- Created: 16 April 2019
We are very proud that we can announce that we have released X# Bandol RC 1 to our FOX subscribers.
A public build of this product will follow shortly.
This build has completed the VO and Vulcan compatible runtime.
Unfortunately we found some last minute issues in the DBFCDX driver which could corrupt your indexes. We have therefore decided NOT to include the DBFCDX driver. An update for this will follow in a few weeks.
Some of the highlights of this build:
new IS Pattern expressions:
IF <variable> IS <type> VAR <newvariable>
This automatically creates a new variable <newvariable> that is only visible in the scope of the IF expression.
We have also added extended support for the & operator in combination with the Alias (->) operator and made a change to the preprocessor to make it more compatible with Xbase++. You can now use
to read a field from a workarea where the fieldname is in the expression. Of course you can also use
which is almost what gets generated by the compiler.
There are many larger and smaller changes in the runtime to make it more compatible with VO and Vulcan.
There are also some changes in the Visual Studio integration, such as:
- inheriting windows forms from other forms in the same project
- fixed a 'hang' when opening projects inside VS 2019
- some improvements in the auto indenting
- new templates for VO and XPP class libraries
FOX Subscribers can download this new build here:
- Created: 01 April 2019
In this article we would like to share with you our development roadmap for the coming months.
We are now reaching the final stage of the development of the runtime for VO & Vulcan and we are looking at new things that you an expect the coming year.
In the coming weeks we will release the first Release Candidate for the XSharp runtime. After that we expect to need a few weeks to finish the final remaining issues.
The schedule show you what we have planned to do after that.
The schedule below of course is an indication and as always: no guarantees.
|XSharp 2.0 Release |
- RDD System
- VO Class libraries
|ReportPro 2 & 3 for XSharp 2.0||April 2019||May 2019|
|Xbase++ runtime functions||July 2019|
|(Visual) FoxPro dialect, including runtime functions |
and support for VFP DBC and VFP datatypes in the DBF format
and a VFP - X# +Visual Studio converter
|April 2019||August 2019|
|VO GUI and SQL Classes with Unicode and AnyCPU support (on top of Windows Forms and Ado.Net)||June 2019||August 2019|
|VFP UI Classes||August 2019||October 2019|
As you can see in the schedule above: we have not planned to do Xbase++ UI classes yet. We need a business case (someone with a business app that uses the Xbase++ UI classes) or someone that can help us to define what exactly is needed to do this.
If you are missing something in this schedule, or if you want to help to implement / add something, please let us know. We welcome your input.
- Created: 17 March 2019
This spring is going to be an exciting period. Not only will we present our product on the X# Summit in Austin, we also expect to finalize the development of the X# Runtime for VO & Vulcan.
On top of that we will finish the implementation of the Xbase++ dialect and we will start with the Visual FoxPro dialect. We are also preparing to promote our product at various FoxPro events around the world.
X# is really becoming a mature product !
To celebrate this we have a special introductionary price for new subscribers to the Friends Of XSharp program. If you follow this link, or if you goto the order page on shareit and enter the coupon code "SPRING2019" you will receive a 25% discount on the normal price of € 999.
This spring sale will end on June 21st.
- Created: 17 March 2019
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- Created: 12 March 2019
We have just published the detailed session schedule for the X# Summit next week in Austin.
We still have a few seats free, so you can still register.
- Created: 05 March 2019
We still have some free spots on this conference, and we'd really like to meet you there.
With the kind help of QLAdmin in Austin we have organized an interesting event.
More information about the event can be found on our website: https://www.xsharp.info/articles/other/x-summit-2019
If you are interested to come, please send us an email at .
Unfortunately the "early bird" discounts for the hotel are over, but they have rooms left: https://austincityhotel.com/
We hope to see you in Austin !
On behalf of the X# development team.
Robert van der Hulst
- Created: 26 February 2019
It's time for a short progress report. XSharp build 184.108.40.206 has been received very well by most of you.There were a few small problems and most of these have been tackled and in most cases a new DLL was created and delivered.
If you look at our GitHub repo you will have noticed that the work on the DBFCDX is progressing also. At this moment index opening and index creation is working, as well as skipping and seeking. The files created are binary compatible with the same files creates in VO and Vulcan. Actually in some rare cases we found a problem in the VO and Vulcan implementation. In the coming days we will finish the work in the CDX driver by implementing updating , deleting and inserting keys in existing indices. When that is finished we will produce a new build.
In the compiler and macro compiler a few small changes were made, nothing big,
Of course we are also preparing for the X# summit in Austin. We hope to see many of you there. If you have not registered yet, it is not too late Please send us an email and we will take care of the late registration.
- Created: 31 January 2019
We are very proud that we can announce that we have just released XSharp Bandol 9 "Winter has come" to our FOX subscribers.
- Created: 29 January 2019
The X# Summit in Austin is getting closer and closer. We are preparing everything for a great event.
If you haven't registered yet, now is the time to do so. The special hotel room price will expire on Feb 15, but apart from that we'd like to know a.s.a.p. if you are coming so we can confirm and reserve everything with the hotel and others involved.
The session schedule will become available in a week or two from now.
We hope to meet you in Austin !