I am sure as a PowerBuilder developer you have had requests to add a Progress Bar for a long running process. Also, the progress bar will definitely need to display which record is being processed at any point of time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How To Achieve Continuous Integration for PowerBuilder using CruiseControl
CruiseControl.NET (CCNet) consists of a suite of applications, but at its core is the CruiseControl.NET Server which is an automated integration server.
Steps to create Orcascipt file for an application.
Refresh libraries from existing source files ( refreshed from SVN by CruiseControl Server).