What do you want to see in PowerBuilder 12?
That's not just my question for you this month, it's also Sybase's question
for you as well. Two things demonstrate that. The first is the recent
invitation to participate in a survey by Sue Dunnell, PowerBuilder's product
manager, so PowerBuilder users could "provide some feedback to us as we plan
for the next major release of PowerBuilder." The survey may still be
assessable by the time you read this at
The second is a series of posts by Dave Fish, PowerBuilder engineering
evangelist, in the sybase.public.powerbuilder.futures.discussions section of
the Sybase newsgroups. In those posts, he discusses in broad terms particular
areas where they're planning new features for 11.x and 12.0 and solicits
input on the direction.
• 11.x enhancements (incremental comp... (more)
I used to implement SMTP for PowerBuilder using a PBNI class that used P.J.
Naughter's CPJNSMTPConnection MFC class to do the heavy lifting.
Well, .NET 2.0 changes all that. One of the new features of .NET 2.0 is the
introduction of a SMTPClient class. One of the features of .NET since it was
introduced is the ability of non-.NET applications to call .NET components
through the use of a COM Callable Wrapper (CCW).
I'm going to demonstrate how to use a CCW to use the new SMTPClient class in
.NET 2.0. The first thing we'll need to do is create our own .NET component
using the new c... (more)
Join John Strano for a look at the new features and functionality of
PowerBuilder 12. Network with your fellow PowerBuilder developers.
Pittsburgh Sybase User Group Meeting, November 10, Pittsburgh, PA
Atlanta Sybase User Group Meeting, November 11, Atlanta, GA
I've written a number of articles in the past on using .NET components, both
visual and non-visual, from a PowerBuilder "Classic" (i.e., Win32)
application. Until now, all of them involved using a .NET component that was
either provided in the .NET Framework or created using Visual Studio. What
changes with PowerBuilder 12 is that we can now write a non-visual component
using PowerBuilder.NET, so the solution is entirely PowerBuilder based.
Technically, this really first became possible with the introduction of the
.NET assembly target in PowerBuilder 11. However, there were a cou... (more)
Last month we looked at Microsoft's .NET Pet Shop sample application and saw
how DataWindow.NET technology could be used in the data access layer of an
ASP.NET-based application to reduce the its complexity and increase developer
This month we'll look at another Microsoft sample application to see what
benefits DataWindow.NET technology can provide when used for data
presentation and data access in a Windows Forms (WinForms) application.
To fully appreciate how much DataWindow.NET simplifies the development of
database applications in Windows Forms, you'll need the ... (more)