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Visual Expert 2017 for PowerBuilder Released!

A new major version is now available, including:   * New Code Comparison features for PowerBuilder and Database Code. * CRUD Matrix (which objects Create/Read/Update/Delete your tables). * New Code Analyzer for SQL Server (T-SQL + DB Schema). * Improved Code Doc. generator, supporting large sets of code. * Improved …

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PowerBuilder on TV!

** Very “Kool” ** One normally thinks of PowerBuilder TV as the PBTV website that contains great information about the PowerBuilder product. However, what I am talking about today is putting PowerBuilder on your TV! Yes, you read that right … put your PowerBuilder applications on your TV and interact …

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PowerBuilder on TV!

** Very “Kool” **    One normally thinks of PowerBuilder TV as the PBTV website that contains great information about the PowerBuilder product. However, what I am talking about today is putting PowerBuilder on your TV! Yes, you read that right … put your PowerBuilder applications on your TV and …

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Fast String Concatenation

I needed a way to build a string in a loop for import into a DataWindow but speed was important. I created an object with functions that allows for string concatenation using a blob variable that is allocated once and no external function calls are needed. To test my object …

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New Release (2016R3) of the STD ‘Integrated’ FrameWork!

** Hot News **  Integrated Foundation Classes (2016R3) Released!  “THE” PowerBuilder Classic & Appeon Framework! (v2016.3.0.68 – October 10, 2016)    Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version 2016R3 (2016.3.0.68) of their Integrated Foundation Class library for PowerBuilder “Classic“, …

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visible property expression breaks querymode

PB 12.5.1 visible property expression breaks querymode I found that querymode will totally ignore a column in querymode (won’t include it in the changed where) if the column has an expression on the visible property where the else results in a 0 Example: if this expression is on the visible …

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SQLAnyWhere for PowerBuilder – New Distributor!

     I just wanted to let everyone know that the SQLAnyWhere DBMS that comes included with PowerBuilder can now be purchased from Novalys as they are now an SAP authorized SA distributor. For those PB Shops that require a production licensed version, Novalys can now supply the multi-user SA version. …

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PowerBuilder TV – PowerGen 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 17H00 PM CET (Paris). Automating the PowerBuilder Build Process with PowerGen 2016     An essential tool to automate the building of PowerBuilder applications, it lets you use command line functions to automate the entire build, create libraries from object …

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PowerBuilder TV – Bootstrap for PowerBuilder

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 8:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles) / 17H00 CEST (Paris) Bootstrap for PowerBuilder    Download the source files of a PBT from your source control system and import the objects into empty PowerBuilder library files that it creates for you. Follow that up with any rebuilds …

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Sorting a string array

I had a need to sort a string array and I found some code on Real Gagnon’s website that sorted numbers by creating a DataStore/DataWindow on the fly and used that to sort. Someone added a comment that for strings you need to define the column as char to avoid …

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IWA – What is that?

Hi Everyone;     Here is another interesting new feature in the Appeon 2016 product released on September 9, 2016 – called the Installable Web Application or IWA for short! The IWA feature is automatically available when you upgrade your Appeon Server to the 2016 release. Once your PowerBuilder application has …

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Appeon Mobile – Split Screen

Hi Everyone;    I just thought that I would let everyone know that while testing the new Appeon 2016 – Appeon Work Space (AWS) installation on my mobile devices, that the new Android O/S release 7.0 was also deployed to my Droid devices. An interesting feature of the new version …

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Appeon 2016 – Product Release!

Appeon for PowerBuilder 2016 is scheduled to release on September 9, 2016!    Appeon for PowerBuilder 2016 is a major release of the product that adds numerous new features to both the Web and Mobile targets, an expanded software environment compatibility and support for additional PowerBuilder features. The new release …

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PB Low-Level RoadMap – FAQ’s

Hi Everyone;    Appeon has just release the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for the PB Low Level Road-Map series. For those of you who attended the PowerBuilder Low-Level Road-map webinar or reviewed the recorded webcast, you might also be interested in the all the posed questions and their answers that …

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PB Low-Level RoadMap – Webinar Recording

Hi Everyone;    The recorded webinar from last Thursday’s (July 28, 2016) webinar is now available online for your viewing pleasure! You may view the recorded video by clicking here. Note: You must have an Appeon account to view the video. If you do not have an account, you can …

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Powersoft is 30 years old

Forgive me posting this here, but given our tight relationship with PowerBuilder I thought it would be of interest to the community. On 1st August 2016 Powersoft will be celebrating its 30th birthday. This is a major milestone for any I.T. company and something that we are very proud of. …

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How to make a MessageBox automatically timeout

I was wondering if it was possible to have a MessageBox that could automatically close after a set period of time so I did some searching and found that you can! In Windows XP, Microsoft added a function MessageBoxTimeout but didn’t document it. The normal MessageBox function was changed to …

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Date datatype also stores the time

Hi, we have an unexpected behavior with date variables. (PB 12.1 Classic, Build 6807) Here a simple example: date ld_today ld_today = Today() MessageBox (“Value”, string (ld_today, “dd.mm.yyyy hh:mm:ss”)) The MessageBox shows a date with time. (not 00:00:00 as expected) If I set the value in a datawindow column of …

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The Future of PB – Low Level Roadmap!

** Updated 2016-07-12 **       Appeon Corporation’s “The Future of PB – Low Level Roadmap” webinar has now been announced for July 28, 2016. If you have not already done so, please register for the webinar serie by following this link (click here)!  🙂     This is the fifth …

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Web Service Framework

  FYI:  A new release of the Web Service Framework for PowerBuilder 12.x, 12.5.x and 12.6 has been released …. version 2016R2. This version includes the following changes: Fixed – “Duplicate property name: handle” warning & PB 12.6 migration issue from ns_jagorb_master Fixed – “Duplicate property name: __ptrdata” warning & …

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