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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 4 months 1 week ago #7644

  lumberjack's Avatar Topic Author lumberjack Offline Posts: 494
Hi all,
Phil Hepburn as a retired teacher is currently enjoying the [warm] weather in Wales way too much. If you new to X#, take some time to scroll through the Pearls forum, there are zillions (ok, not really but it feels that way) of info bits shared and created by Phil. I think it is time that we recall his retirement and extended vacation.
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Last edit: by lumberjack. Reason: Fix spelling mistake Pearls not Pears

New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 4 months 1 week ago #7645

  wriedmann's Avatar wriedmann Offline Posts: 1631
Hi Johan,
Phil is retired, so he can do what he likes. He has done a lot for the Vulcan and X# community, and we don't have the right to recall anything.
If he likes to do something, he will do it... I have already tried to convince him to write something, but it seems woodworking is attracting him much more than writing articles about X#.

Therefore, we have to fill this gap ourselves, and I will try to restart my work on the wiki (had to suspend it because of some very heavy projects done in VO and X#). And yes, I have also to restart my work on the X# Tools library.

Wolfgang
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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 4 months 1 week ago #7688

  FoxProMatt_MattSlay's Avatar FoxProMatt_MattSlay Offline Posts: 149
Wriedmann - What is " X# Tools library"? I man, I can sort of guess, but I figure it could be a good study for me. Is it somewhere that can be download here, or (even better, perhaps) from a GitHub repo?

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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 4 months 1 week ago #7691

  lumberjack's Avatar Topic Author lumberjack Offline Posts: 494
Hi Matt,
Seems we on the same timeline.... well except I was doing a bit of .... not so office behavior.... ok lets not go there.

github.com/X-Sharp/XSharpTools
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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 4 months 1 week ago #7692

  lumberjack's Avatar Topic Author lumberjack Offline Posts: 494
Hi Matt,
Sorry under the Help of the X# website you will also find Phil Hepburn's eNotes.
Here is the link to Wolfgang's site that actually have it all.

enotes.xsharp.it/

@Wolfgang:
Sir you sitting in the middle of Wine country coming from a beer culture. No wonder you late with answering Matt.... :lol:
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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 4 months 1 week ago #7695

  wriedmann's Avatar wriedmann Offline Posts: 1631
Hi Matt,

the X# Tools library currently is more a project than finished code. You can read here how it started:
www.xsharp.info/forum/suggestions/759-ad...unctions-and-classes
Basically it should be class and function library that builds a framework of classes to make you faster buildung business applications. It should contain window and control classes, and some other needed objects.
This library should be built by the community, but distributed together with the compiler.
I have built the foundations, but then I was forced to suspend my work because I had to prepare for the electronic invoicing process that has been started here in Italy this year.
But now my plans are to restart with the work on it.
Wolfgang
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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 4 months 1 week ago #7696

  wriedmann's Avatar wriedmann Offline Posts: 1631
Hi Johan,

Sir you sitting in the middle of Wine country coming from a beer culture. No wonder you late with answering Matt....

yes, it is true, Im living in the middle of a wine country, and we have good beer too..... But unfortunately I need several hours of sleep to be able to master my programming days. And yes, on Tuesday I have my weekly Joga lession.
But sometimes I like also to hike with my dog - we have very beautyful mountains here, and I could start from home at about 300 mt and climb to mountains that are higher than 3.000 mt.
Wolfgang
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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 4 months 1 week ago #7713

  lumberjack's Avatar Topic Author lumberjack Offline Posts: 494
Hi Wolfgang,

wriedmann wrote: yes, it is true, Im living in the middle of a wine country, and we have good beer too..... But unfortunately I need several hours of sleep to be able to master my programming days. And yes, on Tuesday I have my weekly Joga lession.
But sometimes I like also to hike with my dog - we have very beautyful mountains here, and I could start from home at about 300 mt and climb to mountains that are higher than 3.000 mt.

Was only joking. I do need to make a plan in the future, health permitting to come and see your countries Germany and Italy. The nice thing of George however, and I believe you were here on vacation before... I can do all that, except my Mountain only goes from 35m to 900m. But I am also only 15 min drive away from the ocean with long stretches of sandy beaches that are most of the year almost deserted.

