We got some request to move our ticketing system from the proprietry system on our website to Github.
As of today the GitHub issues list is our official bug list / todo list.
In most cases bug reports send to us by mail will be posted by ourselves at Github (without the details of the person that posted the issue). Of course you can still follow these bugreports at Github.
The "Tickets" button on the top of this screen has now been changed and points to the Github issues page on the XSharpPublic repository.
We do not have the source of the Compiler in this repo (yet) but Compiler tickets will also be managed through Github.
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.
The X# devteam has decided to sponsor the annual FoxPro event in Arizona (US) and will also present the current state of the X# development, including the FoxPro dialect of course. On behalf of the devteam Fabrice and Robert will be present.
We are looking forward to this opportunity to show our product to the FoxPro community.
We hope to see you all in October !
Just a quick message about our progress in the RDD system and other areas of the product.
The DBFCDX RDD is now working, and we have also added a DBFVFP RDD that allows you to read and update Visual Foxpro DBF files. DBFVFP is not completely ready yet (for example AutoIncrement fields are not automatically updated) but complete enough to allow to read VFP tables. We support Binary and Nullable fields, and new datatypes such as Currency, DateTime, Double and more.
Further we made some changes to the compiler. We have started work on the FoxPro dialect and we now suppress including the Vulcan Header files if you are having a reference to SDKDEFINES.DLL or the relevant X# SDK files. This should make compile speed somewhat faster. Of course it is better to remove the #includes when you don't need them anymore.
We have also fixed some issues in the runtime, such as the macro compiler and some of the runtime functions.
We expect that we can publish a new build (for our subscribers only) by the end of next week.
We expect to release the complete runtime early July.
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Microsoft has released several updates to VS 2019. The latest updates now properly support other languages on the New Project dialog:
So from now on we will support VS2019 for X#.