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Today we have released a new installer for XSharp Bandol 2.3 to our FOX subscribers.

The complete readme with the description of the changes can be found here

{rsfiles path="fox/Compiler/XSharpSetup23Fox.zip"}

A short report on what we have been doing in the last months. The things below will be included in the next build (2.3) that will be released in the coming week.

Compiler

We have added support for #pragma options and #pragma warnings. We have also added support for FoxPro Currency literals ($123.4567). We have also added support for the /cs (Case Sensitive) compiler option. And the compiler now also includes a string version of the compiled codeblocks, so you can see what the original source looked like in the debugger. And several other smaller issues were fixed as well.

Runtime

We have added prototypes for all FoxPro functions that we plan to support. They are not all implemented yet, but they are included in the help file already with a "-- todo--" comment (See also https://www.xsharp.info/runtimehelp/html/T_XSharp_VFP_Functions.htm). We have also added fixed several reported issues and added support for the FoxPro Currency type. Usuals can now also be of type "currency".

RDD system

In the last years we have presented you with a development roadmap at the beginning of the year. And that is a tradition that we'd like to keep.

Below is an overview of what we are planning to do in 2020. Of course we will also continuously keep fixing bugs and keep adding small enhancements as we like.

Finally the obvious disclaimer: these are our plans. They are not set in stone. We will adjust these plans whenever we see fit.

 

VO & Vulcan
Runtime

FoxPro
Runtime

Compiler

Visual Studio

Q1

Sync with VO 2.8 SP4
Release of X# SQL Classes based on Ado.Net
X# versions of all the Fab tools
Make ReportPro for X# more VO compatible

SQL based cursors (ODBC but also OleDb, Ado.net)
Implementation of several runtime functions

Most Foxpro commands,
Local functions and methods, USING VAR

Additions to VO editors (class= lists, options pages etc).
Debugger extensions
Editor / intellisense improvements

Q2

Beta of X# VO compatible UI classes based on Windows Forms

FoxPro forms support
More runtime functions
DBC support, Data Environments, Cursor Adapters

Some new features from C# 8, such as exception filters, tuples and more
Dialect support for X# scripting

Foxpro forms editor,
VO form editor resources less code generation

Q3

Release of X# VO UI Classes & windows forms

Foxpro reports
Embedded SQL on top of FoxPro tables

Embedded SQL and FoxPro tables

.Net Core support inside Visual Studio


Q4

ReportPro runtime based on Windows Forms
Present at German Conference

What's left
Present at SW Fox,

t.b.d.

Support for .editorconfig for all editor options
VS VNext() ?

We have just released a new installer for XSharp Bandol 2.20 to our FOX subscribers.

This build fixes a few issues found in Bandol 2.1. It also adds support for the FoxPro Cursor.Field syntax.

The complete readme with the description of the changes can be found here

{rsfiles path="fox/Compiler/XSharpSetup22Fox.zip"}

A public "Christmas" build will follow shortly.

Today we have released a new installer for XSharp Bandol 2.2a to our FOX subscribers.

The most important change in this build is that we have fixed the error message that was shown inside Visual Studio after installing X# 2.2 and loading a solution without X# projects (why would you want to do that <g>)

The complete readme with the description of the changes can be found here

{rsfiles path="fox/Compiler/XSharpSetup22aFox.zip"}

Azyra Systems report that their large scale Enterprise System used by 100+ logistics businesses in 12 countries is now built with X# as the principal language and Microsoft Sql Server as the database.

Jimmy Cahill, Joint CEO of Azyra, told us

“We are delighted with the unrivalled coding efficiency, compilation speed and runtime performance. X# not only allowed us to modernise our tried and tested code and business logic but put us at the forefront of everything IT.”

“We freely mix X# and C# giving our development team access to everything they need to race ahead of our competition. For example, we’ve moved the GUI to WPF and our designers are busy adding charts and dashboards everywhere for visual appeal and to give our clients immediate insights to their business.”

“The X# Team have done a magnificent professional job of building on and completing the work done by generations of the xBase community. They have set the scene for the xBase syntax to be recognised as a much more efficient and elegant language than C# - and by far the best language for teaching object orientated development.”

We have just released the public installer for XSharp Bandol 2.20 (our Christmas gift for 2019)
The complete readme with the description of the changes can be found here.
This is the same build as the subscribers build, with the exception that subscribers get a slightly faster compiler, a .Net core version of the compiler  and debug versions of the runtime assemblies to aid in tracking errors (not that we have any <g>).

You can download the installer from here (you have to login first):

{rsfiles path="installers/XSharpSetup22Public.zip"}

The development team wishes you all a very happy Chrismas !

We have just released a new installer for XSharp Bandol 2.10 to our FOX subscribers.

This build fixes a few issues found in Bandol 2.08. It also adds support for parameters by reference to untyped methods and functions.

The complete readme with the description of the changes can be found here

{rsfiles path="fox/Compiler/XSharpSetup210aFox.zip"}