What's new and happening
West Wind Technologies has released an update to the Web Service Proxy Generator, which automates the process for creating FoxPro clients to complex SOAP 1.x Web Services. The tool makes calling Web Services as easy as calling methods on a generated FoxPro proxy class. This release adds the ability to access some natively unsupported .NET types like Long and Single from FoxPro. A new HttpLogin() method has been added to the FoxPro proxy to simplify remote authentication in a more discoverable fashion. The Proxy Wizard now automatically requests Administrative Permissions from Windows UAC to run without permission failures. The Proxy Generator is available as shareware and registered users can simply re-download the registered version for a free update.
West Wind Technologies has released version 5.66 of its FoxPro Web Application framework today. Web Connection makes it easy to build Web applications using the familar Visual FoxPro environment for development, testing and debugging. Version 5.66 adds a new upload component for uploading large and multiple files using the popular plUpload library. There are also a host of styling enhancements for the default layouts provided, configuration enhancements as well as improvements in the new rock solid JSON parser. Web Connection is free to try and this is a free upgrade to registered users of version 5.50 and later
West Wind Technologies has released version 5.66 of West Wind Client Tools. Client Tools provide a host of Internet functionality to FoxPro applications including support for sending and retrieving email, rich HTTP access, FTP up and downloads as well as high level data services that allow for remote data and RPC calls over HTTP. The toolkit also contains utility classes including a simple business object layer, SQL Server access wrapper, SOAP and XML class, PDF rendering and more. This update provides a much improved JSON de-serializer, many improvements to wwDotnetBridge and a host of utility function additions.
We've released version 1.25 of the West Wind Web & AJAX Toolkit for ASP.NET. The toolkit includes powerful and easy to use server side AJAX and REST services as well as a rich client side jQuery library to interact with server side code easily. The toolkit also provides many utilities including a two way databinding support, globalization, a business object layer (for L2S and EFCF), tools to provide logging and configuration manangement plus a plethora of utility functionality useful both in Web and desktop applications. This release adds many new features to the REST/AJAX service handlers and adds a new Entity Framework Business object framework. The toolkit is free for non-commercial use and liberally licensed for commercial use.
West Wind Technologies has released version 5.65 of its FoxPro Web Application framework today. Web Connection makes it easy to build Web applications using the familar Visual FoxPro environment for development and debugging. Version 5.65 adds many new administrative features including better support for root Web configuration, support for IIS Express, better configuration for the .NET Handler, and Windows 8 support. Also new are IF/ENDIF support in templates and a new rock solid JSON deserializer. Web Connection is free to try and this is a free upgrade to registered users of version 5.50 and later.
West Wind Technologies has released an update to the Web Service Proxy Generator, which automates much of the process of creating FoxPro clients to call complex SOAP 1.x Web Services. The tool makes calling Web Services as easy as calling FoxPro methods on a proxy. This release adds better support for local, non-Web WSDL source files, handles Windows UAC security, improves custom parameter passing for DataSet, Guid, Arrays and a few other problematic COM Interop types. The Proxy Generator is available as shareware and registered users can simply re-download for a free update.
If you need to call FoxPro COM components from ASP.NET recent changes in .NET 4.0 have made this process a bit easier. This article expands on my previous articles on calling FoxPro COM components in .NET and ASP.NET in particular by using more modern technologies like ASP.NET MVC and Web Services to call FoxPro COM Components and taking advantage of the Dynamic language improvements in .NET 4.0 that make it much easier to consume FoxPro COM components in .NET.