Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 13 and February 10: Tips and Tricks

For the next two months, we’ll cover Tips and Tricks. On January 13, Tamar E. Granor will present her Southwest Fox 2014 session “VFP Tips and Tricks.” On February 10, we’ll open the floor for all attendees to share their favorite tips, tricks and traps.

Here’s the abstract for Tamar’s talk:

I love to watch other people work at their computers. Every user makes a unique set of choices about when to use the mouse and when to use the keyboard, whether to use the menu or a keyboard shortcut, and so forth. But people often get set in their ways, and continue to do something one way when there's a much more efficient way to do it.

The same thing applies to Visual FoxPro. It's been said that if you can do something at all, you can do it three ways. But most of us learn how to do something and move on, even if a different way is more efficient or more effective. When new ways of doing things come along, we don't always pay attention to them.

In this session, we'll look at a variety of ways to work smarter in VFP. Some apply to the IDE, while others address the language. In the tradition of Drew Speedie, we'll cover as many of these tips and tricks as time permits.