Previous Releases

Web Studio Previous Release Log


Previous releases:



Product version number: 4.3.73 


Release date: 3/15/2014
Release type: Free product update.

New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
- This version allows you to use all of Web Studio's functionality for for up to 120-days.
- Improved IDE project loading and compile speed.

Bug fixe(s): N/A



Release date: 3/6/2014
Release type: Free product update.

New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
- Enhanced syntax auto-correction of the RefreshNow method. 
- This new version allows the RestrictBrowserVersions() method suppport IE 9 and later. 
- Enchanced builder module to further increase application performance in IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari web browsers.

Bug fixe(s): N/A




Product version number: 4.3.62 


Release date: 3/5/2014

Release type: Free product update.


New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 

- Includes the ability to capture URL parameters and redirect to a specific Foo Basic form based on the URL parameter data. 

- Released new Foo Basic Web Studio evaluation version. 




Bug fixe(s): N/A




Product version number: 4.3.61 


Release date: 2/27/2014
Release type: Free product update.

New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
This version contains an improved more robust builder module (that drastically reduces the "localserverinfo" alert and "IIS" reboot required" messages that occurred in previous versions during the project building process).

Bug fixe(s): N/A





Product version number: 4.3.61 

  • Release date: 2/27/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
  • This version contains an improved more robust builder module (that drastically reduces the "localserverinfo" alert and "IIS reboot required" messages that occurred in previous versions during the project building process).

  • Bug fixe(s)N/A





Product version number: 4.3.58 

  • Release date: 2/26/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Foo Basic has added a new property (FontFromInternet) to the WebLabel control that allows the WebLabel control to support Google Fonts and @font-face CSS. This means you're no longer limited to using web safe fonts, now you can display 1000's of additional fonts without your website or web application users having to have or install these fonts on their computer or mobile device. Now you can beautify your WebLabel control with 1000's of additional fonts (make certain the fonts you use are either free to use or you're licensed to use them in your application). 
      • Note: This new feature is fully supported by Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, and Opera when your Foo Basic website or web application is hosted on a remote web server (that doesn't contain "localhost:" in its URL address). Only Chrome web browser supports this feature when your Foo Basic website or application is running from a URL that contains "localhost:".

  • Bug fixe(s)N/A



Product version number: 4.3.56 

  • Release date:  2/21/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Foo Basic Web Edition now limits the amount of running instances of the application to one to avoid any possible issues caused by multiple instances of the application running simultaneously. 

  • Bug fixe(s)N/A




Product version number: 4.3.52 

  • Release date:  2/20/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Enhanced the WebHyperLink control's copy and paste functionality.  More properties are supported when copying and pasting this control. 
    • Enhanced form re-sizing capabilities in this version. Now you can have more control a form's minimum height and width than in previous versions. 

  • Bug fixe(s)N/A



Product version number: 4.3.51 

  • Release date:  2/19/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): N/A

  • Bug fixe(s): Fixed a minor issue with the WebEmail control's SendEmailNow() method. This method now also works as intended with GoDaddy SMTP email accounts. 



Product version number: 4.3.50 

  • Release date:  2/18/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Added new method called ShowHoverForm() that allows you to show Hover forms using Foo Basic behind code.
    • Added ability for Android users to access Hover form big dropdowns menu by using the new ShowHoverForm() method in the WebHoverSpot control's click event.
    • Released a new version (v4.3.50) of LinkedCSS.css file.

  • Bug fixe(s): 
    • Fixed Hover form positioning issue that would occur when you use a WebHoverspot  control (to display a Hover form), on forms that aren't in the AppHeader form class.



Product version number: 4.3.49 

  • Release date:  2/14/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • The Hover menu (Starter Kit #1) is now available from the project selection dialog window.

  • Bug fixe(s):  
    • This version reflects a fix for a minor issue with a Membership.ValidateUser method related setting in the web.config file. 




Product version number: 4.3.47 

  • Release date:  2/10/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • The WebBodyCode and WebHeadCode controls HTMLText property has been improved in this version. Both controls now allows you to add custom Javascript, HTML, or CSS code to your web projects and call JavaScript functions using the RunJS method. 

  • Bug fixe(s):  N/A




Product version number: 4.3.46 

  • Release date: 2/10/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s):
    • Enhancements to some templates. 
    • This version now automatically updates every project's linked CSS file to the latest version (while leaving a copy of any previously used linked CSS file in the project's folder). Additional information here.
    • Release of new Foo Basic web template.

  • Bug fixe(s):  N/A




Product version number: 4.3.31 

  • Release date: 2/8/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • This version installs the system project templates for the new Hover menu project type. 

