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Monday, October 9, 2017

PB/IM 2017 - MR01 Download

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PowerBuilder / InfoMaker 2017

Maintenance Release #01


    Appeon has now released the first maintenance update for both PowerBuilder 2017 and InfoMaker 2017 products. If you have an active subscription to either PB2017 or IM2017 you can now download the MR01 software (build 1681) from your Appeon website login's User Center as follows:

  • Proceed to the Appeon website
  • Login using your Appeon login ID & password
  • Proceed to the User Center
  • Select Downloads tab
  • For PowerBuilder, select the PB MR#1681 link
  • For InfoMaker, select the IM MR#1681 link






Note: You must have either Appeon PowerBuilder 2017 Build 1666 or Appeon InfoMaker 2017 1666 already installed in order to apply MR01.


Regards ... Chris

Friday, October 6, 2017

Elevate Conference - Presentation Downloads

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Elevate Conference

Presentation Slides

    Appeon have now released a copy of all the presentation materials from this years Elevate 2017 PowerBuilder Conference held in Charlotte, NC, USA this past September.

     If you attended the Elevate conference, then you can access the various presentation materials as follows:

  • Proceed to the Appeon website
  • Login using your Appeon login ID & password
  • Proceed to the User Center
  • Select Conference Management
  • Select My Documents













Download & Enjoy!


Regards ... Chris

Friday, August 25, 2017

PowerBuilder 2017 - MS-Windows Explorer

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Windows O/S Explorer


    Software Tool & Die Inc. is please to announce the release of its new MS-Windows O/S System Explorer utility all written in PowerBuilder 2017! This utility demonstrates the power of using the STD Integrated Framework plus MS-Windows SDK calls to locate every running application, process, service, etc running in the entire operating system. The latest release contains the following upgrades ...
  • Migrated the code base to Appeon PowerBuilder 2017
  • Updated the STD Integrated framework to the latest release (2017R2)
  • Added 32bit M-Code compilation
  • Added 64bit P-Code compilation.
  • Fixed small resizing issues
Win 32/64 WinExplorer running on W10

     This release is also already ready for deployment as a Web Browser based application utilizing the Appeon Web software. With the combination of the STD Integrated  Framework plus Appeon - the MS-Windows Explorer application will now function in either the Internet Explorer, Opera, FireFox, Chrome or Edge web browser.

WinExplorer running as a Web App on MS-Edge!

     Unlock the "Power" in PowerBuilder and download this free PB Classic utility application. Check out the prowess of the Integrated framework assisting the Windows Explorer application - click here to download!

Enjoy ... Chris

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Appeon PowerBuilder 2017 - Script Commenter

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STD Foundation Classes

New Script Commenter Application released!

  
     Software Tool & Die Inc. today are very pleased to announce a new Script Commenter (2017R1) application for the new Appeon PowerBuilder 2017 IDE. This latest release of the Script Commenter application is also using the latest STD Integrated Framework (2017R2 - July 17, 2017) - which now supports 64bit deployment ...


PB 2017 IDE using the Script Commenter!

         The STD Script Commenter is a significant enhancement to the way a PB developer works productivity wise by easily allowing code comments to be added to any object classe in the current object painter's PowerScipt or declaration areas! The Script Commenter is based on the original commenter application by R.C. Sizer but has been totally refactored. The latest release includes the following new features ...

  • Migrated the App code from PB 12.1.x to PB 2017 build 1666.
  • Optimized the code that searches for the IDE frame window.
  • Created new Project objects for 32bit P/M-Code & 64bit P-Code deployment.
  • Updated the STD framework to release 2017.2.0.76 (2017R2) ... July 17, 2017.

Mapping the Script Commenter in the PB 2017 IDE

    The new Script Commenter is designed to work with any Unicode version of PowerBuilder (v10.0 through 2017). It can be activated in any PB IDE by creating a toolbar short-cut icon and assigning to the EXE as follows:

app path\ScriptCommenterXXX.exe  header
  - or -
app path\ScriptCommenterXXX.exe  block
  - or -
app path\ScriptCommenterXXX.exe  inline
  • where XXX = Compiled type 32M, 32P or 64P 

     The values added as a header, in-line or block comment are located in the "Comment_Block.ini" file. This file can built based on the values found in the "Comment_Template.ini" file and is customizable by the PB developer!

