Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nice tool for Increasing memory for 32 bit apps on 64 bit systems

If you're still running 32 bit applications on a 64 bit operating system, you may know there are some options for increasing the amount of memory that the application can access.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Using the new Common Item Dialog from PowerBuilder

Starting in Windows Vista, Microsoft implemented a new common dialog control for selecting files or folders known as the Common Item Dialog


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Looks like a Windows Update / IE bug has resurfaced

My Internet Explorer started crashing immediately after I opened it after applying the latest Windows update.  Found the solution here.  That post was from 2011, so it looks like an old bug they just reintroduced.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Yet another software development company decides that HTML5 isn't worth the effort right now

Accounting software startup Xero ditches HTML5 in favor of native iOS and Android apps

The original blob post that article refers to:

Making mobile work

Their conclusion:  "[T]he lesson we’ve learnt over the last 12 months has been that the cost in time, effort and testing to bring an HTML5 application to a native level of performance seems to be far greater than if the application was built with native technologies from the get-go."


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Looks like truth is stranger than fiction...

Microsoft announces that it will support Flash in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows RT and Windows 8 Metro, but not it's own Silverlight....


Just a kick in the teeth for the Silverlight developers.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Creation and Consumption of Web Services with PowerBuilder - Part 2

The archive of the second of two of my PowerBuilder.TV webcast on the Creation and Consumption of Web Services with PowerBuilder is available.   The second webcast focused on providing WCF capability in PowerBuilder Classic by wrapping the WCF Client created in PowerBuilder.Net in a .Net assembly created in PowerBuilder.Net and then accessing that through a COM Callable Wrapper (CCW).

Note that a PowerBuilder.TV account (which is free of charge) is required to access the webcast.  It was a repeat of the session I gave at the PowerBuilder Developer Conference that was co-hosted with SAP TechEd 2012.  The sample code used as well as the PowerPoint slides are available on my Google Drive.

Monday, March 04, 2013

SAP D&T Academy - How To Use Third Party WPF Controls In The DataWindow

A video I did for the SAP Database and Technology Academy.  It demonstrated how to use third party WPF controls in the WPF DataWindow in PowerBuilder.Net.  It included a demonstration of using data binding between the third party control and the DataWindow data buffers.  For this particular sample, I simply used the ProgressBar control that is part of the .Net Framework.

The sample code used for the demo is available from Google Drive,

SAP D&T Academy - How To Use Third Party WPF Controls In Windows and User Objects of PowerBuilder

Another video for the SAP Database and Technology Academy.  This one is on using third party WPF controls in windows and user objects in PowerBuilder.Net.  For this sample, I used several controls available from the Extended WPF Toolkit.  The demo includes how to 'trust' the assemblies since they are downloaded from then internet and add them to the References for the project and Toolbox for the IDE.

The sample code used for the demo is available from Google Drive.