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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Release of PowerBuiilder & InfoMaker 2019 - Localized Run-time Files!

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PB/IM2019 Localized Run-time Released!

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Appeon are excited to announce the release of their PowerBuilder/InfoMaker 2019 GA Localized Run-time Files (build 2082) and are now available for downloading!
This distribution of localized run-time files works with PowerBuilder and InfoMaker 2019 GA build 2082. It is the same for all the product editions (Standard, Cloud, and Universal).
The localized run-time files are provided in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. With the localized run-time files, PowerBuilder and InfoMaker developers & application users can deploy applications with standard run-time dialog boxes in their local language.
Please download the localized run-time files for PB/IM2019 from your Appeon User Center located on the Appeon website portal!

Regards ... Chris

Friday, June 14, 2019

STD Integrated Foundation Classes - Maintenance Release 2019R2-1

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  Integrated Foundation Classes (2019R2-1) Released!

 "THE" Framework for Appeon PowerBuilder & PowerServer!

(v2019.2.1.132 - June 12, 2019)
   
Actual application built from the Integrated framework!

        Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new maintenance version of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework 2019R2-1 (build 2019.2.1.132) exclusively for PowerBuilder 2017R3, PowerServer 2017 Web and PowerServer 2017 Mobile builds 1880!
  
     STD are also very excited as this release represents another significant enhancement to the Integrated framework that really further exemplifies the power of the Appeon PowerBuilder 2017R3 development environment! The new framework combined with the current PowerBuilder and/or PowerServer products, positions developers to take advantage of today's Agile and DevOps methodologies. Plus it further enhances a new GUI "punch" in your Native, Web and Mobile Apps without buying expensive add-on products.

    The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with MS-Windows 10 O/S (Spring Creator Edition), PB 2017R3 and the PowerServer 2017 builds #1880. Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both P-code & M-code) and Win64 (P-code) deployments. Testing inside of PowerServer Web & Mobile included latest Web Browsers, latest Apple Tablet / Smart Phone and Android Tablet / Smart Phone deployments.

Note: All the STD frameworks are free and can be downloaded from its STD Foundation Classes SourceForge project website..

Release 2019.2.1.132 - Major Release (2019R2-1) - change highlights ...
  • Added new function "of_get_number_monitors" to the "nc_app_controller_master" object base class.
  • Added new function "of_get_current_monitor" to the "nc_app_controller_master" object base class.
  • Added new function "of_is_tablet_pc" to the "nc_app_controller_master" object base class.
  • Revised "constructor" event of "nc_app_controller_master" base class to Check # monitors and if running on a Tablet PC
  • Revised "oe_postopen" event of "wn_controller_master" base class to record the monitor position of the App at start-up
  • Revised "oe_postopen" event of "wn_main_master" base class to help with Window focus on OpenSheet() command in PowerServer apps
  • Added new menu item in "mu_application_master" base class to support PB2019 release's new "DARK" theme.
  • Revised "of_run" function of "nc_app_controller_master" base class to capture the current working directory and then restore it after running external Application 
     The OrderEntry example application and the Integrated Framework's Documentation has also been updated to the new Integrated Foundation class 2019R2-1 framework version. You can download the example application from here. Also, check out the online "getting started" video series to accelerate your assimilation of the best framework for PowerBuilder & PowerServer!


   STD would also like to thank Novalys Corporation for their support of the Foundation Classes by supplying the VisualExpert product for the framework's documentation.

Enjoy!

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, June 6, 2019

PowerBuilder 2019 Release - Overview Webinar

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PowerBuilder 2019 Release



Join Appeon for the PowerBuilder 2019 Release Webcast

Wednesday, June 12, 9:00 AM PDT (San Francisco)

PowerBuilder 2019 was released on May 31, 2019 and brings to the development arena the C# development capabilities (a new C# IDE and .NET data access objects), enhanced REST Web API client for PowerScript desktop and Web apps, new UI technology for PowerScript desktop apps, and numerous other enhancements.

Join Appeon live on June 12 at 9:00 AM PDT (San Francisco) to take a closer look at this monumental version and gain valuable knowledge in an action-packed 60 minutes!  In this official Appeon webinar, together with guest presenter Bruce Armstrong, Appeon will walk you through the key new features of PowerBuilder 2019. 

This webinar will put special focus on:
•    Codeless enhancement of app UI
•    C# Web API development & migration
•    Two-factor authentication
•    Live Q&A


Sign Up for the Webcast



Regards ... Chris

Thursday, May 16, 2019

STD Integrated Foundation Classes - Updated Version 2019R2 Released!

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  Integrated Foundation Classes (2019R2) Released!

 "THE" Framework for Appeon PowerBuilder & PowerServer!

(v2019.2.0.131 - May 16, 2019)
   
Actual application built from the Integrated framework!

        Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new version of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework 2019R2 (build 2019.2.0.131) exclusively for PowerBuilder 2017R3, PowerServer 2017 Web and PowerServer 2017 Mobile builds 1880!
  
