Enjoy investigating these files. We hope you find some of them
Demos & Screen
This flash video screen cast demonstrates some of the new
features in Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2 in the reporting system.
SQL-centric .NET Utilities
Update July 2012
The default xmlRSDocsRS2008.xslt file has been updated, as described on Lisa's blog. The entire current zip file
includes this change, so (for example) if you use default, built-in xslts in the Harness application, and if you're examining an RDL or RDLC written under the
2008 schema, the new one is the one you get. If you prefer, you can pick up the updated xmlRSDocsRS2008.xslt file only, instead.
New February 2011
The full version of the xmlRSDocs 2008 code, documentation, samples, and deployment packages is now available.
This zip file includes both the 2005 and 2008 branches.
This download contains the full version of the updated docs, which you can also read in our Articles section,
here. More information will be on Lisa's blog.
Read the proto-docs for this Reporting Services-Visual Studio integration dev tool
something like a creation story here.
Update November 2008 - you can
pick up a preliminary set of files for RS 2008 here. The production SSIS
package is included in this release. You'll see in the various read me's
that there's lots more yet to do, and there will probably be more information on
Lisa's blog about this.
Visual FoxPro Utilities
This white paper is an integral part of the backstory for
VFP-TMM, serving as an integrated walk-through
of many aspects of Reporting extensibility. VFP-TMM will
excerpt from its source, herein, to illustrate many basic techniques.
The ability to use image controls in reports is one of the subtler
changes to the VFP 9 Report System, and it's easier than it
may look. It's also ridiculously under-documented. This
article will help. While
its source is not very significant, it's included here
article covers (no pun) some truly timeless topics, even though it is taken from session notes originally delivered in 1998.
The extensive source you'll find here is pretty interesting and has some useful utilities to show you how to leverage the shipping COVERAGE.APP application.You'll find more information
Logging is a standard requirement in any development environment.
In this article, originally published in FoxTalk January 2006, Lisa takes a classic logging library, log4j
and applies the architecture to VFP.
Read the article here.
Read the article here,
some additional followup information here.
Read the article here, and
some additional followup information here and here.
Colin proposes that a couple of new controls should be
included in the standard UI toolkit for designers of virtual
Having ranted about this, he then provides prototypes
implemented in Visual FoxPro. You may find these controls useful
in your own applications.
View Manager is a utility that allows you to maintain a list
of view definitions. You can edit the SQL statement directly,
allowing you to create views that are not supported by the view
designer. A built-in DBC creation wizard can be used to create
both local and remote versions of your views in separate DBCs,
from the common view definitions. Local and Remote versions of
stored procedures can also be maintained from within the View
Master Builder is a general purpose control builder for
Visual FoxPro. It has a number of interesting features,
including modeless operation, extendable architecture, allows
class switching on the fly. Version 2.0.2 adds support for the
.NullDisplay and .ShowWindow properties. Source code included.
SCXView is a small and compact browser for SCX/VCX files. It
displays a list of objects in a VCX or VCX file in a resizeable
form. Columns are Name, Class, Classlib, and Parent.
Double-clicking on an item in the list allows you to view more
of the fields, and edit them. PROS: You can clean up screwy
classlib cross-references and other forms of VCX/SCX corruption
that would otherwise require you to go back to backups. CONS:
You can use SCXView to really screw up your source.