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Do I need West Wind Web Connection
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  VFPJCOOK
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  Aug 21, 2019 @ 04:21pm

Hi Rick, Hope you are doing well.

I hope you recall helping me get my web service developed well enough to understand this. ITFWebService is my web service. It has a screen of a sort that is the basic localhost screen for entering a couple of parameters and then invoking the request to get an inmates balance or post a debit to an inmate's account. I want to expand this by developing a screen where inmates can fill in an order. My app has a screen where my users ring up an order like most any point-of-sale system. The inmates now have access to windows tablets and the internet. I want to develop a screen where the inmate themselves can ring up their own order. Can you lead me to the documents or white papers I should read to understand this well enough to get started?

Thanks, John Cook Bulletproof Software, Inc

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  Rick Strahl
  VFPJCOOK
  Aug 21, 2019 @ 05:00pm

I don't recall exactly what we did. I only remember building out the Web Service via ASP.NET and COM, but not a user interface.

You can use any number of technologies to create a Web UI, but if you want to use FoxPro then Web Connection is probably the easiest choice as you can continue to use FoxPro code in addition to your HTML. It's also possible to use the same approach that was used with the server which is to use ASP.NET + COM interop to access your FoxPro code but that is a bit more complicated in terms of development and especially debugging.

A good place to start to see how things work is by going through the Walk Throughs here:

Web Connection Walk Throughs

Hope this helps,

+++ Rick ---

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