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Friday, March 11, 2022

STD Integrated Framework - 2022R1 released!

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  Integrated Foundation Classes (2022R1) Released!

 "THE" Framework for Appeon PowerBuilder & PowerServer!

(v2022.1.0.281 - March 7, 2021)

        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 2022R1 (build 2022.1.0.281) exclusively for PowerBuilder 2021 and PowerServer 2021 (Cloud), and InfoMaker 2021 (build 1506) - with new features, enhancements and upgrades!
     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 2021 build 1506 development environment! The updated 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 newer GUI "punch" in your Native and Cloud based Apps without buying expensive add-on products. Especially, since the framework is free!

     For a summary of the previous framework version's new & revised features for
, please follow these links - 2020R1, 2020R2, 2021R1, 2021R2 , 2021R3, 2021R4 and 2021R5. Note that STD has now released 5 new versions of the Integrated framework in 2021 with lots more planned for 2022!
   The following are some of the key highlights of the new 2022R1 Integrated Foundation Class library for Appeon PowerBuilder 2021 build 1506, as follows:
  • Removed the last of Appeon Mobile code
  • Removed the last of Appeon Web code
  • Added support for PowerTipText on all PB visual controls
  • Added support for TopwizWeb product


PowerTipText added to all visual controls that did not have this feature!


Actual working Demo App using the new TopwizWeb product!

     The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with the latest MS-Windows 10 O/S (21H1 build 19043.1415), MS-Windows 11 O/S (21H2 build 22000.527), PB 2021 build 1506 and the PowerServer 2021 build #1.1.1. Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both P-code & M-code) and Win64 (P-code) deployments. Testing inside of PowerClient and PowerServer included both 32bit and 64bit deployments.

Note: All the STD frameworks are free and can be downloaded from its STD Foundation Classes SourceForge project website and licensed under Apache 2.0 open source.

Release 2022.1.0.281 - Major Release (2022R1) - change highlights ...
  1. Migrated the framework from being based on PB2021 Build 1311 to PB2021 MR Build 1506
  2. Removed the last of the framework code that supported the Appeon Mobile product (deprecated).
  3. Removed the last of the framework code that supported the Appeon Web product (deprecated).
  4. Revised "wn_profile_master" to add "AcceptText" command to make sure that all the entries are in the DWO's primary buffer
  5. Revised "wn_profile_model_master_e/f/s/i" revised code to format the Window title information better
  6. Revised "nc_app_controller_master" code to log PS2021 server interaction HTTP Response Status if Debug is ON
  7. Revised "nc_app_controller_master" code to adapt to PS2021 (technically different PS2020)
  8. Revised "vs_wb_master" to add code to all events to log all activity when in "Debug" Mode.
  9. Revised "wn_controller_master" code to fine tune "theme" & "track user" functionality
  10. Revised "wn_controller_master" code to better support PowerClient & PowerServer Apps.
  11. Revised "ns_sqlca_master" code to support PowerServer 2021 Begin Session
  12. Revised all visual controls to support frameworks new PowerTipText feature.
  13. Revised all "open_sheet_xxxx" global functions to automatically handle mouse pointer set/restore
  14. Revised the "ns_http_client_master" class to support the TopwizWeb product
      The OrderEntry example application and the Integrated Framework's Documentation has also been updated to the new Integrated Foundation class 2022R1 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 (Cloud) applications!

   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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