- Created: 15 June 2019
We have just released XSharp Bandol RC2 for our Fox subscribers.
This build mainly has improvements in the Runtime. We have added the long awaited DBFCDX driver and also a new DBFVFP driver, which is like the DBFCDX driver but with added support for new Visual Foxpro field types such as Integer, DateTime, Double, Float and Currency.
We have also added some elements needed for the FoxPro support to the compiler, such as FoxPro compatible Date and DateTime literals and the THIS keyword and DOT as operator for instance methods and properties. So in the FoxPro dialect you can use THIS.Text which is the same as SELF:Text in the other dialects. Support for FoxPro class definitions and a header file to map the FoxPro commands to the already existing DBF related and settings related functions will be added later.
The next build will be the Bandol Final Release. We expect to work on some VS improvements (for example in the Windows Form Editor) and we will also complete the FoxPro support in the compiler and add a FoxPro compatible header file with UDCs for the various DBF related commands.
After that build we expect no major compiler changes for a while, and will focus on Runtime improvements for the various dialects, such as a SQL based workarea (for the FoxPro SQL.. functions) and a functions that wrap a DBF workarea in a Ado.Net DatTable or DataView so you can assign a DBF workarea as datasource for a standard .Net browse control.