Saturday, July 25, 2009

Build 389

SYS(8012) for controlling the Software-based Input Panel has been in the product for the past few weeks, but not been documented at all. The latest build mainly brings the documentation on par with the product, at least as far as the SIP is concerned. You find a detailed description of SYS(8012) on

Friday, July 24, 2009

Build 388

Finally, FTP transfer is available for the mobile engine, as well. SYS(8010) allows you to send or receive files from any mobile device with internet connectivity with a single line of code using the FTP protocol:

MessageBox( Sys(8010, ;
"put", ;
"", ;
"username", ;
"password", ;
"hello world" ;
MessageBox(Sys(8010, ;
"get", ;
"", ;
"username", ;
"password" ;

Please note that you need a real internet connection for SYS(8010). The shared internet connection provided by ActiveSync/WMDC while the device is in the cradle (or connected with the PC) does not work reliable for FTP connections.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Build 387

The desktop version got left behind a bit. Several features like RowSource haven't made it to the desktop engine when I introduced them to the mobile engine. These issues have now been corrected. The past seven builds were mostly lots of smaller bug fixes .

Friday, July 10, 2009

Build 380

A number of bugs have been fixed in the last builds. When Guineu causes an exception (aka crashes) it writes an exception.txt file with additional information where the crash happened. Now you also have the calling hierarchy of your programs so you can see which line of code caused the problem.

Newly implemented are SET DECIMALS. The ? and ?? commands do not yet completely respect the SET DECIMALS setting, though. SYS(1079), an undocumented function in VFP, is also implemented. SYS(1079) causes a crash for diagnostic purposes, if you want to see what the dialog looks like.

SYS(8013) is the counter part of DATETIME(). You can call it to change the local system time provided you have the permissions to change the time. On Windows Mobile changing the time does not require special privileges as it does on desktop systems. ADIR() now provides the date and time of the last file modification as well as file attribute information. The time respects the current daylight saving settings and like Microsoft Visual FoxPro and Explorer. ADIR() and SYS(8013) can be combined to implement a simple time synchronization between the mobile device and the server.