To PFC or Not To PFC
I'm returning to PB development after about 7 years in management and
I'm trying to figure out how PFC fits into the current PB world. I
used it with 6.5 and thought it was great (though sometimes a little
complex, especially when debigging). It seems that Sybase doesn't
push it anymore and I think I saw a post that said it hasn't changed
I'll be developing an app for commercial sale and I think PB is
perfect since I think I can get more done in a shorter period of time
with PB than with anything else. I especially like that PB's future
leads...PFC ? Not PFC ?
I am about to start a very big application and would like to know whether
to use PFC or not. Is it not a good idea if we are only using a very small
portion of the PFC functionalities?
What are the benefits of using PFC? What are the disadvantage of using it?
We already have development problem because it is too slow to bring up the
object and window list in the dubugger.
To Use or Not to Use? I dont have an answer for you there but, a solution to
your speed of the debug issue is the following. We have found that keeping
copies of the PFC, PFD, and PFE p...PFC Security for Non-PFC Apps?
We have a suite of applications, some which are PFC-based while others are
not. It would not be practical to make all our non-PFC applications
PFC-compliant. Therefore, I'd like to take the PFC Security Service, rip
it apart, and rebuild it from the base PowerBuilder classes rather than the
PFC classes. I plan to then use this new, non-PFC Security Service in my
Has anyone tried this? How did you go about doing it? Was it feasible?
Better yet, does anyone have the source code for this already?
The PFC Security service uses PFC events and hooks heavily. I...PFC Security
We are going to begin developing a new PB 6.5 application and would like
to use the PFC security. We've developed a number of applications, but
have never had a reason to use the PFC security piece. Any feedback on
the "stability", "ease of use", and "functionality" , and
"maintainability" of PFC security would be greatly appreciated.
I've used it for a number of applications. Some items to consider:
1. It doesn't replace database security. It controls user access to contr...PFC Security
How do you disable/invisible the menu items in the frame menu using PFC
I disable/invisible it, when I run it nothing change and still the same.
Pls help. Thank in advance.
Did you turn on the security service for the window? It will only operate
on windows that you have actually turned it on for.
On Wed, 5 Jul 2000 11:47:33 +0800,
David <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>How do you disable/invisible the menu items in the frame menu using PFC
>I disable/invisible it, when I run ...PFC Security ?
How does PFC Security feature work ?
Is there any good documentation/links around the topic.
Here's how I understand it. The security database holds a reference to every
object on every window in your app. For each object, and for each security
group (user?), it stores whether or not to enable, disable, hide, or leave
the control alone. When your window opens, the app scans the security table
and sets the state of the controls according to these settings.
I don't know much about the actual implementation within your app (I *still*
I've finally got the pfc security pbls from PB 6.0 compiled and running. I
moved the 5 tables from pfc.db related to security over to our netrwork
database. Now, I've ran the security admin program and added 2 users. All
is well so far... NOW, I choose Scan and pick our application and the Scan
process completes. I then choose a couple of windows and choose scan once
more, and it apparently completes. I then choose exit and return to the
admin program only to find that NO objects have been added to the database.
I backed up and connected to the pfc.db instead with basically the...Pfc Security
I have an application that has been designed using PB8.03 and the PFC
classes from PB7.03 Japanese version. This was done so I could get
functionality that I couldn't have if I developed just use an eng version.
My question now is I am about to implement pfc_security, should I use the
pfc classes that are already in my app (version 7.03J) or is it better to
use version 8.03??
On Fri, 1 Nov 2002 15:06:17 +0900, "MJN"
>I have an application that has been designed using PB8.03 and the PFC
>classes from...PFC 10
will there be an open source PFC-Extender like it was in PB8
or 9 ?
You might want to add that as an issue on the open source PFC project
to help remind us to ask Sybase for the source.
On 2 Sep 2004 00:56:54 -0700, Thomas wrote:
>will there be an open source PFC-Extender like it was in PB8
>or 9 ?
Bruce Armstrong [TeamSybase]
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Is there any way to enforce the PCF security application onto Infomaker?
In theory, yes. But it would require a complete rewrite of the
imstylex.pbl. What are you trying to accomplish?
Terry Dykstra (TeamSybase)
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<Paul Moore> wrote in message news:SjyYfitU$GA.email@example.com...
> Is there any way to enforce the PCF security application onto Infomaker?
There are columns in the database that I don't want all ...PBD server (to PFC or not to PFC?)
What might the disadvantages of using PFC on the server side of a PBD app?
I read a thread in which Dean Jones(Team PS) recommended that it
not be used. I was just interested in what these reasons might be
other than the bulk and a good portion of the PFC relating to the
GUI side development.
The PFC is a framework to build GUI client applications and is not intended
for use as a DPB server framework. The needs of a DPB server such as load
balancing, error log...To PFC or not to PFC ... opinnions please ?
.... im kind of newbie on PFC (just a couple of days reading about it) ... i
have developed PB 4-5-7 apps before without problems ... but now im
interested on PFC structure ...
.... can anyone enlight me about when/where use PFc and when is really NOT
convenient ? ... and, the performance of the entire application would be
faster/better or slower/worst ?
Pato Concha Jr.
I hadn't used it until PB 6.5.1 and appreciate how much coding it saves me. I
haven't done any performa...PFC Security
Does it work?
I have gone through the set up and some of it works.
For instance, I can make a command button invisible for a
BUT I can't restrict access to a whole window!
How do you do that? What should the entry in the security_template table
I can't find any good place to set security in a menu.
And when I try in the open script of a window,:
IF NOT gnv_app.inv_security.of_SetSecurity(this) THEN
MessageBox("Security", "Unable to set security")
I get the bad news message.
Is anyone using PFC ...PFC
Anyone know if Sybase has, or has plans for, a PFC translation into PPB?
Refer to other postings....
The PPB group has no plans.
There is a light-weight foundation class being developed by
a user. Check out:
"PFC (Pocket PowerBuilder Foundation Class)"
To download, please visit: http://pocketpb.codexchange.sybase.com
On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 15:53:08 -0400, "Russ Fleming" <anon> wrote:
>Anyone know if Sybase has, or has plans for, a PFC translation into PPB?
I saw this earlier wh...