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 From: Dan Baker
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 Dan Baker
 To: Matthew Olson
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 Matthew Olson
Subject: RE: add to calendar links via email
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Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: Web, FTP and other Internet Protocols
Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 4:54:16 AM         

> In my application, I generate emails and send them via WestWind's wwIpStuff (wwDotNetBridge if I need to send it TLS). Right now, I also generate ics files and send those as attachments. Those don't work very well if the recipient uses Google Calendar.
> As an alternative, I'd like to have some way to embed into the email (links? buttons?) a way to allow the recipient to add event mentioned in the email to the calendar of their choice. Many times, the event is recurring, if that changes anything. Does anyone know of a way to do something like this?
> I would have thought I would find an answer to this relatively easy, but searching Google hasn't yielded anything yet.
> Thanks,
> Matthew


A good starting point for what you are looking for is a book on VFP Microsoft Office Automation
from the publisher Hentzenwerke.

All of this can be built by a lot of people on this forum, but I would say the
number of MS Automation examples is not as extensive as you would hope.

But there are some good ones in the book. I'm sure you can find experts on this forum who are
skilled in MS Automation and will help you get started for a consulting fee.

Do a search on MS Automation or Outlook Automation on Google. In the search
engine, type "word automation site:foxite.com"

You may already have strong VFP skills already.

But for those who are just getting rolling, one of the place where you can get
solid video instruction on many, many aspects of VFP is the Learning Visual FoxPro Series
created by Garfield Hudson, a Toronto native
with a relaxed and easy-to-understand style of presenting information.

In my opinion, beginners can read the manuals, but until they get the hang of
what's meant by object orient programming and take a course like this, it's hard
to move forward.

I got started learning VFP with that series.

So hope that helps.

Dan B.


add to calendar links via email Posted by Matthew Olson @ 12/19/2014 1:45:48 AM
RE: add to calendar links via email Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/23/2014 4:54:16 AM