web site, you may adjust accordingly.

Mobile friendly
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 17h00
The site, for its content outside the support area, is now mobile friendly. Most of the content publishing, such as the main page, the news, the downloads and the user group meetings is now responsive for mobile devices such as smartphones.

Upgrade to SHA-2 certificate
Sunday, November 9th, 2014 at 13:00
We have upgraded the site to SHA-256 (SHA-2) certificate. The situation should be transparent with most browsers but we encourage to keep your browser up to date. Interesting information can be found here.

Automatic resizing
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 15:00
When in a message related pages, you can click on Options and select "Message display with maximum width" to force the display of the message to use the maximum spacing area based on your browser window resolution.

Removal of email message to a friend
Sunday, July 1st, 2014 at 14:11
Due to the new Canada Anti-spam Legislation (CASL), effective July 1st, 2014, we have removed the option to email a message to a friend, the option remains for the need to email the message to you.

Secure link SSL
Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 14:53
The site now runs under SSL for the entire site providing a higher security for the authentication and its related data being transmitted.

Home page favorite link
Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 14:50
If you have a favorite link to the site, you may adjust it to This will resolve a notification issue from the browser.

Custom login
Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 14:48
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Trusted Web site
Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 14:46
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