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New Integrated Foundation Classes (2017R1) Released!

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  New Integrated Foundation Classes (2017R1) Released!

 "THE" PowerBuilder Classic & Appeon Framework!

(v2017.1.0.73 - May 17, 2017)
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   Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new version 2017R1 (build 2017.1.0.73) of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework for the latest PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile
Note: This is the first release of the framework specifically for PowerBuilder 12.6.x.


   The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with MS-Windows 10 O/S, PB 12.6, PB 2017 beta and the Appeon 2016 Server  (build 1080.00)  using the official MR (maintenance  release) of PowerBuilder "Classic" version 12.6 (build 4108). Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both P-code & M-code) deployments while testing inside of Appeon included latest Web Browsers, latest Apple Tablet/Smart Phone and Android Tablet/Smart Phone  deployments.

Note: All the STD frameworks are free and can be downloaded from its STD Foundation Classes SourceForge project website.

Release 2017.1.0.73 - Major Release (2017R1) - change highlights ...
  • Migration of the entire framework from PB 12.1 to PB 12.6.
  • Added new "of_set_column_refocus" method and ib_column_refocus variable to vs_dc_detail_master.
    • If the boolean is set to TRUE, framework restores column focus after a retrieve ().
  • Added code to vs_dc_detail_master RetrieveStart event to support the column refocus feature.
  • Added code to vs_dc_detail_master RetrieveEnd event to support the column refocus feature.
  • Removed old "Skin" menu items from mu_master.
    •   Due to PB.Net and WPF are no longer supported.
  • Updated framework version information in nc_app_controller_master
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_as_document" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_docked" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_in_tabggroup" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_withparm_as_document" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_withparm_docked" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added new "fn_open_sheet_withparm_in_tabggroup" global function to support dockable windows.
  • Added System Function object pointer (io_sf) for ease of programming to the following objects:
    • ns_ado_rs_master, ns_ado_rs_master, ns_context_information_master, ns_context_keyword_master, ns_corbaunion_master, ns_errorlogging_master, ns_exception_master, ns_jagorb_master,  ns_mlsync_master, ns_olestorage_master, ns_olestream_master, ns_olexnobject_master,  ns_pipeline_master, ns_service_master, ns_ssl_callback_master, ns_ssl_service_provider_master,  ns_throwable_master, ns_trace_file_master, ns_trace_tree_master, ns_trans_server_master,  ns_ulsync_master, vs_an_master, vs_hsb_master, vs_ie_master, vs_ole_master, vs_rte_master,     vs_vsb_master
  • Revised mu_master base ancestor to comply with W10 look & feel.
  • Revised mu_popup_master ancestor menu to comply with W10 look & feel.
  • Framework documentation completely updated using the new VisualExpert 2017 product!
Actual Integrated Documentation from VE 2017
   STD would like to thank Novalys Corporation for their support of the Foundation Classes by supplying the VisualExpert product for the framework's documentation.


Please Note: This will be the last version of the STD Integrated framework for PowerBuilder 12.6. The next Integrated framework release will be based on PowerBuilder 2017 as STD tunes their development efforts to align with the new Appeon PB product (which is being developed starting from the latest SAP PB Classic 12.6 code-line).

Enjoy!

Regards ... Chris

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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".

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