View RSS Feed

Development Team Blog

  1. Fonts in Visual DataFlex

    There are many aspects to the discussions about how the new font system in Visual DataFlex works when compared to the old. This is actually a complex topic with a lot of different perspectives so this blog might be on the long side. I promise to do my best not to ramble (too much).

    Ill start by stating that the main goal in wirting this is to get everyone to a common understanding of the way fonts work: how the old system functioned, what we changed in moving to the new system and ...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	16.1 XP 100.jpg 
Views:	2227 
Size:	46.2 KB 
ID:	5137   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	16.1 XP 125.jpg 
Views:	1825 
Size:	47.8 KB 
ID:	5138   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	17.0 (old) XP 100 system.jpg 
Views:	1822 
Size:	43.4 KB 
ID:	5140   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	17.0 (old) XP 125 system.jpg 
Views:	1647 
Size:	55.0 KB 
ID:	5141   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	17.0 (new) XP 100 system.jpg 
Views:	1693 
Size:	46.5 KB 
ID:	5142   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	17.0 (new) XP 125 system.jpg 
Views:	2919 
Size:	59.7 KB 
ID:	5143   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	16.1 Win7 100.jpg 
Views:	1854 
Size:	43.3 KB 
ID:	5144   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	17.0 (old) Win7 125.jpg 
Views:	1619 
Size:	42.5 KB 
ID:	5145   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	17.0 (old) Win7 100 system.jpg 
Views:	1674 
Size:	46.0 KB 
ID:	5147  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Test 16.1 Win7 100.jpg 
Views:	1415 
Size:	18.6 KB 
ID:	5148   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Test 17.0 Win7 100.jpg 
Views:	1457 
Size:	19.7 KB 
ID:	5149   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Test 17.0 (new) Win7 100.jpg 
Views:	1466 
Size:	20.8 KB 
ID:	5150  
  2. Unable to Compile Applications in the Studio?

    by , 3-Nov-2011 at 01:21 PM (Development Team Blog)
    Do you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista? Are you having problems compiling your application in the Studio? I'm not talking about compiler errors, I'm talking about the Studio reporting that it cannot delete the old application .exe file before compiling the new one! If you are seeing that problem then read on, I may have the solution (or at least a little good advice)...

    [B]System Tune Up[/B]

    Ages ago I had turned off the windows [I]Application Experience[/I] service ...

    Updated 1-Dec-2013 at 12:44 PM by Vincent Oorsprong (Images enlarged)

    Categories
    Uncategorized
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Capture.PNG 
Views:	1044 
Size:	41.7 KB 
ID:	4706  
  3. Current Directory

    A couple of weeks ago in a Discovering Visual DataFlex training one of the trainees stumbled over a problem caused by the Current Directory. In this blog I tell you more about the problem and what the Current Directory has to do with it.

    The Problem
    In the case that let me make this blog a dbBitmap control was used to display an image. A dbBitmap control is a database aware control so the name of the image file is stored in a column of a row in a table. Pictures can be in a folder ...
  4. How to get volume information

    Always wanted to know what drives are available in your computer? Wanted to know what the status of the drive is? Wanted to know the serialnumber (e.g. 503E-A401)? Wanted to know is filename casing preserved? No... then go to the next blog. Yes, read on...

    Drives
    Visual DataFlex has a command called GetDskInfo. You pass it an integer and because drives can be assigned to a drive letter there is a maximum of 26 drives. So we can make a loop through all the drives. In the following ...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	VolumeInfo.jpg 
Views:	1530 
Size:	74.8 KB 
ID:	3766  
  5. Windows 2003 Test Environment: Getting rid of a few Annoyances

    Depending on what you are working on, certain improvements in security that Microsoft implemented become annoyances in your test environment. On Windows Server 2003, my favorite two that I need to turn off immediately are:

    1. Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration
    2. Shutdown Event Tracker


    1. Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration
    By default, this is enabled on Windows 2003. Whenever you open IE, you get the message below displayed ...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ShutdownEventTracker.JPG 
Views:	1996 
Size:	33.1 KB 
ID:	3760   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DBE- DidYouKnowBlocked.JPG 
Views:	1719 
Size:	40.3 KB 
ID:	3765