Wednesday, November 11, 2015

String.Format for Visual FoxPro [feedly]

Thanks Eric for showing me Woody's string.format function. It reminds me of Steve Black's MsgSvc implementation ( which could also be used with a Text type). 

I remember when I first saw String.Format in code and I had to take a step back and look again at it. Once you're used to it, it makes wording so much easier. I've seen code using it for building complex web URLs among other purposes.

But look at the date on the post -2010. How many other great functions have been lost inside the MSDN library of VFP posts. It might be great to revisit all of these in separate posts.

String.Format for Visual FoxPro
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[Originally Published in FoxRockX, September 2010]


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wOOdy said...

Hi Andrew,
My implementation of StringFormat just enables the usual FoxPro formatting options, , and was built with "enabling that easy syntax" in mind. But Eric's implementation is of course much more sophisticated.

And yes, a lot of cool routines got lost when Microsoft decided to just kill that storagespace without a decent warning. I never got an email from them, and therefor all written content got lost. I stil do have some of the code I once uploaded there, but not a complete archive.


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wOOdy said...

Ah, and BTW: Eric's article was printed in January 2010, not September. I just pulled out all those magazines to find it. :)