So you think, "Why bother using PBDOM?" Well, you can use PDOM to manipulate
elements in an XML document. That means you can move elements in a document
or from one document to another. You can add elements to a document or delete
them from a document. And, with a little coding, you can import nested XML
data into a DataWindow.
With the XML capabilities in the DataWindow introduced with Sybase's
PowerBuilder 9, it's possible to import and export data very fast and easily.
You might have glanced at the PBDOM definition in the PowerBuilder help and
figured it looked hard to handle but, fear not, I'll introduce you to PBDOM
and give you some code samples.
Importing & Exporting with DataWindows
Starting with PowerBuilder 9, the DataWindow can import and export data in
XML. This powerful feature lets you exchange large amounts of data very fast.
Importing and exporting i... (more)
On Wednesday December 15th, 2010 SPBUG presents a seminar with Yakov Werde:
Refactoring of PowerBuilder applications based Test Driven DevelopmentYakov
Werde, a 25 year IT industry veteran, has been designing and delivering
PowerBuilder training for over 14 years, more than ten of them as an employee
of Sybase Inc. Before that he worked as an application architect, project
manager and application coder in the trenches of application software
development. A professional technology educator, Yakov holds a Masters in
Education with a specialty in instructional design for online lear... (more)
Keeping information away from curious eyes is a challenging task. For
example, you might need to encrypt data before sending it over the Internet.
Or you might be storing some information in a database that not even an
administrator is allowed to see. This article provides a brief overview of
encryption techniques and shows how to do encryption in PowerBuilder.
Encryption goes as far back as ancient Egypt. In 1900 B.C. the Egyptians used
a derivation of standard hieroglyphics to make a message more difficult to
read. The art of hiding messages improved over the centu... (more)
Prognos is an application used over the Internet to determine if it makes
sense to apply for a scholarship. It's part of a program package used in a
couple of cantons (the equivalent of a state in the U.S.) in Switzerland to
manage applications for a scholarship.
The current version runs with DataWindow.NET 2.0 and uses PowerBuilder 11 Web
Services. To keep the installation slim it uses no database; instead the data
is stored in DataWindows or XML files. Prognos makes use of AJAX techniques
and accesses .NET classes from PowerBuilder for XML handling. Since it's used
in Switzerl... (more)
In the first article we presented a some theories about the ClassDefinition
object and were able to show the libraries of a PB application in a treeview
control. This month we'll read the objects from the libraries and inspect
When a user expands an entry in the treeview, we check to see if it was
expanded once already. If it was, we don't take any action. We code this in
the itemexpanding event of the treeview control, where we get the clicked
treeviewitem by calling This.GetItem.
If it wasn't expanded already, we check to see if the level of the
treeviewitem is... (more)