  • Bug fixe(s):  N/A



Product version number: 4.3.29 

  • Release date: N/A 
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Added new AJAX website with Hover menu system template to select project window. Live demo here. 
    • New enhanced WebHoverspot control. Now aligns hover forms uniformly to the bottom and left of the WebHoverspot control. Using the new WebHoverspot control (in version 4.3.29 and later) with Hover forms allow you to create your own custom rolled project menu (as shown below).


  • Bug fixe(s):  

  • When using Foo Basic Web Studio version 4.3.28 or earlier, some users reported receiving the following error when using double quotes in the WebText and WebLabel's text property: "Parser error message, the server tag is not well formed". These controls (in version 4.3.29 and later), now automatically handles all double quotes. When using version 4.3.28 and earlier simply use " in place of each double quote.
  • Fixes minor issue with the WebTextBox's alignment property (text-align). 




Product version number: 4.3.28 

  • Release date: 2/6/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): N/A

  • Bug fixe(s):  

  • Fixes a very minor issue where deleted menu items remained on the WebMenu control (unless you clicked on the save button after deleting menu items). Menu item deletion now works as intended without having to click on the save button.  
  • Fixes minor issue with code window access.



Product version number: 4.3.26 

  • Release date: 2/5/2014 
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Added new CSSClass property to the WebLabel control. 
    • Added 7 new CSS class styles (for the WebLabel's CSSClass property to use) that allows you to use the label control as a background gradient box on your forms:
      1. "labelfacebook1"
      2. "labelfacebook2"
      3. "labelfacebook3"
      4. "labelgray1"
      5. "labelgray2"
      6. "labelblack1"
      7. "labelblack2"



  • Bug fixe(s):  

  • N/A




Product version number: 4.3.25 

  • Release date: N/A 
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Minor enhancement free update.

  • Bug fixe(s):  

  • N/A



Product version number: 4.3.24 

  • Release date: 2/3/2014  
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Added three new project level properties that allow you to further customize your web applications:


      1. BackColor - Allows you to set your web application's background to a web safe hex color.
      2. BackColorInner - Allows you to set your application's inner page background to a web safe hex color.
      3. BackImageURL - Allows you to set your web application's background to a tiled or non-tile image.
    • These new properties can be further configured via the newly added CSS code sections (body and webappbackcolor) only available in the latest released LinkedCSS file
    • Added new CSS code class (".fbformheader") in the LinkedCSS file to allow you to further control your web project's appheader form's via CSS code.
    • Added new CSS code class (".fbformfooter") in the LinkedCSS file to allow you to further control your web project's appfooter form's via CSS code.
    • Added new project template with coded menu system.
    • WebTextBox, WebCombo, and WebList controls have a new polished shadow appearance in this version. Note: Existing Foo Basic projects must update the project's LinkedCSS file to the latest version of LinkedCSS to obtain the new polished shadow appearance for these controls. 


  • Bug fixe(s):  

      • Fixes minor bug where project's "FloatInBrowser" property wouldn't center the web application in the browser when the "FloatInBrowser" design-time property is set to true. This property now correctly centers the web application.



Product version number: 4.3.23 

  • Release date: 1/31/2014 
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • New build/compile timeout module.
  • Bug fixe(s):  

      • Fixes a minor bug in the LinkedCCS.css file (version 4.3.22) where the CSS code in the file didn't allow the WebMenu control to scale to the height specified at design-time. This issue was caused by a padding setting and has been resolved and the fix is reflected in LinkedCSS.css (verion 4.3.23). You can download and obtain this file here.
      • Fixes the "the ID 'd' is already used by another control" error message displayed while compiling a new project.
      • Fixes the minor issue where the WebMenu control is visible when you have the project's header and footer setting turned off. 




Product version number: 4.3.22 

  • Release date: 1/30/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • For convenience the WebImage control's "IsRequiredEntry" property now defaults to a boolean setting  of false.
    • For convenience you can now double-click on the SourceFolder property in the Project Window to display the folder in Windows file explorer. 


  • The WebMenu control has been fix and enhanced in this version. Now supports:
    • menu item icons, 
    • multiple dropdown menu items,
    • and a CSS style class called "menu" that allows you to further modify and enhance the appearance of Foo Basic's base CSS menu style in your Foo Basic projects (via the new LinkedCSS.css file). We will continue to further enhance the WebMenu control in up coming release to provide even more customization of this menu control.



  • The WebImage and WebHoverspot control's design-time "EffectAddOn" property have been enhanced and renamed to "CSSClass". You can now use this property as a standard CSSClass property (at design-time and runtime) and assign CSS styles to these controls. Both controls have a default style ("webimage" for WebImage controls and "webhoverspot" for WebHoverspot controls).

