As most of you know by now, Microsoft officially ends support for Windows XP on April 14, 2014. The real impact of this is hard to predict. As we ponder its implications, I’m struck by comparisons of Windows XP’s demise to the dreaded Y2K issue of 13 years ago. As December 31st, 1999 approached, the predictions became increasingly more dire. Water supplies were going to dry up! All electricity in the world would go off-grid and we’d all freeze to death! All computers would stop working and we’d all have to start using abacuses again!
Tag Archive: Windows
This article provides an example of a Windows Form application that navigates between two forms and shows a way to pass data from a parent form to a child form. An example program is provided.
Virtually all AVR for .NET applications use a DataGate database name to connect to the application’s database server. This article shows how to soft-code a database name in either a Windows or ASP.NET application. Soft-coding your database names makes it easy to make runtime changes between database names–without the need to recompile and redeploy the application. With this technique, we’ll store database names in the project’s config file and then at runtime read, and apply, the soft-coded DB name.
With the release of Microsoft’s Surface tablet, we’ve gotten the question several times, “Do ASNA products run on tablets?” When the question is asked, we’re not sure if the question is specifically about the MS Surface tablet or if the release of the MS Surface simply put tablets back on everyone’s radar. The shifting definition of the word “tablet” has also blurred this question.
ASNA Visual RPG (AVR) Classic 5.0 will be introduced this December. AVR 5.0 is the follow-on to AVR 4.1. AVR 5.0 is specifically targeted to provide support for COM-based AVR for Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.
ASNA has AVR for .NET Web and Windows classes scheduled through the spring of 2013 in the US. These classes, taught by ASNA’s Roger Pence at ASNA’s San Antonio Training Center, teach beginning/intermediate students how to create applications with ASNA Visual RPG. No previous Web or Windows programming is assumed. Seats are limited–reserve yours today!
After much fanfare, tons of PowerPoints and videos and presentations, Windows Metro UI, as a brand, is no longer with us. After an apparent disagreement between Microsoft and a European business partner, Microsoft has ditched the Metro name.
Visual Studio 2012 is available now and Windows 8 will be on October 26th. ASNA Visual RPG for .NET version 11.0, which works with Visual Studio 2012 is right around the corner!