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Developer Tools

White Light Computing is carrying on the tradition of empowering software developers with tools and technology.

The geeks at White Light Computing run into all the same issues as other developers as we endeavor to develop software solutions for our clients. Like many developers, we have created tools to extend the development tools we purchase. These tools have been made available to the developer community. Many of the tools are free; other tools are commercial.



  • We will continue to move more of our free tool offerings to this site in the future, but for other ones please visit rickschummer.com

Customer Testimonials

"Rick and Steve have created a couple of must have tools in HackCX and ViewEditor. While you may not use them every day, they're the type of tools that can make short work of the tasks you must perform when you do need them, and for the price, it's a no-brainer purchase decision. Check these tools out, and I'm sure you'll find as I have that they pay for themselves the first time you use them."
- Doug Hennig, Stonefield Systems Group (FoxTalk - December 2003 issue)

"How valuable you'll find HackCX really depends on the type of development you do. It isn't expensive ($50 per developer license) but if you build applications using frameworks and rarely spend time cleaning up or refactoring code, then it may not be something you need. But the moment you need to re-define a class or make changes under the hood, you'll wonder how you never lived without it."
- Andrew MacNeill, AKSEL (Advisor Guide to Microsoft Visual FoxPro - January 2006 issue)

"Yeah, one - or more - of the members of your presentation objects is hosed. There are ways to fix this kind of stuff manually, but for problems like this, HackCX Professional will be the best $50 you ever spent."
- Mike Feltman, F1 Technologies

"HackCX Professional v4 is one of those tools you wonder how you ever got along without. It not only makes it easy to find and change things inside your forms and class libraries, it also helps you see things you might otherwise miss. Highly recommended!"
- Rick Borup,  Information Technology Associates

"ViewEditor has matured into what the View Designer should have been. Very robust, extremely well designed (Rick Schummer knows his developer tools) and will open views I have broken so the VFP View Designer won't open them. I can't imagine working without the ViewEditor..."
 Charles Hankey, F1 Technologies, Inc.

"It takes one heck of a product to make developers happy because we are the hardest customers to please. It probably comes from all of the "pleasing" we have to do for our own customers. But you really did it! You incorporated all of our requests, threw in some good stuff of your own, and polished it until it shines. ViewEditor is a perfect companion product to The Stonefield Database Toolkit. I can use ViewEditor to make the most outrageous views complete with macro-substituted parameters, then use the SDT to propagate those changes throughout my DBC. The pair make view/database changes not only possible, but completely painless. Your hard work and dedication to a quality product are certainly on display in ViewEditor, I thank you and my customer's should thank you. Keep up the great work!"
Paul James, Life-Cycle Technologies, Inc.

Believe it or not, HackCX has *already* saved me about three hours of work today. I can't believe I waited so long to buy it!"
- Kevin Ragsdale, PC-Interactive

"I use ViewEditor several times every day. It's like the American Express card for developers---don't code without it."
- Michael J. Babcock, MB Software Solutions, LLC

"As others pointed out, you need to hack the VCX. For my money, you can't get a better tool for the job than HackCX Professional."
- Jim Winter, Production Advantage, Inc.

"You have a great product in ViewEditor and super support and upgrade policies! Thank You so much."
- Paul Kaminsky, Pro Systems Consultants

"In summary, I give ViewEditor an A for features, an A- for documentation and an A+ for technical support. I highly recommend this product. At a $75.00 per developer license fee, it is well worth the money. I easily saved the cost of purchase in my first use of this software."
- Burt Rosen, Software News and Views

"I use HackCX all the time, and ViewEditor pretty frequently. I'm in and out of both in seconds, but that's the beauty. Thanks for some great tools, and I'm looking forward to MenuDesigner."
- Dan Lauer, The Country Sampler Store, LLC

"Iím really enjoying this new version of the ViewEditor!  I am so productive I have to stop and think once in a while!"
- Jim Felich, Integrated Technology

"The HackCX and ViewEditor tools are working just great. They are the time savers that I thought they would be. The best use of HackCX was converting a project from my old framework (such as it was) to Codemine. It took about ten minutes to do a job I couldn't even think about how to start."
- Steve Herbin, SNH Computing Corporation

"HackCX has been invaluable in keeping my applications up to date. I recently made a change to several of my fundamental vcx files. This, of course, rendered almost all my forms in several applications useless until I relinked and updated affected controls. Without HackCX, this would have been arduous, if not impossible! HackCX made it easy and painless! Thanks, Rick!"
- Bob Wilkes, Keystone Computer Services, Inc.

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