It's show time again

Rainer Becker

Mark the date: October 26 - 29, 2011. The Southwest Fox 2011 will take place at the Legado Hotel, Gilbert, Arizona, USA and you should not miss this great event! All details including very interesting session descriptions and the speakers' biographies are available on-line at Registration is already open.

Again the German FoxPro User Group,  Visual Extend, and FoxRockX are sponsoring a  free Silverswitch (VFP to Silverlight) workshop  on Saturday and Sunday, starting right after the  Southwest Fox. After lunch on October 29th we  meet again in the regular session room and we are  done at lunch time on October 30th. So you can catch  your flight back home with just a small delay.

We will present a major update of Silverswitch,  the ultimate Silverlight converter for Visual FoxPro  applications enabling you to create web and desktop  applications in one step. Silverswitch is not limited  any more to applications based on our well-known  framework Visual Extend (VFX). Silverswitch will  allow you within certain limitations to feed it with  regular Visual FoxPro applications.

We will show you how to convert the forms and reports of an existing VFP application and an existing  VFX application to Silverlight, and how to move your FoxPro code to the back-end or the front-end of the  application. Client/Server is enabled but you can continue to use DBFs with no problem or allow the user to  switch the back-end database if needed.

The post-conference workshop is free of charge. You can evaluate the offerings at no risk. But please register  with the SWFox team so that we can reserve a seat for you. You will get deep insight into the usage of Visual  FoxPro in combination with Silverlight.

More details about the framework Visual Extend can be found at The details about  Silverswitch are available at, the English version is still under preparation. Documents are  in our document portal at Questions are answered  in our free forum at, available as a newsgroup as well.