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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PB12 ISUG Benefit - Active!

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    The International Sybase User Group (ISUG) are pleased to announce that their newest member benefit, PowerBuilder 12, is now available to both the Green and Gold level members! This member benefit is a fully-functional, personal-use copy of PowerBuilder 12 Enterprise (which includes both the Classic and .NET versions of PB).  However, unlike the previous NFR program, this benefit is strictly for personal use, and it tied to your ISUG membership.  You will be required to download, sign and return a license agreement that outlines these terms before you receive your copy.  Your right to use this license will expire at the earliest of your paid membership expiration or 12 months. These small changes are a result of abuse with prior versions of the PowerBuilder benefit and while they will be a minor inconvenience ISUG believes that you will appreciate this new offering.

   Also, don't forget that if you upgrade your membership or renew your membership before the end of September, you'll be eligible for our member drawing of a portable hard drive! So login to your ISUG membership account today, renew your (or upgrade to) Green / Gold membership if you want to or need to, and then go to 'My Benefits' to learn how to acquire your personal copy of PowerBuilder 12 today!

ISUG WebSite

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, September 16, 2010

TopWiz Update

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Roland Smith of TopWiz recently updated the Winsock example on his website along with the examples that are based on it - EmailSMTP, PBChat and the new EmailPOP3.

The error handling in n_winsock was completely rewritten, most functions now return a boolean with True=Success or False=Failure and the MessageBox function calls have been removed. If an error happens, your code can call a new of_GetLastError method to get the error message text. It also has a new form of the of_Listen function that doesn't require a window handle.

The SMTP email object n_smtp has several new capabilities. The new of_AddAttachment function replaces of_AddFile and allows the developer tp attach blob variables in addition to files. Other new functions include of_AddCustomHeader and of_SetPriority.

The POP3 example can be used to download email from a mail server. It returns the email as a string that can be saved as a .eml file. Eventually, the plan is to add more functions to separate out the message body and attachments.

Enjoy .... Chris

Thursday, September 9, 2010

STD Foundation Classes for Appeon 6.5

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    Software Tool & Die Inc is pleased to announce that they have released a new version of their STD Foundation Classes for the production version of Appeon 6.5. This release is based on the STD framework using PowerBuilder 11.5.1 build 4011 and PB 12.0 build 5530. PowerBuilder developers can now enjoy this superior framework for their mission critical applications allowing them to deploy either JSP or ASP.Net based web server environments. In the mean time, Appeon will supercharge your Web deployed applications assisted by the STD FC's lightweight performance architecture!

      The STD Foundation Classes are a free business and productivity framework for now Appeon, InfoMaker, EAServer, PocketBuilder, and PowerBuilder that support .Net Assemblies, WebForm, WinForn, Win32, WPF and now JSP/ASP deployment as well. For those developers who have an ISUG membership at either the Gold or Green  level - you can download the full development version of Appeon 6.2 or 6.5 for free as well.

STD FC Release 6.5 Changes ... September 9, 2010)

1)  Corrected file handling problem with the Log Viewer screen.
2)  Changed Appeon WorkAround library to v6.5
3)  Tested framework with OrderEntry sample application
4)   Migrated changes to PB 12.0 build 5530.

    Along with the new framework for Appeon 6.5, there is also new example OrderEntry application that uses the Appeon aligned STD Foundation Classes to aid in the learning and testing experience. Both the new Appeon based STD framework and the OrderEntry sample application have been uploaded to the SourceForge website (click here). Select "View All Files" at the main project page and the look for the new Appeon folder.

Enjoy .... Chris!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ISUG User Group Meetings in September

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 Please note the following up coming International Sybase User Group meetings scheduled for the September, 2010 time frame ...

 I hope that you can attend one in your area!

Regards ... Chris

Monday, September 6, 2010

PowerBuilderTV - September 2010

** Upcoming webinars on PowerBuilderTV **

 This fall, PowerBuilderTV continues to bring you the best of PowerBuilder bringing new energy and focus.

Thursday September 9th at 10:00am EST (New York) / 16:00 CET (Paris)

Implement Single Sign-On in PowerBuilder Applications
Password fatigue is the phenomenon of feeling overwhelmed by the need to remember all of them. Implementing Single Sign-on with Active Directory is one way to fight it. In this webinar, we’ll show you how to add user authentication to your PowerBuilder application, and combine it with Active Directory accounts.
Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle

Thursday September 23rd at 10:00am EST (New York) / 16:00 CET (Paris)

What's new in Visual Expert 6.0
Designed specifically for those who are already familiar with Visual Expert, this webinar will focus on how to use the new features in Visual Expert 6.0. See how the new Visual Expert makes code maintenance even easier with extended cross referencing and redeveloped Impact Analysis.Unfamiliar with Visual Expert? See an introduction
Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle

Tuesday September 28th at 12:00pm EST (New York) / 18:00 CET (Paris)

Dive into WPF: Binding 3rd Party WPF Controls to DataWindow Columns

Not only can you now use custom WPF controls in PowerBuilder, not only can you use them in DataWindow Objects... you can bind them to result sets too! We'll show various base WPF controls and 3rd party WPF controls being used in DataWindow Objects and how their properties can be mapped to, and manipulate, DataWindow buffer columns.
Presenter: John Strano

Find more at PowerBuilderTV!

Regards ... Chris