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...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 #2
Last year, there was another decline in Powerbuilder users
I think mainly it is because Sybase neglected a great
product. Although they say in the survey that the decline is
neglegible, Majority of the survey participants; if not all;
I believe are from the US. The question is HOW ABOUT THE
REST OF THE WORLD? for the past few years, I have been
tracking jobs sites in Australia just to see how "in-demand"
Powerbuilder is. For the past few years, there was a steady
decline in demand, The sad thing about the hir...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...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 ...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?
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 ...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.email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org says...
> The most recent patch for Powerbuilder Enterprise I can find is at Sybase >
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 On Mac's
I understand that Powersoft has stopped supporting PB on the Mac. Does
anyone know where I could find that information directly from Sybase. I
have spent quite a bit of time on their site with no results!
* You want me to remove what to send you mail, forget it! *
On Wed, 25 Feb 1998 08:01:02 -0500, in
powersoft.public.powerbuilder.general "Jim Douglas"
Is it true that Sybase orients powerbuilder only to database appliation?
but we wish it could provide more tools and functions used to develop more
kinds of applications ,such as TCP/TP,multimedia and so on just like VB or
Delphi does ,instead of calling winapi complicatedly.
PB's strength has always been development of database-oriented business
applications. The fact that native Windows functions are not in the box
probably stems from PB's multiplatform origin - it used to run on Mac and
two or three flavors of Unix. Encapsulating more of the Windows APIs in