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Thursday, August 1, 2019

STD Web Service Framework - 2019R2 released!

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"THE" Appeon PowerBuilder Web Service Framework!

(v2019.2.0.80 - July 31, 2019)


     Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are please to announce the release of their new Web Service STD Foundation Classes for .Net/IIS (STD FC WS). The updated Web Service framework is solely targeted to helping Appeon PowerBuilder developers, develop .Net based Web Services deployed to MS-IIS application servers. The Web Service based framework takes advantage of RAD techniques - employs an MVC (Model, View, Controller) architecture for superior performance, flexibility and extend-ability. 

   Note: All the STD frameworks are free and can be downloaded from its STD Foundation Classes SourceForge project website. Just click on the WebService link located in the project's main webpage.

    The Web Service framework - while greatly improving the PB & Appeon developer's productivity - also includes these types of features to help with RAD based projects:
  • Helps the PB developer to Implement "stateless" programming
  • Manages DataStores for you automatically
  • Manages DB updates for you automatically
  • Facilitates  MVC design & programming
  • Provides Encryption / Decryption servicesProvides extended numerical services (ie: And / Or / Xor / Xand / etc features to PowerScript
  • Provides Result Set generation for any data
  • Provides HTML generation for any data
  • Allows STMP eMail generation
  • Facilitates the consumption of .NET classes
  • and much more!

    This version of the Web Service framework has been fully tested with PB2017R3 build 1880 and MS-Windows 10 build 18362. The main updates to the 2019R2 build 2019.2.0.80 for the STD Web Service FC's for IIS include...
  • Migrated the framework to PB2017R3 build 1880
  • Added "of_utc_to_local_datetime" method to "nc_business_master" object class to support UTC => Local Time conversion *
  • Latest WinAPI functions synchronized between the Integrated framework and the Web Service framework *
  • Created "nc_utc_master" object class UTC => Local time "Helper". *
  • Revised framework version to 2019.2.0.80 in "nc_ws_master" object class
  * - See the OrderEntry App's use of the WS framework for Zip/Unzip example

Click the following link for  more information on the previous 2018R1 WS framework release!
  • The Framework documentation completely updated using the new VisualExpert 2018 product!
VE2018 generated Web Service Framework Documentation

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


Note: This will be the last version of the Web Service framework for PB2017R3. All new development from this point onwards will be completed using PB2019.

Enjoy!

STD Integrated Foundation Classes - Maintenance Release 2019R3-2

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  Integrated Foundation Classes (2019R3-2) Released!

 "THE" Framework for Appeon PowerBuilder & PowerServer!

(v2019.3.2.135 - July 31, 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 2019R3-2 (build 2019.3.2.135) 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 latest framework version combined with the current PowerBuilder and/or PowerServer products, positions developers to take advantage of today's Agile / 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 (Build 18362), PB 2017R3 and the PowerServer 2017 build #1880 plus PowerServer 2019 build #2082. 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 2019.3.2.135 - Major Release (2019R3-2) - change highlights ...
  • Added KeyBoard layout API definitions.
  • Revised "of_findwindow" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class to use an extended search if basic search fails.
  • Added new "of_get_powerserver_session" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class
  • Added new public "of_findwindow_partial" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class
  • Added new "oe_os_setting_changed" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class
  • Removed "nc_pbdebug_pbvm180" object class as PB2018 was never released
  • Added TimeZone API definitions in "nc_app_controller_master" object class
  • Revised the release number to "2019.3.2.135" in "nc_app_controller_master" object class
  • Revised "of_is_application_instantiated" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class to check for Web Browser duplicate App's
  • Created new "nc_app_controller_master" object class support UTC time to Local time
  • Added new "of_utc_to_local_datetime" method in "nc_app_controller_master" object class to utilize NVUO Helper to  get UTC => Local Time
     The OrderEntry example application and the Integrated Framework's Documentation have also been updated to the new Integrated Foundation class 2019R3-2 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.

Note: This is the last release of the STD Framework for PB2017R3. All new feature development of the framework will be developed for PB2019 exclusively from this point onward.
 Enjoy!

Regards ... Chris

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!

** Hot News **

  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

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 ... 


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Regards ... Chris