When the beta for PB.NET (PowerBuilder 12) started I was pretty excited to
get my hands on it. This version comes with a whole new IDE and with it many
new features. As a result, we now get to take advantage of things like better
intellisense, script navigation functions, and a WPF editor for better UI
design and development. Most important was the promise of being able to use
the .NET Framework to its nearly full potential.
What I want to do with this article is walk you through the source code of an
application I built; an application that uses some parts of .NET (see Figure
1). Its main purpose is to take a list of image files and scale their
dimensions down based on a percentage of the original size. This will
essentially reduce their size, allowing you to upload them to your favorite
photo sharing site much quicker. In addition to scaling the images this
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)
QweryBuilder is a database development tool designed and developed in
PowerBuilder. Its purpose is to use innovative ideas and techniques to make
database development and data retrieval easy and intuitive. It currently
works against Sybase ASE, iAnywhere SQL Anywhere, Microsoft SQL Server and
Oracle. An evaluation version of the application can be downloaded from
The purpose of this article will be to take you on a tour of QweryBuilder. I
would like to show you what PowerBuilder is capable of. My hope is that some
of the functionality you see can be used in you... (more)
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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