    You can download the new STD Script Commenter application from the STD Framework's website by clicking here and get more productive!

 
Enjoy!

Note: The previous PB 12.1 Script Commenter version is in the Archive sub-folder.

Regards ... Chris

Monday, July 31, 2017

STD Foundation Classes 2017R2 - Example OrderEntry Application Updated!

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Example OrderEntry Application Updated

STD Foundation Classes 2017R2




    The example OrderEntry application has been built utilizing both of the Software Tool & Die Inc. frameworks. The OrderEntry application has now been updated in this latest release to use the  Integrated framework 2017R2 (build 2017.2.0.76) and the Web Service framework 2017R2 (build 2017.2.0.65). It is also the first version of the OrderEntry example application built using PowerBulder 2017 IDE from Appeon.

    Utilizing the STD frameworks, the OrderEntry application demonstrates how PowerBuilder 2017 and Appeon developers can really extend the functionality of their business applications for native, cloud, web and mobile use! The example application can not only be deployed as a 32bit native, Web or Mobile App - now for the first time, also a 64bit App as well.


New Create Graph event to control series & data points!

  To download the latest example, please visit the STD Foundation home web site located in the SourceForge online community. Then select the OrderEntry application latest release from here!

Note: Please read the "ReadMe.doc" file for specific deployment information.

Enjoy!

Regards ... Chris

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Integrated Foundation Classes (2017R2) Released!

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  New Integrated Foundation Classes (2017R2) Released!

 "THE" PowerBuilder Classic & Appeon Framework!

(v2017.2.0.76 - July 17, 2017)
Framework
 
   Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new version 2017R2 (build 2017.2.0.76) of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework for the latest Appeon PowerBuilder, Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile!
Note: This is the first release of the framework specifically for PowerBuilder 2017!


   The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with MS-Windows 10 O/S (Creator Edition), PB 2017 build #1666 and the Appeon 2016 PowerServer  (build 1119). Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both P-code & M-code) and Win64 ( P-code) deployments. Testing inside of Appeon 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 2017.2.0.76 - Major Release (2017R2) - change highlights ...

  • Migration of entire Integrated framework from PB 12.6 to PB 2017.
  • Added support for 64bit application processing.
  • Added "AddFontResourceEx" and "RemoveFontResourceEx" font API's to nc_app_controller_master
  • Added "ib_pdf_native" switch to support PB 2017's new native PDF feature to nc_app_controller_master
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "of_get_dbms_version" method to use INI file
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "of_set_pbdebug_on" method to support PB 2017
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "of_set_pbdebug_output_file_name" method to support PB 2017
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "of_set_pbdebug_delete" method to support PB 2017
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "of_set_pbdebug_option" method to support PB 2017
  • Revised code in nc_app_controller_master "Constructor" for "expected" db version from INI file
  • Revised ns_ds_master to add ib_pdf_native switch for native PDF support in PB 2017
  • Revised ns_ds_master "oe_postconstructor" method to manage Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Added ns_ds_master "of_set_pdf_native" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Added ns_ds_master "of_get_pdf_native" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Revised ns_ds_master "RetrieveEnd" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Revised ns_dc_master to add ib_pdf_native switch for native PDF support in PB 2017
  • Revised ns_dc_master "oe_postconstructor" method to manage Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Added ns_dc_master "of_set_pdf_native" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Added ns_dc_master "of_get_pdf_native" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Revised ns_dc_master "RetrieveEnd" method to support Native PDF Gen in PB 2017
  • Framework documentation completely updated using the new VisualExpert 2017 product!
Actual Integrated Documentation from VE 2017
   STD would like to thank Novalys Corporation for their support of the Foundation Classes by supplying the VisualExpert product for the framework's documentation.


Please Note: This is the first version of the STD Integrated framework for PowerBuilder 2017. All future Integrated framework releases will be solely based on PowerBuilder 2017 and the Appeon product family.

Enjoy!

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Migrating to PB 2017

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Migrating to PowerBuilder 2017

https://www.appeon.com/developers/library/videos/migrating-powerbuilder-2017.html

       Please note that the recorded webinar Migrating to PowerBuilder 2017 is now available to watch on the Appeon website. Please click here to view!



Enjoy .. Chris