  • Bug fixe(s):  
    • The project property "FloatInBrowser" has been fixed in this version. Your project content now floats centered in the browser when this property is set to True.
    • A few users reported receiving the "All objects must be saved first. Please click the save button and try again" message repeatedly even after manually saving the open form. This issue has been completely resolved in this version.  
    • Fixes a very minor issue in the LinkedCSS.css file. The CSS padding for ".buttonstyle1" padding property should state  "padding:1px 1px;" instead of "". This fix will be automatically applied to any new project you create with Foo Basic 4.3.20. Important: For existing Foo Basic projects please manually edit your project's LinkedCSS.css file's padding for ".buttonstyle1" to "padding:1px 1px;". 
    • Fixes the "controls do not have code events to display" message some users reported receiving when trying to double-click on a web control (that have code events), to display its event code window. 

Current available workarounds:

  • Option #1: Simply close the Foo Basic form and then reopen it. You should then be able to access web control event code windows by double-clicking on the web control. 
  • Option #2: If that workaround doesn't work for you, simply access the control's event code window via the Property Window's event tab (see image below). 




Product version number: 4.3.19 

  • Release date: 1/25/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • New! Foo Basic's find and replace code window now fully supports spaces, special characters, and case sensitively

  • New ! A new right-click menu has been added to Foo Basic's code window that includes the following menu items:

  • Find - Displays the find window for you and automatically populates the find box with the text currently selected in the code window.
  • Replace - Displays the replace window for you and automatically populates the find box with the text currently selected in the code window.
  • Go To Definition - When you select a function or sub procedure with your mouse in the code window, then perform a right-click and select the "Go To Definition" menu item, the code window will take you to the custom function or custom sub procedure definition (if the definition exist in your project). 

  • Bug fixe(s):  
    • Fixes bug reported in previous versions of Foo Basic's find and replace code window.



Product version number: 4.3.18 

  • Release date: 1/23/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • N/A

  • Bug fixe(s):  
    • Fixes very minor bug where the names of forms and modules were converted to all lowercase characters (after deleting a form or module object from the Project window).
    • Fixes minor bug where the "Change Tab Order" window doesn't save the modified order if the designer form isn't dirty (modified). It now saves tab order changes as intended.



Product version number: 4.3.17 

  • Release date: 1/22/2014 
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • N/A

  • Bug fixe(s):  
    • Provides a fix for the "FBLicense.dll file is missing" issue. 



Product version number: 4.3.16 

  • Release date: 1/21/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Minor product enhancements.

  • Bug fixe(s):  
    • Fixes minor issue where the recent project list doesn't load the list of recently opened project consistently in the select project window (sporadically when two or more instances of Foo Basic is running at the same time).



Product version number: 4.3.15 

  • Release date: 1/20/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • N/A

  • Bug fixe(s):  
    • The issue with the WebHead and WebBody web controls where the RunJS method wasn't executing their Javascript functions (in the free version of Foo Basic 4.3.14) has been fixed in this version. See our technical support section for more detailed information.
    • The issue generating the "controls do not have code events to display" error (in the free version of Foo Basic 4.3.14) has been fixed in this version. 




Product version number: 4.3.14 

  • Release date: 1/19/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Foo Basic Web Studio will now allow you to run more than one instance of Foo Basic Web Studio at the same time (which is ideal in situations where you may need to copy code from one project to another). 
    • The  SetFocusMaintScrollPosition and MaintainScrollPositionOnPostBackNow methods have been enhanced. These two methods now work without ever requiring you to call it from within a timer control event. 
    • Other product enhancements.

  • Bug fixe(s):  
    • Fixes the minor overflow issue reported in the header form of previous versions.




Product version number: 4.3.13 

  • Release date: 1/17/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • N/A

  • Bug fixe(s):  
    • This version resolves the "FBLicense.dll" error while open a project in the free version of Foo Basic 4.3.11. 




Product version number: 4.3.11 

  • Release date: 1/16/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Updated the EnterKeyButton sample to workaround IE 10/11 setfocus bug.
    • Updated the RestrictBrowserVersions() method to reliably detect Internet Explorer 11.
    • improved faster IDE project and form loading speed.
    • Improved faster project save process.

  • Bug fixe(s): 
    • N/A




Product version number: 4.3.10

  • Release date: 1/14/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Updated all sample code templates.

  • Bug fixe(s): 
    • N/A



Product version number: 4.3.9

  • Release date: 1/13/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.

  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Added new menu item that allows you to lock the position of the web controls on your form while your form is in design mode. This prevents you from unintentionally moving web controls out of place on your form while you have a form open in design mode. Simply select a control on your form and perform a right mouse click to access this new form lock menu item feature. Alternatively you can also access this new feature from the main top menu bar lock icon.

  • Bug fixe(s): 

    • Fixes minor bug in the WebTextBox's EntryKeyButton property. Some users reported the property doesn't save the property's value when you use the property on more than fifty WebTextBox on the same form or popup form.





