Hi. I am looking for some insight about Powerbuilder. First of all, does
anyone know what share of the market Powerbuilder has compared to it's
competitors. It seems to me it has lost a lot of ground the last few years
but I don't have any hard facts to back up that statement. The reason I am
afraid it has lost ground is because I see less job ads looking for PB
programmers and also I know of several companies in my locality that have
stopped developing with PB.
Secondly, how hard is it to take a client-server application developed in PB
and convert it to a web application? S...PowerBuilder EBF's #2
It would be nice if Sybase posted why they have made an EBF. If we could
know the errors that had been fixed we could avoid wasting time running in
to them. And we could also avoid downloading EBF we do not need.
Henrik Peder Madsen
...Why Powerbuilder's future is .Net
Does Sybase think traditional PB need not to improve any
ls_me = 'an honest PB customer'
Choose case PBversion
case < 'PB11'
messagebox('Oh','I am be fed up with the ugly UI and I
need B/S development')
#IF Defined PBNATIVE Then
messagebox('God','any difference with PB6?')
#Elseif Defined PBWEBFORM Then
messagebox('Good','it is abstractive but performance need
#Elseif Defined PBWINFORM Then
...Powerbuilder's Future.. Worry?
Even though I love PB because of it's great ability for developing C/S apps,
I really worry about it's future. Does anyone have similar worries ?
Financially speaking, what promise does PB have for the next 5 years
(besides maint.) ?
Jamiel S. Humayun
QuadLogic Controls, Inc.
Please remove 'REMOVE' for my correct address
I think that everyone is concerned to some extent. PB has become the new COBOL
and most development work being done is maintenance. There are still tremendous
opportunities for PB developers out there but its all a matter of how you
position yourself. Depending on your skill level there are opportunities for:
1. High-level mentoring
2. OOAD (especially if you're proficient in HOW)
3. DB work
4. employing n-tier strategies
5. High-level PFC
An area which I feel is extremely hot yet greatly neglected is the transitioning
of PB apps to the web. If you were able to come up with an effective strategy
for taking existing PB apps & migrating them to the web w/out having to rewrite
75% of your code, I think you'd have work for awhile. The key would be to show
companies how to leverage existing resources & code to build the web-enabled
apps. This could easily be turned into a seminar. (just send me my royalty check
for the idea if you're successful <G>)
Should you be concerned about your long-term prospects in the PB arena? I would
tend...Using PowerBuilder's or Infomaker's Query Painter in my applicatoin
I am at the point in my application where I would like to allow my users
to create customized queries, and possibly reports. I have figured out
how to use syntaxfromsql to convert sql to the special datawindow code,
and this works find for me. But some of my users arn't as gifted in the
sql department. So now I wish I had a nice GUI query builder. My question
is; Is the query painter, and maybe even the datawindow painter accessable
from Powerbuilder script kind of like an activeX? Or an object that I
can drop into a window. I think I am to the point that I could recreate
th...One PowerBuilder app triggering an event on another PowerBuilder app's Frame
Running 2 concurrent PowerBuilder apps (both MDI). Is there a way to
trigger a user event on the frame of one of the apps from the other? I can
get a handle to the frame window, and I am guessing that a Send() of some
kind would do the trick, but I don't know which parameters to use or where
the parameters for the Send() are documented.
Thanks for the help.
I recently had the same situation. You can use send or post to send a message
to a window in another application. First you need the handle of the window
you are sending the message to. Since it is in another applica...lost my PowerBuilder unless it's maximized #2
Hi...sorry for the repost, but I can't find my original or any answers
anywhere. Not sure where it went, but I'll repost & hope for the best.
From: "Trisha Gorr" <trisha.gorr@SPAMFREE.moh.gov.on.ca>
Subject: lost my PowerBuilder unless it's maximized
Date: August 13, 2003 4:28 PM
Here's a silly little problem ...
I can only see my PowerBuilder if I've got it maximized. If I try to
restore it to it's previous size, it's gone. Can't see it anywhere.
Somehow it must have gotten moved off the screen.
I've snooped through my registry trying to find where it saves the window
position settings, but haven't had any luck. I was looking thru
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sybase\PowerBuilder\8.0 ... didn't see
anything, but may have missed it.
Any ideas (well other than always running it maximized) ???
