As with Elevate 2021, Elevate 2022 was online only and free. One major difference this year is that there wasn't a call for papers. Instead, I believe Appeon reached out to a number of the regular presenters from prior years and asked them to present at this years event.
Handled through the Appeon website again. One of the things I asked for last year was the ability to check off multiple sessions and have the site create a multi-event calendar import file. And I'm happy to say this year I got my wish! I also asked for a calendar view of the sessions so I could pick and chose between sessions running concurrently, and I got that as well.
- I would have liked to seen the streaming link for the session I signed up for included in the calendar items. I'm used to having that information available in the calendar item (e.g., zoom). Instead prior to the conference you received an email prior to the conference with a link to the streaming center, and then you launched the session from there. Note that it's divided into tracks, so you have to switch back and forth between the tabs if you are viewing sessions from different streams.
- Neither the session scheduler or the streaming center have the link for the Chat Cafe. That once again came through the email that was send just prior to the conference. As a result, I don't know if there will be a Chat Cafe on the second day of the conference, although there does seem to be time for it in the schedule. Or perhaps that's just to allow everybody to get lunch.
She talked about both near and middle term enhancements for future versions of PowerBuilder in Runtime Features, IDE Features and PowerServer Deployment.
- Graph enhancements
- Tabbed controls (in your apps, we have that in the IDE with 2022)
- The move from Chromium to WebView2 for the embedded web browser
- A new SMTPObject
- The release of the PDFBuilder from beta and additional features
- Improvements in the Other Event so that you can react to Windows events without Appeon having to hard map them
- A standalone HyperLinkToURL function as the inet object is being deprecated.
- A DDDW/DDLB filter
- RTE Enhancements
- Layout Splitter
- High DPI Support
- RibbonBar Simplification
- Save as Excel
She noted that some enhancements that had originally been planned for near to middle term, in particular an FTPClient object and a QR Code generator, are no longer on the schedule.
- Upgrading .NET Framwork dependancy to .NET 6.
- Improved Migration Assistant
- Source Control operations in the Library Painter
- Revamp IDE with
- Modern code editor
- 2D flattened layout
- Theme options
- Calling 64 bit DB drivers, OCXs, etc. in the IDE
- Enhancing the debugging experience
- Optimized compilation and deployment
- Support SQLPreview
- Support DB2
- Display images by URL
- Back end management solutions
- Performance analyzer
- PowerServer request debugger
- Enhancements per requirements
- whether or not the SMTPClient object would support XOAuth authentication (needed to work with Office365 out of the box)
- if it's possible to create a web client from a PowerBuilder application
- future support for PBNI