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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

STD Integrated Foundation Classes - Updated Version 2019R1 Released!

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  Integrated Foundation Classes (2019R1) Released!

 "THE" Framework for Appeon PowerBuilder & PowerServer!

(v2019.1.0.124 - February 6, 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 2019R1 (build 2019.1.0.124) exclusively for PowerBuilder 2017R3, PowerServer 2017 Web and PowerServer 2017 Mobile builds 1858!
     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. Note that STD has now released 5 new versions of the framework in 2018. Stay tuned for more exciting releases throughout 2019!

   The following are some of the key highlights of the new 2019R1 Integrated Foundation Class library and Appeon PowerBuilder 2017R3 versions at work, as follows:

Debug Tracing (built-in)

Updated Debug Tracing feature extended to PB2018/2019

Built-in Web Browser

Access websites inside your PB Apps!

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 #1858. 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 2019.1.0.124 - Major Release (2019R1) - change highlights ...

  • Revised "mu_application_master" object class to add support for "Themes" in PB 2018 or higher   
  • Revised "nc_app_controller_master" object class to...
  1.  Track Theme in use
  2.  Allow sending a Return Code back to the calling App or O/S
  3.  Added HEAP memory command declarations
  4.  Perfrom Controller Close before a Restart
  5.  Get the PS App's "run mode" & log it for debug tracing
  6.  Retrieve PowerServer session count information
  • Added "nc_pbdebug_pbvm180" object class to add support for debug tracing in PB 2018
  • Added "nc_pbdebug_pbvm190" object class to add support for debug tracing in PB 2019
  • Revised "nc_systemtray_master" object class to use external functions now located in the "nc_app_controller_master" object class
  • Revised "ns_sqlca_master" object class to issue either a Commit or Rollback on disconnect
  • Revised "wn_controller_master" object class to ...
  1. Added Yield command to allow proper resource clean-up between Window closes
  2.  Revised code to automatically compute FNFIXEDBAR version   
  3.  Added code to save the location & size of this window to the INI file
  4.  Added code to restore the window to its last known position & size
  5.  Added code to close All Windows before the Controller window   
  • Revised "wn_master" object class to restore last App "Theme" used when App shutdown previously
  • Revised "wn_popup_master" object class to center window on last controller's position
  • Revised "wn_response_master" object class to center window on last controller's position
  • Added new "vs_ole_browser_master" object class to allow an embedded IE Web Browser.

     The OrderEntry example application and the Integrated Framework's Documentation has also been updated to the new Integrated Foundation class 2019R1 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.


Regards ... Chris

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