Hands on look at PowerBuilder 2017

July 13, 2017 pbgeeks 5

Chris walks you through the various new features in PB 12.7 along with how to configure your license, creating your appeon login and associate that to your license, what each license has to offer, and then a demo application developed and deployed using PowerBuilder 12.7. I think it is a good podcast and gives you an overview of what to expect and whether you have a need to migrate or not. 

How To Add A “Show Desktop” Icon to the task-bar in Windows 10

June 30, 2017 pbgeeks 0

Many of you will remember the very useful “Show Desktop” icon when Windows 7 came out. I was always using that to minimize all my windows. Microsoft did continue the feature with the further versions of Windows, but however with Windows 10, we see that it has been moved to the extreme right end of the task bar. Have you wondered how to add a “show desktop” icon to the task-bar in windows 10? Read on to learn this neat trick. 

How To Save To PDF Using GhostScript In PowerBuilder

May 4, 2017 pbgeeks 0

Many PowerBuilder developers have had this question in many forums and I thought it best to document the process we follow to save to PDF using GhostScript in PowerBuilder applications. You can follow these steps and it works perfectly. We have many reports that we allow users to save as PDF and have had no issues or concerns.

How To Write to the Event Log from PowerBuilder

April 11, 2017 pbgeeks 0

As a PowerBuilder developer you might have several log files from your application to log sequence of events and capture any exceptions or errors while processing. But if you have a batch application running on a server, you might be interested in logging your messages to the Event Viewer of the application server. This will provide a way for the DevOPs team to keep a tab on any failures and report the same instead of the developers going through the logs. This article explains How to write to the Event Log from PowerBuilder applications.

How To Encrypt/Decrypt using GPG in PowerBuilder

April 7, 2017 pbgeeks 0

GPG is a powerful tool used by most organizations for Encrypting and Decrypting files and documents. However, when it came to implement this in PowerBuilder, it was a challenge since I did not find any good articles on doing the same. That is when I thought I should write this article on How To Encrypt/Decrypt using GPG in PowerBuilder and share with you all. I do hope you will find it useful for any similar implementations.

Thanks to Chris Pollach for this Video!!!

March 28, 2017 pbgeeks 0

Chris Pollach has explained how we can enable the auto-script functionality in PowerBuilder.

This gives us a great way to reduce using Shift+F1 when we need to see what an in-built function requires as an argument or what it returns.

Thanks once again Chris for all you do to the PowerBuilder Community.