Product version number4.3.8

  • Release date: 1/13/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • N/A

  • Bug fixe(s): 
    • Fixes minor coding issue with the EntryKeyButton sample that was included in Foo Basic 4.3.7.




Product version number4.3.7

  • Release date: 1/12/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Added new method called "SetFocusMaintScrollPosition" to Foo Basic library. This new method allows you to set focus to a control while maintaining the web browser's scroll bar position. Works and tested with Foo Basic baseline Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari, and Opera web browsers.

  • Bug fixe(s): 
    • Fixes minor issue where the MaintainScrollPositionOnPostBackNow method only maintained the scroll bar position in Internet Explorer. This issue has been fixed to work in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. This fix is reflected in version 4.3.7 and later.




Product version number4.3.6

  • Release date: 1/12/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • The SetFocusNow() method now supports polymorphism and allows you to pass either a string or a control object (such as a WebTextBox or WebButton) to this method's second parameter.

  • Bug fixe(s): 
    • Fixes minor issue where the SetFocusNow() method and MaintainScrollPositionOnPostBackNow method doesn't set focus to the WebTextBox control when the WebTextBox has a value in its WatermarkText property. This issue has been fixed and is reflected in Foo Basic 4.3.6 and later.




Product version number4.3.5

  • Release date: 1/12/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • N/A

BC30455: Argument not specified for parameter 'strNameOfAControlInPopupWindow' of 'Public Shared Sub MaintainScrollPositionOnPostBackNow(ByRef objPage As System.Web.UI.Page, strNameOfAControlInPopupWindow As String)'.

This issue has been resolved and reflected in Foo Basic 4.3.5 and later.




Product version number4.3.2

  • Release date: 1/10/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • New CSS sections have been added to the LinkedCSS.css file to automatically provide linked CSS classes for the following controls and to provide an uniformed focus outline CSS experience cross-browser for each of the following web controls:
      • WebImage
      • WebTextBox
      • WebHyperLink
      • WebCombBox
      • WebListBox
    • When working project that were created before the introduction of the LinkedCSS.css and LinkedJavaScript.js files, Foo Basic 4.3.2 and later now automatically detects and adds both files to any project lacking those files. This allows you to add and use the built-in CSSClass button styles with older projects (without having to manually copy the LinkedCSS.css file to the older project as well as having access to both files in older projects).
    • Minor enhancement to WebTextBox control. 
    • Enhancements to the .NET compiler/builder module.

  • Bug fixe(s): 
    • Fixes issue with the WebTextBox's "EnterKeyButton" property not firing the specified button's click event code when a user presses the enter key while the control has focus.




Product version number4.3.1

  • Release date: 1/8/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Minor enhancements performed to GUI.

  • Bug fixe(s): 
    • Minor improvement to product installer script.




Product version number4.3.0

  • Release date: 1/8/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • New CssClass property has been added to the WebButton control. This addition provides an additional way (besides the CssClass runtime property) to apply individual CSS styles to any WebButton control on your Foo Basic forms.
    • WebImage controls were improved and no longer display annoying focus outline borders when clicked. 
    • New WebButton CssClass sample code project was added to the learn by code sample section of the select project screen. This  new sample allows you to see a few possibilities of the WebButton's new CssClass design-time property.
    • New "What's New In This Release" button added to the select project screen.

  • Bug fixe(s): 
    • N/A




Product version number: 4.2.4

  • Release date: 1/5/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • N/A
  • Bug fixe(s): 
    • The fix for the reported "Unable to install because a newer version of this product is already installed" issue was released and reflected in this version. 




Product version number: 4.2.3

  • Release date: 1/3/2014
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • Foo Basic Web Studio GUI logos were updated in this version. 
    • New project restore point (quick intuitive project backup utility) feature was added as a top level menu item on the product's main MDI window.
  • Bug fixe(s): 
    • The fix for the reported "429" error was released and reflected in this version. 





Product version number: 4.1.9

  • Release date: 12/28/2013
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • A new GUI form was added to this version that allows you to change web control tab orders on Web forms, Popup forms, Hover forms, and AlwaysVisible forms.  
    • A new and improved select project screen was added to this version of Foo Basic. This new project selector GUI now includes many sample code projects you can examine and test locally on your localhost server.

  •  Bug fixe(s): 
    • The fix for the reported "code editor window not loading or displaying event code in the code editor window" issue was released and reflected in this version. 




Product version number: 4.1.6

  • Release date: 12/13/2013
  • Release type: Free product update.
  • New feature(s) and or product improvement(s): 
    • The property GUI for the WebImage control was improved and additional support for PNG image types was added.

  •  Bug fixe(s): 
    • The fix for the reported "authentication membership's ResetPassword method" issue was released and reflected in this version.