Updates for ReportPro 2 and ReportPro 3 for the X# runtime have been uploaded to the download areas on this website.
To celebrate the release of XSharp Bandol GA we have created a special 25% discount on our Friends Of XSharp membership price. This special offer lasts until September 30, 2019.
A quick status update to let you know that we are on schedule for our upcoming Bandol 2.0 release.
All of the open issues have been resolved and we have also successfully recompiled ReportPro 2, ReportPro 3 and Vo2Ado (now called Xs2Ado) with the X# runtime.
So those of you who depend on these libraries should expect no problems.
When no show stoppers are found this week then we'll release this version by the end of this week.
After that, for build 2.1, we will work on further Visual FoxPro compatibility, such as completing the FoxPro language support (class definitions, header file with the necessary commands) and FoxPro runtime support. Build 2.1 will also include the SDF and DELIM RDDs that are used to read and write text files. We also intend to add support for parameters by reference to functions and methods with CLIPPER calling convention.
Stay tuned !
August 15 update
Internal testing has revealed some problems that we really like to fix before shipping this new release. We need a couple of more days. Thanks for your patience !
We are very proud to announce that we have released XSharp Bandol 2.0 GA to our FOX subscribers today.
This new release concludes the beta period of the XSharp Runtime. This runtime consists of a library of runtime functions, an RDD system and a macro compiler. We have also migrated the Visual Objects SDK libraries to XSharp and recompiled them to work with the XSharp runtime.
With this new release of XSharp you can now migrate Visual Objects applications to .Net without the need for any other products.
Your Visual Objects applications should migrate with minimal changes.
One important difference compared with Visual Objects is that we have now also added an RDD that suppors the Visual FoxPro file format (DBFVFP). You should be able to read and update Visual FoxPro files with this release if you switch to the DBFVFP driver. Support for VFP Database Containers will be added later.
Later this week we'll also release new versions of ReportPro 2 and ReportPro 3 that are also compiled against the X# runtime.
And we've heard <g> that a new release of Vo2Ado for X# (Xs2Ado) will also be available later this week.
A public installer for this build is expected next week.
For the coming months we plan to work on:
- Enhanced support for the Visual FoxPro dialect
- Enhancements that allow you to bind a DBF workarea to a Grid and other bindable .Net components
- VO compatible GUI and SQL classes based on Windows Forms and Ado.Net that will also run in 'anycpu' and will support Unicode
- Support for .Net Core in the project system
- and more.
We also plan to open up our Github repository with the Compiler source code (which is now private) to the general public.
Stay tuned !
We have just released XSharp Bandol RC3 for our Fox subscribers.
This build finalizes the XSharp runtime. The next build will be the XSharp Bandol GA release.
If you want to download the complete list of changes click here: