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STD Integrated Foundation Classes - 2018R4 Released!

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  Integrated Foundation Classes (2018R4) Released!

 "THE" Framework for Appeon PowerBuilder & PowerServer!

(v2018.4.0.121 - August 14, 2018)

Complete set of new icons for all Menus to give your Apps a more modern look!
  
        Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) are very pleased to announce that they have just released a new version of their Integrated Foundation Class library framework 2018R4 (build 2018.4.0.121) exclusively for PowerBuilder 2017R3, PowerServer 2017 Web and PowerServer 2017 Mobile builds 1858! In particular, the updated framework release addresses PB2017R3's new oAuth, Encoding, Decoding, Encryption and Decryption features.
  
     STD are also very excited as this release represents another significant enhancement to the Integrated framework that really further exemplifies the power of the Appeon PowerBuilder 2017R3 development environment! The new framework combined with PowerBuilder and/or PowerServer products, 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 for 2018, please follow these links - 2018R1, 2018R2 and 2018R3
  
   The following are some of the key highlights of the new R4 Integrated Foundation Class library and Appeon PowerBuilder 2017R3 versions at work, as follows:

New look & feel

New modern UI & UX!

Hint Text User Objects

Hint Text for EditMask,  SLE and MLE object classes

System Functions

System Functions mapped in the "Controller" class. Just type "SF." for autoscript list at your fingertips!

    The latest Integrated framework version contains the following updates and has been tested with MS-Windows 10 O/S (Spring Creator Edition), PB 2017R3 and the PowerServer 2017 builds #1858. 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 2018.4.0.121 - Major Release (2018R3) - change highlights ...
  • Added TimeZone API defintions to  the "nc_app_controller_master" class
  • Added MessageXxxxxx API defintions to  the "nc_app_controller_master" class
  • Added new "oe_dropdown" event to the "vs_ddlb_master" object class to signal a "drop"
  • Added new "oe_closeup" event to the "vs_ddlb_master" object class to signal a "collapse"
  • Added new "oe_dropdown" event to the "vs_ddplb_master" object class to signal a "drop"
  • Added new "oe_closeup" event to the "vs_ddplb_master" object class to signal a "collapse"
  • Added MessageBeep API support to the "wn_messagebox_master" object class
  • Added code to the "PipeStart" event of the "ns_pipeline_master" object class
  • Added code to the "PipeEnd" event of the "ns_pipeline_master" object class
  • Added code to the "PipeMeter" event of the "ns_pipeline_master" object class
  • Added new "of_generate_uuid" method code to  the "nc_app_controller_master" class
  • Created new "ns_coder_master" object class to support Encoding/Decoding
  • Created new "ns_crypter_master" object class to support Encryption/Decryption
  • Created new "ns_listview_item_master" object class
  • Created new "ns_oauth_client_master" object class to support oAuth 2.0 security
  • Created new "ns_oauth_request_master" object class to support oAuth 2.0 security
  • Created new "ns_restful_client_master" object class to support RESTful web services
  • Created new "ns_token_request_master" object class to support oAuth 2.0 security
  • Created new "ns_token_resonse_master" object class to support oAuth 2.0 security
  • Created new "ns_treeview_item_master" object class to support TreeView Control
  • Revised "oe_postconstructor" event of "mu_application_master" to support MDI Dockable windows
  • Revised "oe_predestructor" event of "mu_application_master" to correct NULL Object error
  • Added SystenFunctions reference to the "nc_app_controller_master" class for ease of coding
  • Revised "of_set_pb_environment" method of "mu_application_master" to check proper bitness
  • Created new "vc_em_hinttext_master" object class to Edit Mask object with "hint text"
  • Created new "vc_mle_hinttext_master" object class to Multi-Line object with "hint text"
  • Created new "vc_sle_hinttext_master" object class to Single Line object with "hint text"
  • Created new "ns_enumeration_definition_master" object class to support ENUM operations
  • Revised all the icons in the "mu_application_master" object class to have a more modern look
  • Migration of entire framework from PB2017R2 Build 1769 to PB2017R3 Build 1858
  • Revised the "ns_restful_client_master" object class to accommodate R3 method signature changes
     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.

Enjoy!  

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".

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