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Monday, March 31, 2014

Integrated Foundation Classes ( Service Pack #2) - GA Released!

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  Integrated Foundation Classes (Update)

Service Pack #2 (SP02)

(for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile)
   Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version of their Integrated Foundation Class library today for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile!

   The latest version contains the following updates and has been tested with Appeon 2013R2 build 0110.00 using the official MR (maintenance  releases) of PowerBuilder "Classic". Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both p-code & m-code) deployments while testing inside of Appeon included Web (IE10/11 - 32 & 64bit) , latest Apple Tablet/Smart Phone and Android Tablet/Smart Phone  deployments.

   The FC's are *free* and can be downloaded (along with an updated sample Order Entry application) from the SourceForge website!

The changes to the FC's are as follows ..... 

Release 12.1.0 Changes ... March 31, 2014  GA -  SP02
Multilingual pop-up menu support

  1. Added new code to the visual OLE container's (vs_ole_master) "externalexception" event.
  2. Added new code to the visual OLE container's (vs_ole_master) "error" event.
    Note: Items #1 & #2 bring the visual OLE container to be at par with its non-visual counter-part.
  3. Removed old Webform and WPF code from the abstract Window classes "wn_controller_master" and "wn_main_master".
  4. Corrected code in the base wn_master class that sets the Window titles on the PB application's tool bar RHMB
    Note: Original code was broken during the creation of the "integrated" framework.
  5. Toolbar pop-up menu item text now translated properly into alternate languages
  6. Abstract window class wn_zoom_master controls enlarged to allow easier gesture control when running on Tablets and Smartphones.
  7. Error handling code improved on the DataWindow and DataStore base classes
  8. Removed unnecessary duplicate object class "wn_log_viewer" from the English, French and Spanish PB Libraries
  9. Added new messages to the base message DataWindow "dw_messages_e /f /s".
  10. Added new "Filter" option to the "Log viewer" class (wn_log_viewer_master".
  11. Unit tested all code changes with PB 12.1 build 6518, PB 12.5.1 build 4015 and Appeon 2013R2 ( Build 0110.00 - 64 bit)
  12. Web Tested on IE 10 & 11 and Mobile tested on iO/s iPad4 and Android based Nexus 10 devices.
  13. Application Controller changed to check the Application Object's class mappings (ie: Error, Message, SQLCA, etc)
    Note: If these mappings do not point to the STD FC's objects, mapping errors will be logged and a message displayed.
  14. The Calendar base object "wn_calendar_master" now has new English, French and Spanish extensions!
  15. The "wn_calendar_master" was changed to allow either a String or Structure to pass the initial date.
  16. The "VGA" INI parameter and its associated code were removed from the FC's.
    (this was only used for Pocket PowerBuilder which is now deprecated).
  17. Fixed a bug handling the "Debug_Mode=" INI file setting
  18. Changed the Appeon INI setting in the default INI file to use the "Logging" keyword.
  19. Added new code to the FC's Logging feature to also simultaneously write to the Appeon Log file if "Logging=Y" in the APPEON section of the INI file.
  20. A new "oe_std_fc" event added to the Message, Transaction, Error, SQL Stage, and SQL Description base classes.
  21. A new "of_get_HPos" method added to the DataWindow Control base class to allow DC's to get the amount the user has already scrolled the DW object inside the control.
  22. Added new "of_log" to the "ghost" appeonextfuncs object in the "STD_FC_Appeon.pbl" to match the updated Appeon WorkArounds.pbl
    (Note: This is to ensure Appeon2013R2 compatibility).
  23. The PB.NET version of the framework was officially deprecated and is no longer supported!  


1)  Tune the PB, Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile single source framework.
2)  Add more PB, Web and Mobile features.
3)  Integrate Open Source tools like Spell Checking, OCR, Imaging  and more!
4) Add new GUI controls
5) Extend the IIS (Web Services) framework

 Note: There will be another release of the FC's coming soon for Appeon 7.0 (multiple browser support) ... Please stay tuned to this blog for more news releases!

Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Meet Appeon in Person!

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Meet Appeon Engineers at ISUG-Tech 2014 Conference

April 14-17 at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, GA.
Appeon Logo

This is truly a wonderful opportunity for attendees of this conference. Appeon will be bringing four of the product engineers to Atlanta! They will be making the long trek over from China and are looking forward to meeting Appeon customers and PowerBuilder developers at the event.

Attending along with Appeon CEO Armeen Mazda will be:
  •     Peng Wang - Product Engineering Director
  •     Menghui Chen - Product Architect
  •     Larry Jia - Product QA Director
  •     Steven Yang - Technical Support Director

Appeon Workshop

There are also a number of pre- and post-conference workshops you can register for without having to register for the entire ISUG-Tech 2014 Conference. And the cost for Workshops is lower than the full conference.

For individuals who are interested in Appeon Workshop, please take a look at the overview video here. It will give you a taste for the workshop. The instructor for this workshop is Yakov Werde, who has been designing and delivering PowerBuilder and Web/Mobile App Development training for over 14 years.

Don’t want to miss the event!

Register for Appeon Workshop

Regards ... Chris