UK VDF Special Interest Group

Logo_DataFlex_Advanced_with_shadowWelcome to the UK VDF SIG


Who are we?
The VDF Special Interest Group was created to provide a regular forum for Visual DataFlex interest in the UK. It has subsequently extended to cover Visual DataFlex’s web capable sibling, VDF Web Application Server.

Meetings are held approximately twice a year, in Autumn and Spring, usually at ASCKEY’s premises, but occasionally at other venues.  I
n general meetings are a mix of "What’s new" and no holds barred technical discussion. All are invited and even relative tyros will always find something of interest, even if it is only the power of Visual DataFlex as a Windows development system, and of WebApp server for the Internet.

FUSION 2013 event now open for registration!  9-10 October 2013, Marriott Hotel, Cambridgeshire

Fusion 13 logoFusion 2013 offers targeted technical and commercial training sessions to help you to meet the challenges of an ever changing technological landscape. This practical, interactive event is focused on helping you to capitalise on the business opportunities that will exist in the future (particularly in relation to advances in web and mobile).

Visual DataFlex 2012/17.1 has been released!

This latest release delivers many important and requested features that have been developed to improve developer productivity, application quality and performance. New features include:

DataFlex Web Framework
The Web Framework is designed to provide developers with the tools to be winning players! It addresses the technical challenges that HTML, CSS and JavaScript can impose by simplifying the development of web applications. It is possible to extend the framework at will, offering unprecedented development power.

DataFlex SQL Connectivity Kits v6.0
Applications built with Visual DataFlex Studio can be easily deployed on the DBMS of your choice! Read more about what’s included in the latest CKs!


  • Soap 1.2 support
  • Update from CodeJock 13.4.2 to CodeJock 15.3.1
  • Grid Modes API
  • JSON support
  • Language changes for Base64 encoding and decoding

Visual DataFlex 2012/17.1 has been released! (August 2013)

Visit to find out more.


EDUC (European Dataflex Users Conference) 

Took place this year on 31st May 31 & 1st June, 2012 at Parador de Baiona, 36300 Baiona, Pontevedra, Spain. EDUC is the conference for DataFlex Developers in the European region. This year, the emphasis was on how Visual DataFlex will revolutionise Web Development productivity in the future.  

May 2011 Meeting Report
This meeting was fully reported - for details follow the link here.

If you are interested in where Visual DataFlex is going, this meeting report is a "must read". The VDF Roadmap section will tell you - Web Application development alongside and using the same code as your Windows applications.

Plus more detail on this evolution, and an example of an application that has already made the transition. 

For more information on the UK VDF SIG please call 0845 2707747, or email us.

The UK VDF Sig is organised by Asckey Data Services Ltd