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QweryBuilder 7.6.1 is now available for download. A full list of changes can be seen on our What's New page. Please visit our download page to get the latest version: http://download.werysoft.com If you find any bugs or if you have any enhancement idea's, please email us at support@werysoft.com. Thanks, The Werysoft Team www.werysoft.comWerysoft Inc.http://www.blogger.com/profile/04726066291902301395noreply@blogger.com0 ... (more)

Office 2003 Toolbar: A New Look For Your Old PowerBuilder App

There's a reason why software developers like Microsoft update the look of their applications every two years. It shows the consumer that something has changed and therefore they need to upgrade, at least that's my opinion. If this is true, I can only presume that presentation plays a vital role in the sale of commercial applications. If you're not writing commercial applications, then it's just a cool thing to do. Unfortunately, most developers are usually confined to creating applications with the look provided by the development tool they're using. Fortunately for us developer... (more)

PBDJ Feature: Take Control of Your GUI

One of the biggest complaints I hear about PowerBuilder is how the applications developed with it end up looking old and outdated. PowerBuilder allows developers to create complicated, robust, and efficient business applications. What it doesn't do is offer an effective presentation. Sometimes lackluster presentation can hurt an application's marketability. Unfortunate as it is, the look of the application is what gives users their first impression. An old-looking application just won't impress. What to Do About It... The first option would be to get your hands on some third-party... (more)

PowerBuilder UI Designer Feedback

The UI Designer has been out for nearly a week. Have you tried it? If so, please drop me a line at brad.wery@PowerToTheBuilder.com. I would like to hear what you think of it. I'm trying something new with the UI in this application. I've gone away from using a menu and developed a semi-ribbon type interface. I'm curious to know what you think of this. If it's something the community would be interested in maybe I can develop it more. I think it would take a bit of work to get it to look and act like the Microsoft Ribbon control but it could be doable. If you have any other idea's... (more)

Advanced DataWindow Filtering with PowerFilter

As we all know, the DataWindow is a very powerful and flexible control used for data presentation and manipulation. For the most part, the features that you get out of the box allow you to create some very impressive applications. With that said, there is always room for improvement. Fortunately for us, the DataWindow was built with flexibility in mind. By taking advantage of this flexibility, we can extend the DataWindow to do almost anything we want. In this article, I'm going to introduce you to PowerFilter, a control developed by Jim Reese and available for purchase from www... (more)