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Third-Party Tools Visual Guard for PB11 06/21/2007 - Novalys released Visual Guard for PB11. This tool secures PowerBuilder 11 applications and supports .NET Winform and ASP .NET Web forms deployment. For more information, visit: profile-user-permission-powerbuilder.htm PBEditor 06/17/2007 - TopWizProgramming added a sample of using the Scintilla editor in PowerBuilder to its Web site. ODBC API Sample 06/17/2007 - TopWizProgramming added an ODBC API sample to its Web site. This program lets you use the ODBC API to get information about the structure of any database with an ODBC driver. PBDelta 5.2.4 06/09/2007 - PowerBuilder Developer's Resource (PBDR) released version 5.2.4 of PBDelta. The new version includes a number of fixes. PowerBuilder PowerBuilder 11 06/12/2007 - Sybase announced the availability of Syba... (more)

Creation and Consumption of Web Services with PowerBuilder

PowerBuilder 12.5 introduced a number of significant enhancements to web services support, both for creation and consumption. In particular, the following were introduced as new features in PowerBuilder.NET: WCF client proxy WCF service target REST client proxy We're going to look at what those new features provide and how to use them. We're also going to look at how we can package some of that functionality so that it can be used from PowerBuilder Classic applications as well. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) First though, some background. When support for a web service client... (more)

The Next Paradigm Shift...

First there were the thin clients. Not the Internet thin clients, I'm talking about the mainframe applications with dumb terminals. Everything ran on the server; the client was basically there only to display and for input from the user. Then PCs came along and a paradigm shift occurred toward thick clients. Really thick clients in fact. Not only was the user interface running locally on the PC, but often so was the data access layer, with the application accessing local database files or perhaps a shared database file on the network. Key reasons for the shift were a better user... (more)

DataWindow.NET How To: DataWindow Formatting

Last month we saw how DataWindow.NET technology can be a benefit when used for data presentation and data access in a Windows Forms (WinForms) application. This month we're going to look at how DataWindow.NET technology is a simpler but more powerful way of formatting data in the presentation layer. Once again, we'll be taking a sample application provided by Microsoft for .NET and implementing it using DataWindow.NET technology. In this case, we're using the Visual Basic .NET Code Sample: DataGrid Formatting sample application available at (more)

Top 10.5 Reasons to Use PowerBuilder 10.5

This month we take an in-depth look at the new features introduced or existing features enhanced in PowerBuilder 10.5. Even though it is not a full point release, it (like 6.5) is a full major release. In order to get many of these enhancements to the user (you and me) sooner, Sybase split off a subset of the original enhancements planned for the 11.0 release. The stuff that is centered around .NET deployment remains in the 11.0 feature set. In the meantime, the features that were not .NET deployment-related are available now. Sue Dunnell, the Sybase product manager for (among o... (more)