     STD are also very excited as this release represents another significant enhancement to the Integrated framework that really further exemplifies the power of the Appeon PowerBuilder 2017R3 development environment! The new framework combined with the current PowerBuilder and/or PowerServer products, positions developers to take advantage of today's Agile and DevOps methodologies. Plus it further enhances a new GUI "punch" in your Native, Web and Mobile Apps without buying expensive add-on products.

     For a summary of the previous framework version's feature sets for 2018, please follow these links - 2018R1, 2018R2, 2018R3, 2018R4 and 2018R5. STD has now released 2 new versions of the framework in 2019 (2019R1). Stay tuned for more exciting releases throughout 2019 including a brand new version just for PowerBuilder 2019!

  
   The following are some of the key highlights of the new 2019R2 Integrated Foundation Class library and Appeon PowerBuilder 2017R3 versions at work, as follows:
   

Web Browser Print Window Ready

New Print Window feature in action!

Windows 10 Notification Ready

 
MS-Windows Notification Example
Theme Ready

Ready for the new "Theme" feature in PB2019
    The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with MS-Windows 10 O/S (Spring Creator Edition), PB 2017R3 and the PowerServer 2017 builds #1880. Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both P-code & M-code) and Win64 (P-code) deployments. Testing inside of PowerServer Web & Mobile included latest Web Browsers, latest Apple Tablet / Smart Phone and Android Tablet / Smart Phone deployments.

Note: All the STD frameworks are free and can be downloaded from its STD Foundation Classes SourceForge project website..

Release 2019.2.0.131 - Major Release (2019R2) - change highlights ...
  • Added "Process" API external declarations into "nc_app_controller_master" base class
  • Added "of_get_rte_control_type" function into "nc_app_controller_master" base class to get RTE 3rd party control being used
  • Revised "Constructor" event of "nc_app_controller_master" base class to validate RTE 3rd party control
  • Added Boolean SW to "nc_app_controller_master" base class to support PB2019 "Themes" feature ON/OFF
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class to log the application's Library List at start-up
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class to handle Dockable App Restore on App Restart    
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class to make the O/S Path more "readable" in the App Log
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class to make sure that only PB App's use App Object's dynamic methods
  • Added new "of_is_theme_feature_active" method to "nc_app_controller_master" base class for PB2019 support
  • Added new "of_set_themes_active" method to "nc_app_controller_master" base class for PB2019 support
  • Added new "of_call_phone_number" method to "nc_app_controller_master" base class
  • Added new "of_set_dockable_restore" method to "nc_app_controller_master" base class for more Dockable Window support
  • Added new "of_get_dockable_restore" method to "nc_app_controller_master" base class for more Dockable Window support
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class's "of_notification_display" method to use MS-Windows "PBNotify" App to send W10 message
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class's "Constructor" event to check if a Dockble app Restore is required
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class's "Constructor" event to add MS-Windows notify EXE command-line setting    
  • Revised "ns_ds_master" base class's "WSError" event to log Web Service "Buffer" name to the log
  • Revised "ns_ds_master" base class's "RetrieveStart" event to allow DWO to try and keep band data together as much as possible
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class's "oe_postopen" event to handle Dockable Restore mode
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class's "CloseQuery" event to save Dockable state of all open Document Sheets
  • Revised "wn_master" base class's "oe_set_theme" event to check if themes are active and set mouse pointer accordingly
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class's "of_set_network_info" method to bypass network adapter check if browser = IE - PS2017 (bug)
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class's "of_check_aws_version" method to retrieve AWS's AppName and AppURL
  • Added new "of_get_powerserver_version" method to "nc_app_controller_master" base class to get PS version (release)
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class's "Constructor" method to grab NetWork Adapter information from PS Web Apps
  • Revised "nc_powershell_master" base class's "of_run" method to  log the Power-Shell command's Return Code
  • Revised "wn_master" base class's "oe_drop_files" event to logging when "debug" switch is ON    
  • Revised "wn_messagebox_master" base class's "oe_postopen" event to allow no CommandButton default if a Zero is passed
  • Revised "fn_print_screen" global function base class to use external print screen when in PowerServer mode
  • Revised "fn_print_screen" global function base class to adjust for PB Units to Pixels for proper sizing
  • Revised "fn_print_window" global function base class to handle PS Web App's where Object.Print() is not supported
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class's "Instance Variables" to support the location of the PrintScreen application
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" base class's "Instance Variables" to support the location of the PrintWindow application
  • Revised "wn_main_master" base class's "oe_postopen" event to help with Window focus on OpenSheet() command in PowerServer apps
  • Revised "wn_master" base class's "deactivate" event to  "top most" (foreground) window position if "ib_always_on_top" SW is ON

     The OrderEntry example application and the Integrated Framework's Documentation has also been updated to the new Integrated Foundation class 2019R2 framework version. You can download the example application from here. Also, check out the online "getting started" video series to accelerate your assimilation of the best framework for PowerBuilder & PowerServer!


   STD would also like to thank Novalys Corporation for their support of the Foundation Classes by supplying the VisualExpert product for the framework's documentation.

Enjoy!

Regards ... Chris

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Appeon 2019 - Up Coming Webcasts!

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Up Coming Appeon Webcasts!