Pb 8.0.2 ... Windows XP
Go in to the pb.ini file. Find a setting called 'window'. Change the x,y
and width/height to values that will make it visible on your desktop.
"Trisha Gorr" <trisha.gorr@SPAMFREE.moh.gov.on.ca> wrote in message
> Hi...sorry for the repost, but I can't find my original or any answers
> anywhere. Not sure where it went, but I'll repost & hope for the best.
> From: "Trisha Gorr" &...PowerBuilder 8 Deployment DLL's #2
I am looking for the list of the DLL files
which needs to be shipped to the user (Windows XP)
machine during the Application deployment.
Thanks in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Look in the HTML books, Application Techniques. There is a section on
deploying the application.
<Larry Utkin> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> I am looking for the list of the DLL files
> which needs to be shipped to the user (Windows XP)
> machine during the Application deployment.
> Thanks in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org
...The Future's bright... the future's XAML!
Nice one Microsoft!I am, of course, referring to the absolutely outstanding job you guys are doing on XAML - in one fell swoop, you're doing away with the hideous botches that are HTML and CSS and replacing them with a technology that truly makes them look like the amateur, Open Farce tools they are!And the best thing about it is this: I don't care that MS is a corporate outfit, wishing to tie people to their brand... the falacy of Open Source is that there's a lot of good folk out their doing stuff for free... Google puts the lie to that. My customer's won't care that they're being tied to ...What is MSSqlServer 2000's Bigint in powerbuilder 9.0.2?
how does the sqlserver 2000's bigint map to powerbuilder's datatypes?
A standard datatype that is a 64-bit signed integer in the
range -9223372036854775808 to 9223372036854775807.
"Cfauvel" <TheFauvels@verizon.net> wrote in message
> how does the sqlserver 2000's bigint map to powerbuilder's datatypes?
thanks...I think the datawindow may have an issue.
I have two apps, both built on pb9.0.2, one uses the native database driver
for sqlserver, and the other...Using Henter-Joyce's JAWS program with PowerBuilder #2
Has anybody used JAWS program in conjunction with an application written in
JAWS is a utility program written by Henter-Joyce. This program helps blind
or visually impaired computer users use various computer applications.
The product works majority of the time with PowerBuilder. The main problem
RadioButtons and CheckBoxes within a datawindow
I would appreciate any information regarding JAWS used with PowerBuilder
...How can I use another vendor's COM objects in PowerBuilder application? #2
I am planning to user another vendor's COM objects in our existing
PowerBuilder Application. Can anyone provide detailed steps how to do it and
also sample code ? Thank you.
Vikram Suva wrote:
> I am planning to user another vendor's COM objects in our existing
> PowerBuilder Application. Can anyone provide detailed steps how to do it and
> also sample code ? Thank you.
Look at the oleobject documentation (ConnectToNewObject(), etc.)
I really recommend properly coding the ExternalException event for
oleobject...it allows you to gracefully recover ...Future of PowerBuilder #2
Can anybody point me to a good documentation or an article
about the future or the prospect of PowerBuilder??
Any feed back would be appreciated.
There are MANY threads in sybase.public.powerbuilder.futures.discussions NG.
Here is a link to a very knowledgeable website:
<AK> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> Can anybody point me to a good documentation or an article
> about the future or t...The Future of Powerbuilder #2
I work for a fortune 500 company who is looking at developing a client
server software package. It is of course geared to be web enabled as well
as normal client server. As a Powerbuilder and Visual Basic programmer for
more than 8 years I believe that going with Powerbuilder on this project is
a good decision, my colleagues and managers does not. It has been rumored
for some time now that Powerbuilder is dying a slow but eminent death and
I'm rather saddened by this since I personally feel Powerbuilder is a great
tool to work with. I couldn't find any substantial informa...Datawindow's Date argument with PowerBuilder 8.0.1 and Oracle 9i 220.127.116.11
Does anybody know how to pass datetime type data from client side to server
side in the datawindow? Can anybody recommend a good book about how
PowerBuilder deals with Oracle, datawindow, embedded SQL? Thanks in advance.
PB DateTime data type corresponds to the Oracle Date type. You can set a
DateTime variable using constants, or use the Date function to make a Date
from mm, dd, yy and DateTime function to convert it.
What are you not finding in the PB help and online books?
