Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New location starting with June meeting

We're pleased to announce that, as of the June, 2010 meeting, we'll move into our new location. Thanks to Valley Forge Pension Management, who have been our hosts in Dresher for several years, for allowing us to use their new facilities in Blue Bell. The new location is:

550 Township Line Road
Suite 300
Blue Bell, PA 19422

This is just a few minutes from where the PA Turnpike, Blue Route and Northeast Extension meet in Plymouth Meeting, providing easy access whether you're coming from North, South, East or West.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May meeting--Doug Hennig (live from Saskatchewan) on GDIPlusX

Our next meeting will take place Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 PM. For one more month, we'll meet at Granor-Price Office Center, 721 Dresher Road, Horsham, PA. As usual, feel free to come as early as 6:30 and bring some dinner.

We're trying something new for this month's meeting. Doug Hennig will present a session remotely. That is, he'll be in Sasksatchewan and thanks to the Internet, be able to give us a live presentation.

Introduction to GDIPlusX

GDIPlusX is a VFPX project that exposes GDI+ to VFP applications as a set of VFP class libraries. GDIPlusX makes it easy to add new graphical abilities to your applications, allowing you to provide a fresher and more powerful user interface. This session provides an introduction to GDIPlusX, going through the basics of GDI+, looking at the classes in GDIPlusX, and going through various samples of how to use GDIPlusX in VFP applications.

Doug Hennig is a partner with Stonefield Systems Group Inc. and Stonefield Software Inc. He is the author of the award-winning Stonefield Database Toolkit (SDT); the award-winning Stonefield Query; the MemberData Editor, Anchor Editor, and CursorAdapter and DataEnvironment builders that come with Microsoft Visual FoxPro; and the My namespace and updated Upsizing Wizard in Sedna.

Doug is co-author of Making Sense of Sedna and SP2, Visual FoxPro Best Practices For The Next Ten Years, the What's New in Visual FoxPro series (the latest being What's New in Nine), and The Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro 7.0. He was the technical editor of The Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro 6.0 and The Fundamentals. All of these books are from Hentzenwerke Publishing (http://www.hentzenwerke.com). Doug wrote over 100 articles in 10 years for FoxTalk and has written numerous articles in FoxPro Advisor, Advisor Guide to Visual FoxPro, and CoDe. He currently writes for FoxRockX (http://www.foxrockx.com).

He spoke at every Microsoft FoxPro Developers Conference (DevCon) starting in 1997 and at user groups and developer conferences all over the world. He is one of the organizers of the annual Southwest Fox conference. He is one of the administrators for the VFPX VFP community extensions Web site (http://vfpx.codeplex.com). He has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 1996. Doug was awarded the 2006 FoxPro Community Lifetime Achievement Award (http://fox.wikis.com/wc.dll?Wiki~FoxProCommunityLifetimeAchievementAward~VFP).

Web: http://www.stonefield.com and http://www.stonefieldquery.com
Blog: http://doughennig.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DougHennig

Mark your calendar for June 8, when we'll get a Mike Hagman from Sybase will present Advantage Database Server.