Using Dropbox REST API from PowerBuilder


Wednesday, May 22
9:00 AM PDT (SAN FRANCISCO)

In this community webcast, Kevin Ridley, Appeon MVP, will share with you how to call Dropbox REST APIs from PowerBuilder. You will learn how to set up a service account in Dropbox, generate an OAuth2 access token, use Files/ListFolder functions to show a directory view of folders and files, drill into folders to see contents, download selected files using Files/Download APIs, as well as upload selected file using Files/Upload APIs. Also, Kevin will demonstrate using new PowerBuilder features OAuthClient, JSONGenerator, JSONParser, DW.ImportJSON to integrate with Dropbox using the REST standard.
Recording of the Webcast will be sent to all registrants, so we recommend you register even if you can’t attend.  
Presenter: Kevin Ridley, Appeon MVP

Register 

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PowerBuilder 2019 Release Webinar

Wednesday, June 12
9:00 AM PDT (SAN FRANCISCO)

In this official Appeon webinar, Appeon will walk you through the key new features of PowerBuilder 2019, with a special focus on codeless enhancement of application UI and a practical approach to cloudify (a little or a lot) your existing projects. This webinar includes quick-start tutorials and a Q&A session so you are ready to benefit from PowerBuilder 2019 in the shortest amount of time. Join us at this live event to get valuable knowledge in an action-packed 60 minutes!

Recording of the Webcast will be sent to all registrants, so we recommend you register even if you can’t attend. 
Presenters: Armeen Mazda, Appeon CEO; Bruce Armstrong, Appeon MVP


Register

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PowerServer 2019 and PB C# Web API integration: Why, When, How

Wednesday, June 26
9:00 AM PDT (SAN FRANCISCO)

In this community webinar, Marco Meoni, Appeon MVP, will show you how to utilize new features of PowerServer 2019 (in conjunction with PowerBuilder 2019) to free your apps from the desktop and limitations of client/server architecture. You will learn about how to thin out your application by deploying business logic as C# Web APIs utilizing the new .NET DataStore of PowerBuilder 2019. And then convert your application UI into a Web app that consumes your C# Web APIs utilizing the new REST features of PowerServer 2019. Since majority of the work is automated by the migration engines in PowerServer and PowerBuilder, this Webinar will focus on the manual work that is involved.

Recording of the Webcast will be sent to all registrants, so we recommend you register even if you can’t attend. 
Presenter: Marco Meoni, Appeon MVP


Register  

Regards ... Chris








Thursday, May 2, 2019

Visual Expert 2019 - for Appeon PowerBuilder

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 What's new in Visual Expert 2019?
Generate Diagrams of your Appeon PowerBuilder code, perform code reviews, analyze DBMS performance and code analysis for PowerBuilder, Oracle, and SQL Server (just to highlight a few new key features)!



Generate Code Review ReportS
* Check coding rules and conventions.
* Find unused objects
* Review all issues with HTML Reports.
* Improve maintainability.
* Supports PB, SQL Server and Oracle code
Visual Expert Code Review Reports
Analyze the Performance of your DATABASE code
Identify slow Oracle or SQL Server objects (procedures, functions...).
Pinpoint bottle necks, slow instructions and/or queries.
Improve response times. Reduce table locks.
MORE VISUAL EXPERT FEATURES
Visual Expert provides more than 300 features to help you
maintain your Appeon PowerBuilder code! To find out more ... 


Try with YOUR Code


Regards ... Chris

Thursday, April 25, 2019

STD Integrated Framework - PowerBuilder PB2017R3/2019 PSR Viewer

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PSR Viewer Application updated!




    Software Tool & Die Inc. are please to announce a new version of the PowerSoft Report (PSR) Viewer application built from the latest free open source STD Integrated Foundation Classes and specially designed for Appeon PowerBuilder version PB2017R3 MR02! The Foundation Classes provide most of the PSR functionality natively wrapped around the framework's DataWindow Control class! The PSR Viewer allows the user to view DataWindow reports that have been saved in PSR format from either Appeon PowerBuilder or InfoMaker. A .PSR file is actually the DataWindow Object source along with its Primary data buffer contents.

PSR Viewer new look & feel under PB2017R3 MR02

   Included in this new release are also the ability to write to the MS-Windows 10  "Notification area" and also drag & drop external PSR files into the PSR Viewer for display. A much more intuitive feedback and way of working!

MS-Windows 10 Notification
Drag & Drop external PSR report files directly into the PSRViewer!


   The new PSRViewer.exe application is built using the latest version of the STD Integrated Foundation Class library (2019.1.0.129) utilizing PowerBuilder 2017 R3 MR01 (build 1880). However, the application is already ready to migrate to the new PB2019 beta#2 using Appeon PB's built-in migration feature.

PSR Viewer under PB2019 using the new Themes feature.

   The new PSR Viewer application for Appeon PB2017R3 MR01 can be downloaded from the SourceForge web site ... just click here! For the PB2019 Beta #2 version, you can download the PSR Viewer beta version from here!

Note: Older versions of the PSR viewer can be downloaded from here.


Enjoy ... Chris