Welcome to Rick Strahl's West Wind Technologies Web Site. Here you can find a large white paper archive, an active message board and Rick's WebLog. We are also developers of a host of tools and applications designed to make software developers more productive.
Version 5.66April 9th, 2013
Create Web applications with Visual FoxPro and take advantage of a powerful and proven framework. Version 5 adds a new Web Control Framework on top of the core Web Connection engine, adding a rich, visual and control based approach to FoxPro Web development. Optionally use Visual Studio to layout your controls and HTML with full layout support and Intellisense, but create and debug code using pure FoxPro code in the FoxPro IDE. While the Web Control Framework is new, Web Connection still works and improves upon the classic MVC style mode with new HtmlHelpers and templating of earlier versions. So what are you waiting for? FoxPro Web Development was never easier than this.
Version 4.67 March 12th, 2013
Need to create digital documentation? Help Builder is here to help you create professional documentation for end user applications, developer components, or documentation or online knowledgebases for a project, product or service. Focus on creating documentation quickly with an interactive editor and design templates that let you concentrate on your content. Output to Html Help (CHM), plain Html for your Web site and Word or PDF output all from a single source. If you're a software developer you can also import and document .NET, FoxPro and COM components, Web Services, Sql Server and FoxPro databases and work with Help Builder directly in Visual Studio and Visual FoxPro.
Version 1.25 May 15th, 2013
Need to call Web Services with Visual FoxPro? Then check out our Web Service Proxy Generator that can easily create FoxPro SOAP 1.x Web Service clients using the reliable .NET service client as the connector interface. This tool automates the .NET service client generation and creates a FoxPro front end class. It's easy and you can call complex SOAP 1.x services in minutes using simple FoxPro classes.
Version 1.25Jan. 3rd, 2013
The West Wind Web & Ajax Toolkit provides a host of essential utility functionality for your ASP.NET Web applications. From easy to use AJAX and REST services and jQuery client access, to a powerful DataBinding control, to Globalization, to core ASP.NET utility functionality like logging, error handling and configuration and script management, to a large set of utility functions useful in just about any .NET and/or ASP.NET Web project. This toolkit comprises a set of functionality that is not flashy, but covers many core, day to day tasks required in almost every .NET and Web application. Get productive today.
Version 2.01 Dec. 30th, 2012
Create easy to use, strongly typed configuration classes in .NET and store configuration data in a variety of common storage formats. Store config data in .config files, different sections or external files, or use plain XML files, strings, or SQL tables to store configuration data. Never have missing configuration values again as defaults are always present and can optionally be written to the configuration store if they don't exist yet. Encrypt individual configuration keys selectively and write configuration any time. Lots of features and easy to use - it's never been so easy to create easily managed configuration data into your apps.
Version 5.66 Feb. 5, 2013
West Wind Client Tools is a rich suite of utility classes that provide Internet functionality including SMTP & POP3 Email, full featured HTTP Web access, FTP and low level TCP/IP access. Utility classes include object based data access to SQL Server and Web Data, a light-weight business object framework, a .NET Interop helper component, XML conversion features, basic graphing for both desktop and Web applications, several configuration management classes and a rich library of utility and API functions useful in everyday Visual FoxPro development.
September 25th, 2012
Need to access .NET code from FoxPro? wwDotnetBridge is a free and open source .NET Runtime hosting engine and .NET access helper for Visual FoxPro. It allows hosting of the .NET runtime in your FoxPro applications, and can access .NET components without having to register those components for COM first. This opens up most of the .NET framework and .NET 3rd party libraries to your code.
Version 3.43 Feb. 20, 2011
Keep an eye on your Web sites with West Wind Web Monitor and make sure your sites are up and running and returning results that you expect. Web Monitor can notify you via email or pager when your site is not responding to requests. Get notified when sites go down and when they come back up. Fire URLs and/or applications in response to failures to take automated corrective action. Version 3.0 is built using Microsoft .Net technology and adds support for Windows Service operation, Web based remote administration, improved logging and is available as an optional source code version. Version 3.41 provides allows RegEx searches of content, notification tresholds and many small user interface enhancements.
Version 2.50 10/30/2009
The Web Store provides a source code based, .NET e-commerce base implementation and business and Web framework. Get a store a store setup and running in minutes with quick Web based setup, a full online administration interface, flexible user interface design, support for several Credit Card Gateways including Authorize.NET, PayFlowPro and PayPal, and easily extensible business logic based using a provided business framework. The Web Store is more than just an application - it's also a full featured Web application framework that can be used for any type of application, plus it includes a full featured offline WinForms offline client application.Free West Wind Web Configuration Utility
Version 1.0 8/1/2005
Ever need to quickly install a Web application on a different server? You copy files and then you start fiddling with IIS to create a virtual directory, set directory permissions, possibly configure your Visual Studio.NET solution file to run in the different application path or configure MSDE/SQL Server to create a accounts? If you do this a lot this utility is for you. This utility performs these tasks through either an easy to use Windows Forms interface or through a command line interface that uses an XML configuration file that can 'just do it'.
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