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New Integrated Foundation Classes (2018R3) Released!

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  New Integrated Foundation Classes (2018R3) Released!

 "THE" Framework for Appeon PowerBuilder & PowerServer!

(v2018.3.0.101 - May 6, 2018)

Make your PB App's exciting to your MS-Window users!
        Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new version 2018R3 (build 2018.3.0.101) of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework for PowerBuilder 2017R2 build 1769, PowerServer 2017 Web and PowerServer 2017 Mobile build 1756!
     STD are also very excited as this release represents another significant enhancement to the Integrated framework that really further exemplifies the power of Appeon PowerBuilder 2017R2 development environment! The new framework combined with PowerBuilder and/or PowerServer products really positions developers to take advantage of today's Agile and DevOps methodologies. Plus it puts a complete new GUI "punch" in your Native, Web and Mobile Apps without buying expensive add-on products.

     For a summary of the previous framework version's feature sets, please follow these links - 2018R1 and 2018R2.
   The following are some of the highlights of the new R3 Integrated framework and Appeon PowerBuilder 2017R2 versions at work, as follows:

Auto-Zoom Drop Down DataWindows

Native Windows Auto-Zoom DDDW's

Web Application Auto-Zoom DDDW's
Mobile application Auto-Zoom DDDW's
    The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with MS-Windows 10 O/S (Creator Edition), PB 2017R2 build #1769 and the PowerServer 2017 (build 1756). Testing inside of PB included Win32 (both P-code & M-code) and Win64 (P-code) deployments. Testing inside of PowerServer Web & Mobile 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 2018.3.0.101 - Major Release (2018R3) - change highlights ...
  • Added  PRINTER functions and GetTickCount [32/64] & LocalFree API definitions in "nc_app_controller_master"
  • Corrected platform code for Web or IWA based Applications in "nc_app_controller_master"
  • Renamed "of_set_appeon_environment_info" to "of_set_powerserver_environment_info" in "nc_app_controller_master"
  • Added code to zoom the DDDW to the same % as the parent DWO    in "vs_dc_master"
  • Notification message only displayed if not in "silent" mode in "wn_controller_master"
  • Added code to change the background colour if in a Web/ Mobile env in "wn_master"
  • Added code to check if graphic object pointer is valid in "wn_master"
  • Renamed "STD_FC_Appeon.pbl" library to "STD_FC_PowerServer.pbl"
  • Added new global function "fn_add_numbers_in_string"
  • Added new global function "fn_compute_elapsed_date_period"
  • Added new global function "fn_compute_elapsed_minutes"
  • Added new global function "fn_compute_week_no"
  • Added new global function "fn_get_string_segment"
  • Added new global function "fn_get_windows_registry_no"
  • Added new global function "fn_get_windows_registry_string"
  • Added new global function "fn_ltrimx"
  • Added new global function "fn_object_last_modified"
  • Added new global function "fn_positive_match"
  • Added new global function "fn_remove_character_from_string"
  • Added new global function "fn_replace_character_in_string"
  • Added new global function "fn_remove_character_from_string"
  • Removed old WPF code in "mu_application_master"
  • Added new function "of_set_notification_message" in "wn_controller_master"
    The OrderEntry example application has also been updated to the new Integrated Foundation class framework version. You can download the example application from here. Also, check out the online "getting started" video series to accelerate your assimilation of the best framework for PowerBuilder & PowerServer!

   STD would also like to thank Novalys Corporation for their support of the Foundation Classes by supplying the VisualExpert product for the framework's documentation.


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".