If you haven't tried out the VFPX PEM Editor, you may want to check out Jordan's video series here.
The PEM Editor replaces the Properties Window, Edit Property/Method, New Property, and New Method, and Document View tools in Visual FoxPro. Sound like a lot?
There are 8 videos in all, totaling less than an hour of your viewing time.
It's this type of tool, along with the Control Renamer, FoxTabs, Tabbing Navigation, among others, that shows the need for an installer for VFP that includes these great tools that improve the VFP IDE experience.
It's something that has been brought up numerous times before, in VFPX discussions as well as at last year's Southwest Fox.
Consider a single installer that runs automatically after a VFP installation (or on its own) that installs and sets up:
- PEM Editor
- Control Renamer
- Tabbing Navigation
- Automated Build
- the updated Sedna and FFC controls
- Alternate SCCText (if desired)
- Code Analyst
(the above are all tools that improve the IDE)
And then creates a separate Samples folder for the other samples such as:
- Tab Menu
- Desktop Alerts
- and more
Developers are always using new tools and expecting the most from their IDEs - many of the tools in VFPX provide a major improvement in productivity for VFP developers, be they building new applications or maintaining legacy applications.
If you haven't taken advantage of these tools, check out the video series for the PEM Editor just to get a glimpse of what you're missing.