Today we have released a new installer for XSharp Bandol 2.4 to our FOX subscribers.

This build contains several fixes to issues reported by our customers and also suport for most of the SQL..() functions for the FoxPro dialect.

The what's new document describing all the changes can be found here:

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On Thursday April 23 at 16:00 Amsterdam time Robert will do a short online demo of some of the new features in this build.

The recording of the online demo can be seen on our YouTube channel .

 A public build for version 2.4 is scheduled for next week.

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We have not made our final decision yet about our X# Summit in Memmingen, but it looks like it will be difficult to do an event like that in 2020. Many other companies have already cancelled their meetings.For example, we learned this week that Microsoft is cancelling all major events until Q2 of 2021.
Also most European governments have strict rules about what is allowed and what not and things are not looking good if you like to attend conferences.

In response to that many companies have decided to change their normal events to Virtual, Online events.

We are also looking into this. Even when we are lucky and may be able to hold our event, it is probably a good idea to start with virtual events as well.

At this moment we are thinking about using a platform such as Microsoft Teams - Live Events to broadcast sessions to our users.
You would be able to view these sessions live and participate and discuss with the speaker using a Q&A chat window. Afterwards we would of course also publish a recording of these sessions in our YouTube Channel.
Sessions could be the length of regular conference sessions (60-90 minutes), but we can also imagine short demonstrations of new features that have made it into the product. And who knows, maybe you would like to see some live coding as well ?

Of course this is only useful if you, our customers, are interested in something like this.

Please use the comment feature on the website or our forum to let us know what you think about this.

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Because of the world wide CoVid19 crisis, many developers are forced to work at home at this moment.

We think this is the perfect moment to have a look at X# and how it can help you to move your XBase applications forward to .Net.

The best way to do that is to subscribe to our Friends Of XSharp program so you can work with the latest version of the product.

To encourage you to take this step we now have a special promotion price for the first year of your subscription.

If you use the coupon code "XS-WORK-AT-HOME" on our order form you will get 30% discount on the normal price for your first year of the subscription.

If you click this link then the discount will be automatically included in the price.

PS The discount is also valid if you work from your office ;-)

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Today we have released a new installer for XSharp Bandol 2.3a to our FOX subscribers.

The changes in these release are:


  • When compiling in case sensitive mode, the compiler now checks to see if a child class declares a method that only differs from a method in its parent class by case
  • The warning message about assigning to a foreach iterator variable has been changed from "Cannot assign" to "Should not assign"
  • #pragma warnings was not working with the xs1234 syntax but only with numbers. This has been corrected.


  • Added the SetFieldExtent method to the IRdd interface
  • The USUAL type no longer "caches" the dialect setting
  • Fixed some problems with ACopy() with skipped or negative arguments.
  • The return value for Alias() is now in upper case.

Read more: XSharp Bandol 2.3a

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Today we have released a new installer for XSharp Bandol 2.3b to our FOX subscribers.

Most of the changes in this release were listed in our post from last week.

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Today we have released a new installer for XSharp Bandol 2.3 to our FOX subscribers.

The complete readme with the description of the changes can be found here

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A short report on what we have been doing in the last month. We have not been idle, I can say, despite (or thanks to) the CoVid19 crisis

We have made some changes to almost every part of the system. Below is an (incomplete) list of the changes.


  • We have added support for bracketed strings
  • We are now generating a version resource based on Assembly attributes even when you have included a native resource file
  • Extended match markers in UDCs now also recognize file names including paths
  • We have implemented the /vo11 compiler option
  • We have solved several signed/unsigned warnings
  • You can now use PCall() to call typed function pointers stored inside VO structures

Read more: Progress report March 19, 2020

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A short report on what we have been doing in the last months. The things below will be included in the next build (2.3) that will be released in the coming week.


We have added support for #pragma options and #pragma warnings. We have also added support for FoxPro Currency literals ($123.4567). We have also added support for the /cs (Case Sensitive) compiler option. And the compiler now also includes a string version of the compiled codeblocks, so you can see what the original source looked like in the debugger. And several other smaller issues were fixed as well.


We have added prototypes for all FoxPro functions that we plan to support. They are not all implemented yet, but they are included in the help file already with a "-- todo--" comment (See also We have also added fixed several reported issues and added support for the FoxPro Currency type. Usuals can now also be of type "currency".

RDD system

Read more: Progress report Feb 10, 2020

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