I know we need our sleep, however when their is excitement in the forums, I can quote Tesla: Sleep is a waste of productive (support) time... :)So two nights straight chatting to our new family member (8 hour time difference) in bed by 03H00 and already on the go at 08H00. Damn speaking of which I am so into my PC, only had 1 coffee so far, damn I need to get breakfast, no way, it is already 13H00... Live is good!
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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 4 months 1 week ago #7715

  wriedmann's Avatar wriedmann Offline Posts: 1631
Hi Johan,
I see it as Elon Musk: sleep is basically a waste of time (many see it as pleasure...). Butn unfortunately I need several hours of sleep to be productive on day, and if I have too less sleep for longer periods, my motivation goes down and I have serious problems.
Wolfgang
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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 4 months 1 week ago #7717

  lumberjack's Avatar Topic Author lumberjack Offline Posts: 494
Wolfgang,

wriedmann wrote: Hi Johan,
I see it as Elon Musk: sleep is basically a waste of time (many see it as pleasure...). But unfortunately I need several hours of sleep to be productive on day, and if I have too less sleep for longer periods, my motivation goes down and I have serious problems.

I know, pulling your leg. Anyway are you aware Elon Musk is from South African origin? .... Must be something in the air here that we feel sleep is a waste of time... <VBG> Maybe time for a visit?
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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 4 months 1 week ago #7718

  wriedmann's Avatar wriedmann Offline Posts: 1631
Hi Johan,
yes, I knew about Musks origins.
And yes, it would be again time for a visit to Africa, but it seems our next visit to the Southern Africa will go to Botswana.
This year is entirely North America - to Canada in May, and to the Yellowstone in August, after California around years end.
Wolfgang
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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 2 months 2 weeks ago #8860

  Phil Hepburn's Avatar Phil Hepburn Offline Posts: 742
Hi Wolfgang and guys !
Yes, I am enjoying my 'part' retirement doing much woodworking and house renovation.
It looks like the latest Bandol version was released to celebrate my (now past) 70th. birthday. Yes, I make Robert seem like a young boy ;-0)
I would have liked to visit Austin, but there were too many things in my way - sorry folks.
After withdrawing my annual funding from Microsoft for their Visual Studio 'support', I am surviving on the free public release of 2019.
I am interested to see if I can learn IronPython, and get it to work nicely with X~ and .NET
Does anyone think this a mad idea ? Just wanted a new and different project for when I run out of nice hardwood!
Best Regards to all my X# friends.
Phil (the Pearls man).

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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 2 months 2 weeks ago #8861

  Otto's Avatar Otto Offline Posts: 141
Hi Phil,
Good to see you're still around.
A new project is always a good thing.
I've no idea about IronPython, so can't help you there.
So many other possibilities too that have my attention at the moment, like functional programming, AKKA.NET, Masstransit. But those are already in .NET.

And reading the Bible is of course always the best idea.

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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 2 months 2 weeks ago #8866

  lumberjack's Avatar Topic Author lumberjack Offline Posts: 494
Hi Phil,
Good to hear from you. Just let us know, we can help you to burn some of those wood around a BBQ fire to draw you out of your absence from here, we need you to assist helping VFP guys learn to X#...
Anyway have fun!
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New to X#? There are a lot of Pearls 2 months 2 weeks ago #8868

  SHirsch's Avatar SHirsch Offline Posts: 112
Hi Phil,

I have done IronPython integration into C# apps and with the help of some COM interfaces I was able to use any late bound class inside a VO app. Very cool stuff. But never gone productive with the VO part.
The C# apps are using IronPython scripting for customizing the data layer.

Last month I have nearly finished the X# integration.
But to be honest the X# scripting capabilities are very good and I think I will replace IronPython over the time. There are some points where IronPyhon is better.
- Load and run scripts in a script at runtime is very easy
- COM handling is very powerfull
- call a specific function defined in a script
- define a function in a script and call it from your C#/X# app (very usefull for callbacks)

Regards,
Stefan

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