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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)

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)

Dockable Windows in PowerBuilder

If you've read any of my past articles, you know that I love a good challenge, a challenge that really gets me thinking and ultimately ends up teaching me something. One thing I always wanted to do was create dockable windows using pure PowerScript. I held off from doing this for some time because of the almost overwhelming complexity that was inherent with this type of control. Seeing as this would be the perfect test of my skills, I motivated myself to do it. The first thing I had to do before I started was investigate an existing control so that I could record proper behavior... (more)

Dynamic SQL with Sybase's Open Client

PowerBuilder offers some dynamic querying capabilities. For simple scenarios it works quite well. But what if your scenario isn't simple? What if you wanted to write a database-querying tool that provides stored procedure compilation, ShowPlan display, or the execution of large complicated batch scripts? I was writing a database-querying tool that was destined to work against our ASE database (and ODBC connections but, that's a whole different article). At first I tried to use the PowerBuilder dynamic SQL functions but found it to be very limiting. That solution was too simple a... (more)

The best t-shirt ever

I wrote in to Eric Sink, owner of SourceGear, asking for an Evil Mastermind t-shirt. To my surprise, they sent me one. It's the coolest nerd shirt I've ever owned. Payment is simple, post a link back to Eric's blog (http://www.ericsink.com/) and take a picture of myself wearing the shirt...Um, well, I'm not very photogenic so I thought I would get my beautiful wife to model it.   ... (more)