"sybase.working" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi, there:
> Does anybody know how to pass datetime type data from client side to
> side in the datawindow? Can anybody recommend a good book about how
> PowerBuilder deals with Oracle, datawindow, embedded SQL? Thanks in
Check out the upcoming pb9 book at http://www.pb9books.com. It has a
complete chapter devoted to Oracle, although nothing specific about dealing
Terry Dykstra (TeamSybase)
Please state PB / OS / DB versions in your post.
"Jerry Siegel" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> PB DateTime data type corresponds to the Oracle Date type. You can set a
> DateTime variable using constants, or use the Date function to m...PowerBuilder Books on O'reilly's Safari
I just noticed that the book PowerBuilder9 Internet and Distributed
Application Development is available at O'Reilly's Safari Books Online
Looks like you can even buy a PDF version from the informIT.com site
Any idea when (or if) the PowerBuilder Advanced Client/Server
Development book will make it onto Safari? This is a great book and
would be nice to have it preserved and accessible in an online format.
Never...What's up with Persona's Future?
There's been a lot of confusion and concern over Persona's status. I'll
get a blog post out on the Identity blog by this time next week, but
until then, here are a few brief thoughts off the top of my head.
- Persona is currently in maintenance mode. Critical bugs, service
disruptions, and security fixes will still pre-empt other work until
- Mozilla's new NOC (the "MOC") is taking over tier 1 incident response
for Persona. We will have human-backed 24/7 monitoring of Persona, which
should *improve* reliability and inciden...How to detect if the 'cancel' button on Acrobat Reader's PDF print dialog window has been clicked when using Acrobat Reader ActiveX control in Powerbuilder 9
Product name: Acrobat Reader V5.0, Powerbuilder V9
Operating System: Windows XP
I have an Acrobat Reader's ActiveX control on my window application to
present and print PDF files. The application was developed using
Powerbuilder V9. I need to know if a user has just printed a file then
save the printed date into a database. The user can click the 'Cancel'
button on the print dialog window from Acrobat Reader to cancel the
printing. In this case I won't update the printed date. How can I know
if the user has clicked the 'Cancel' button to cancel the printing?
Does anyone know if it's possible to acces a PowerBuilder DLL from a
non-PowerBuilder application, if it's not possible how can i create, in
PowerBuilder, something like an API to be a accesed by other applications.
Thank in advance.
In visual basic can write :
Dim a as new object
a.createobject("clase") // Excel use Excel.Application
now, you can use your object with yours events...
in PB use ConnectToNewObject
Jorge Alberto Ar�valo Ruiz wrote:
> Does anyone know if it's possible to acces a PowerBuilder DL...Powerbuilder EBF's
The most recent patch for Powerbuilder Enterprise I can find is at Sybase >
Support > Downloads > ... There, Powerbuilder Build 8011 is part of
Consolodated EBF #2 for EAStudio. Other builds (8030, 8033) seem to be
about. Can anyone tell me what build is considered "official". Also, where
can I get these more recent builds and are there risks in applying them.
Thanks very much.
In article <knrTnbl2$GA.firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com says...
> The most recent patch for Powerbuilder Enterprise I can find is at Sybase >
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For the pbcatalog's, can they be created in a separate
Schema or do they have to reside where the main tables are
located in the database?
Yes, they can exist in a different schema (as long as that schema is in the
same physical database). One of the properties of the connection profile is
the "PB Catalog Owner". You just specify the account that owns the PB
<Thomas Rundo> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> For the pbcatalog's, can they be created in a separate
> Schema ...General ?'s about DBD's and platforms
PSCI_1I am relatively new to Perl, primary experience through Windows NT
with limited knowledge of UNIX. I have been instructed to identify a
corporate standard version of Perl and upgrade our desktops and servers. For
servers we have NT, HP/UX and SunSolaris. We run Oracle 7 & 8, and DB2 UDB.
Is it naive of me to think that I can have one standard build of perl for
the corporation? I was thinking of having one, with DBD's for all our
(I hate resorting to insults, but I really need some resolution, or enough
evidence to compel my superiors that I must abandon PowerBuilder. My
previous two posts on this went unanswered.)
I've always believed that PowerBuilder was not an adequate environment for
doing anything but simplistic data windows. Now this opinion is supported
by the fact that PowerBuilder doesn't provide the correct environment to run
ActiveX controls. I suppose all those stories from co-workers about bad
experiences with anything resembling *real* *programming* should have warned
me. My *first*...