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We released a new version of the Drag & Drop DLL that allows dropping of
files and emails to a PowerBuilder application.
Major enhancements are:
Each Email message is stored in it's own folder. This prevents problems when
dropping multiple messages with the same subject.When registering a
control, an optional target control can be assigned.An alternative folder
instead of the "Temp" folder can be used. This prevents problems with very
long subjects in emails (Windows allows 255 characters for folder + file at
most)Download the latest version.
Why should you use GIS (Geographic Information System) data in PowerBuilder?
You can plan a route for a service technician or a sales person. You can
track the positions of the trucks delivering goods and it might allow you to
direct a truck to an additional pick up close to its route. You can print
driving directions when heading to an unknown place.
The following article demonstrates how to use the Microsoft MapPoint control
from within PowerBuilder to perform such operations.
The MapPoint Control
The MapPoint object model contains a lot of objects, but we'll use only a
few. Fi... (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)
The ClassDefinition object was introduced in PowerBuilder 6.0 a long time
ago. It allows you to retrieve information for an object at runtime. Most of
us didn't pay too much attention to this object and it only attracts our
attention when we see it in the debugger.
In this article I provide an overview of the ClassDefinition object and
related objects and explain the most important properties of these objects. I
also include a step-by-step guide on how to build a simple object browser.
This browser has a limited functionality like the browser included in the
PowerBuilder runtime... (more)
The latest development technologies rely on intermediate languages and can be
decompiled. PowerBuilder is no exception. In this article, we will address
the risks posed by decompilers. We will also discuss what can be done to
protect against the possible negative results of decompilation - whether you
create in-house applications, commercial applications, or are using these
applications for your business.
A PowerBuilder Decompiler?
A decompiler is a program that reads executable code and decompiles it,
providing access to source code. It has nothing to do with viruses or other