Friday, June 3, 2011

PEM Editor 7 with IDE Tools and THOR released on VFPx

I've finally gotten all the pieces together to release both PEM Editor 7 and THOR on VFPx, in Beta releases.

What's new in PEM Editor 7 is that there is now a large suite of tools included with it, and they can be used independently from the PEM Editor form. Some of these tools were in previous releases (but with significant improvements), but most are new.

There's a lot in this release that is brand new, things that have never been available in FoxPro before. Unlike PEM Editor proper, which advertises itself as a replacement for five different FoxPro dialogs, meaning that it provides a better, cleaner way of doing something you could do before, the new IDE Tools let you do things that you could not do before.

PEM Editor is no longer in the business of managing how these new tools are accessed, whether it be by context menu or hot key. That is now handled by the new tool THOR.

The original idea behind THOR was to have an independent mechanism for handling the tools from PEM Editor (hot keys, pop-up menus, modifications to the VFP system menu, etc.) This has evolved to include facilitating the creation of tools by individual developers and the creation of a repository for sharing new tools.

It's good to finally get this out the door, so that a much larger audience can start using these tools and commenting on them.


  1. Congratulations! It's one of the best pieces of code I've ever seem. I just started to use it and I'm regretting all the time I wasted before installing PEM.

  2. Thanks so much.

    Note that with the next release, in a couple of weeks, there will be documentation for each of the new IDE Tools.