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Visual Extend 8.0 Rapid Application Development with VFX 8.0. Venelina Jordanova, Uwe Habermann [email protected], [email protected] Venelina Jordanova Working with FoxPro since 10 years MCP Software Development Team Leader J.E.I.-Varna. Dipl.-Inform. Uwe Habermann

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Visual Extend 8.0Rapid Application Developmentwith VFX 8.0

Venelina Jordanova, Uwe Habermann

[email protected], [email protected]


Venelina Jordanova

Working with FoxPro since 10 years

MCP

Software Development Team Leader

J.E.I.-Varna

Dipl.-Inform. Uwe Habermann

Working with FoxPro since 10 years

MCP für VFP

Freelancer since 1986

Consultant of ProLib, ISYS and other companies

Visual Extend Product Manager

Who is talking?


Visual Extend 8.0What is this?

  • Rapid Application Development Framework for VFP 8

  • VFX 8.0 comes with

    • Template application

    • Task Pane

    • Many Builders and Wizards


Let´s create a Sample Application

V

enelina´s

antastic

F

P

izzas


VFX - Application Wizard

  • Create new Projects

    • Enter the folder and database

    • Enter texts for the about dialog

    • Make settings for the application object

    • Enter project information

    • Compile all files

      Let´s go!


The generated VFX application

  • Splash-Screen

  • Login dialog

  • Menu and Toolbar

  • XP style open dialog

  • User management

  • User rights

  • and much more features...


What to do now?

  • Create a database

    • Using the VFP database designer

    • Or using xCase

    • Or using SDT


VFX – Form Wizard

  • Create forms based on one of the VFX form classes:

    • cDataFormPage

    • cTreeViewForm

    • cTableForm

    • cOneToMany

    • cTreeViewOneToMany

    • cAskViewArg

    • cWizard

  • Based on own form classes


VFX – cDataFormPage Builder

  • Reentrant Builder

    • Controls on pages of a pageframe

    • Search grid includes many features 

    • Setting of form properties

  • Usage of own classes for controls

    • Corresponding to the DBC settings

    • Corresponding to the VFX project properties

  • Example: Customers


The Form at runtime

  • Autoedit

  • Incrementel search in the grid

    • Multi-Column-Sort

  • Search dialog (setting a filter)

  • Saving settings per user

    • Size and Position of the form on the desktop

    • Column width, column order and sort order of grids

    • Search criteria


VFX – cTableForm Builder

  • Reentrant Builder

    • Controls and search grid side by side

    • Setting of form properties

  • Printing, PDF-Export, sending e-mails

  • Example: Products


Printing, PDF Export, E-Mail

  • Printing in all form possible without creating any report

  • E-Mail creation via

    • Postscript printer driver

    • Ghostscript

    • MAPI


VFX - cOneToMany Builder

  • cOneToMany

    • Edit and search of parent data similar to cDataFormPage

    • Edit child data in a grid

    • Support of multiple children

  • Example: Orders.scx


Pickfields

  • Select a customer for an order

    • VFX – CPickField Builder

  • Select a product for an order detail

    • VFX – CPickAlterTextbox Builder


Linked-Child-Forms

  • Call a Child Form

  • Support of multiple Children

  • Hierarchical linking possible

  • Properties for control

    • lCloseChildformOnExit

    • lAutoSyncChildform

  • Example: Customers - Orders


VFX – cTreeviewForm Builder

  • Reentrant Builder

    • Treeview controls for hierarchical display of data

    • Pageframe for editing data

    • Setting of form properties

  • Example: Category


Forms based on Views

  • Views can be used in all VFX forms classes

    • thisform.lWorkOnView=.T.

  • Enter View Parameters

    • CAskViewArg

    • CAskViewArgPgf

  • Example: Supplier


VFX - Product Activation

  • Integrated Product Activation

    • For up to 32 rights or modules

    • Define activation rules

    • The developer can decide about the activation rules

  • Create Activation Key

    • Create activation keys for customers

    • Support of time limited keys


VFX – Product Update

  • Update customers application via the Internet

  • Automatic download and installation at the customer


Links

  • Download and Information about VFX:

    • www.visualextend.com

  • More information about VFX:

    • www.my-vfx.de

  • Free Support for VFX in English and German:

    • News://news.dfpug.de


Thank you very much andHave fun with VFX!

Venelina Jordanova & Uwe Habermann


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