PowerBuilder Tips or Tricks


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How To Leverage .NET Framework Code in PowerBuilder.NET Applications This article is intended to get you pointed in the right direction when it comes to using .NET Framework code in your PowerBuilder.NET programs. We will cover the following areas in this article: High level overview of important concepts of the .NET […]

Using .NET Framework Code in PowerBuilder .NET Applications


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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Creating a PowerBuilder 12.5 WCF Web Service – Deploying to IIS – Start to Finish This is my latest article on PowerBuilder 12.5 WCF Web Services and it will take you through creating a basic WCF Web Service using PowerBuilder 12.5.NET and deploying the WCF Web Service to IIS 7.5 […]

Creating a PowerBuilder 12.5 WCF Web Service – Deploying to ...




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Prototyping Windows SDK calls to PowerBuilder API calls Calling windows functions from within PowerBuilder used to be somewhat painful but over the years it has become easier and the mapping between datatypes more well defined.  This excludes functions with a callback (having “Callback” as a datatype) that cannot be performed […]

Windows SDK Functions to PowerBuilder API Call


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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?



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Why Web Services Are Easy To Love & Hate This article was written with the intention of Improving the Web Service Development Experience particularly in the areas of Testing & Debugging.   The  specific topics discussed in this article include:  Identify common developer challenges with web service development. Offer suggestions […]

Testing & Debugging WCF Web Services


PowerBuilder Web Forms DataWindow – Differences, Limitations & Settings  Performance Settings for the Web DataWindow SetWeight Method:  PowerBuilder generates a considerable amount of HTML or XHTML and JavaScript for the Web DataWindow client control.  There are steps you can take to reduce the amount of client code.  To reduce the amount of […]

PowerBuilder Web Forms DataWindow Limitations & Settings


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DisplacedGuy Poll – What information would you like to see for 2013? Would you please take a moment to let me know what information you’d like to see for 2013?  I created a new poll, and you can choose as many items as you’d like.  This information will be extremely […]

DisplacedGuy Poll – What information would you like to see ...



Is it possible to view the datawindow buffers (and data) in the PowerBuilder debugger? This post is to share something cool that I learned about PowerBuilder 12.5.NET while researching a question posted on StackOverflow.   The entire post from StackOverflow can be found here, the member asked if it was possible […]

PowerBuilder 12.5.NET – Datawindow Buffer View & Edit in Debugger