PowerBuilder Conversions


WaveMaker For PowerBuilder Developers Part 1 (Introduction)   Overview Considering that PowerBuilder 15 (beta) is not publicly available without a special SAP login id for existing customers, I decided to take the time to build a WaveMaker web application and see how it compares to PowerBuilder. We’ll also find out […]

WaveMaker For PowerBuilder Developers Part 1 (Introduction)


PowerBuilder 15 a genuine SAP product until at least 2022   SAP is committed to releasing PowerBuilder 15 and has started an internal beta program and is moving PowerBuilder 12.5 and PowerBuilder 15 to the SAP downloads area. This information comes from PowerBuilder expert Bruce Armstrong via several blog posts on […]

PowerBuilder 15 – PowerBuilder User Conference 2014 in Charlotte NC


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Converting from UTC to Local & Local to UTC using .NET Framework   Converting dates from or to UTC in the .NET Framework is pretty simple as the DateTime class has many built in features including many conversion related functions.   [notice] When you parse a string into a date you […]

Converting Date to and from UTC in PowerBuilder.NET & .NET ...



  How to allow multi-line in TextBox or TextBlock in Silverlight 5 I recently needed a multi-line TextBox box in a Silverlight 5 application. I looked at the RichTextEdit Control but it was too much for what I needed. It turns out that the TextBox control supports multi-line display and […]

How to wrap text in Silverlight TextBox Control


Firing code from events in code behind of .NET user control A PowerBuilder Developers’ perspective [important]If you are not a PowerBuilder developer you may choose to skip this paragraph. [/important] Something as simple as causing some code to be fired for an event in a .NET program is not entirely intuitive […]

How to fire button click event in .NET button user ...


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PowerBuilder Migrations to C#  .NET – Handling Inheritance in C# This article was created to answer a question on a post written about PowerBuilder inheritance, and dynamic function calls in PowerBuilder. The person asking the question, Jose, asked the following question from the PowerBuilder Tip – Dynamic Functions and Events […]

PowerBuilder to C# .NET Migration Tip




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  PowerBuilder, the Y2K of 2014?   SAP is dropping the proverbial ball better than the Times Square on New Years Eve.  When SAP purchased PowerBuilder from Sybase in 2012  loyal PB developers celebrated the anticipated greener grass at SAP which ended up resembling that of the Bayou Corne (on […]

PowerBuilder 15 – No News is not Good News


Utilizing the .NET Framework System Diagnostics Code in PowerBuilder.NET Programs This short article will show you how to adapt Microsoft .NET Framework C# code examples for use in PowerBuilder.NET.  I’m using the System Diagnostics in one of my non-visuals to log errors and application problems to the Windows Event Logs. […]

Adapting .NET C# Example Code to PowerBuilder.NET



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Everyone Says PowerBuilder Is Dead – But Is It Dead? Being a career PowerBuilder developer like myself, I keep a close eye on the marketplace and where I think PowerBuilder is headed.  Part of the reason that I stick with the tool is because I believe it is technically superior […]

PowerBuilder Is Dead – Really Dead – Right?