Here is a short progress update.

In the month Februari we have worked hard to fix several issues that were reported by our customers and to add some new features. A new build (2.11) is being tested by a small group of betatesters at this moment.
The full list of changes for this new build can be found here:

https://www.xsharp.eu/itm-downloads/download?path=general%252FReadme%252Fwhatsnew211.pdf

Compiler

  • Several preprocessor fixes to make the preprocessor more compatible with FoxPro and Xbase++. We have also added the #if and #stdout commands
  • The compiler will now emit warnings when you enable implicit signed/unsigned conversions (/vo4) or conversions between numeric types of different sizes or from fractional types to integral types (/vo11)
  • The compiler adds the "castclass" IL instruction when passing variables of type OBJECT to a function/method that expects a typed parameter
  • Several reported problems were fixed.

Runtime

  • Several new functions were added for FoxPro compatibility
  • Several changes were made to improve the Foxpro dialect support
  • Several smaller fixes in the RDD system to improve the compatibility with Visual Objects, XBase++ and FoxPro

Visual Studio integration

  • New "lightbulb" action to create constructors
  • Several changes in the editor, including an issue that had a negative impact on the performance.
  • Fixed a problem in the project system that was shown when designing a DevExpress DocumentManager control in the form editor

We expect to release this new build in the coming week for FOX subscribers only.
2.11 will NOT be released as a public build.

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Today we have released a public for XSharp Cahors 2.10 which contains some fixes for problems reported with X# 2.9, and some new features, especially in the FoxPro compatibility area.

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

XSharp 2.10 what's new
Popular 2.10.0.0 341.43 KB
2021-12-29

{rsfiles path="installers/XSharpSetup2.10cPublic.zip"}

To celebrate the release of X# 2.10 we have now a special offer for new subscribers:

If you use the discount code X#210 when buying a FOX subscription in our online shop you will get a 30% discount.
This discount code is valid until Feb 28, 2022.

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Today we have released an installer for XSharp Cahors 2.109 which contains some fixes for problems reported with X# 2.9, and some new features, including Visual Studio 2022 support.

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

XSharp 2.10 what's new
Popular 2.10.0.0 341.43 KB
2021-12-29

 A public installer for version 2.10 will be published in the coming weeks.

To celebrate the release of X# 2.10 we have now a special offer for new subscribers:

If you use the discount code X#210 when buying a FOX subscription in our online shop you will get a 30% discount.
This discount code is valid until Feb 28, 2022.

 

 

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Coming Thursday (January 27th) we will have an online session in which we will try to explain the RDD system. Some of the topics covered are

  • The Architecture of the RDD system
  • Classes, Interfaces involved with the RDD system
  • The RDD system and the Macro compiler
  • The RDD system and Multi Threading
  • Logging RDD operations with the RDD events
  • Extending the RDD system

The session will start at 16:00 Amsterdam time (CET, GMT+1) and we will be using Zoom for the session. The recording of the session will become available in our Youtube channel.

 

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A short message to inform you about our progress and the upcoming 2.10 release.

The first 2.10 version (with VS2022 support) has been tested by a small group of customers.
They have reported a few issues and a second build that fixes the issues has been released to them today.
We hope to be able to release this build to the rest of the FOX subscribers next week (week 3)

A public version of X# 2.10 should then be released one week later (week 4).

We are also working on our development Roadmap for 2022. More news about that in a few weeks.
But it will be no surprise that the following items will be on the list (some of these were promised before):

  • VO GUI and SQL classes based on Windows Forms and Ado.Net (these are almost done)
  • Improved FoxPro compatibilty with a FoxPro converter
  • Support for .Net Core / .Net 5 and .Net 6
  • Some new language features from C# 10, such as GLOBAL USING and File Scoped Namespaces.
  • Our projects codenamed 'Delft' (short term FoxPro SQL support ) and 'Xanthi'
    (Long term hybrid SQL/Table based data access  support with a client server solution like ADS)
  • Continued work on bug fixes and language enhancement

Finally we are planning to do a session about the X# RDD system on Thursday Jan 27, 16:00 CET (GMT+1).

Stay tuned !

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