PowerBuilder Tips or Tricks


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 ...



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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


MySQL Connections With PowerBuilder – Common Problems and Solutions Crash in PowerBuilder when selecting data in TEXT columns If you have tried to connect to mySQL using the ODBC connector with database that has long text columns than you have most likely dealt with the mysterious PB crashes that occur. […]

mySQL ODBC Connections & PowerBuilder Crashes & DSN Less


I can’t take any credit for this really nice article that gives some real-world uses for gradient usage in our PowerBuilder applications that aren’t too flashy or tacky looking. Gradients, Not Glitz: Methods to Modernize PowerBuilder User Experiences — Surprisingly few applications have used DataWindow gradients since they were introduced […]



 Using .NET Assembly Methods in PB.NET and vice-versa I noticed a question on StackOverflow.com that asked how make methods of a .NET assembly visible to PowerBuilder 12 (or PowerBuilder 12.5).  Since putting pictures into an answer is kind of a pain I decided to write a quick article on how […]

Using .NET Assembly Methods in PowerBuilder.NET and vice-versa


There is a good question and discussion regarding passing complex structures to WCF assemblies created in PB.NET located over on the new SAP Community Network for PowerBuilder. Hello,   what can be the easiest way to send a very complex structure to a WCF wrapper?   Backgound: I have a […]

Passing Complex Structures to WCF Web Services via PB.NET assembly



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PowerBuilder Support Changes for 2013 This article was corrected from it’s original version due to inaccuracies.  I misunderstood the press-release and apologize for any confusion. SAP will be supporting the following versions of Sybase PowerBuilder from this point forward. If you are wondering why they had to make this unusual change […]

PowerBuilder Support Changes for 2013 – PB is still alive ...