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PowerBuilder ‘Gotcha’ – Grid Datawindows with Picture Controls

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm in

So I’m working on a ‘dashboard’ style datawindow in an application which shows a grid of data along with some graphics so the user can easily see changes/important stuff. There are a number of reasons to use a grid datawindow for this, especially since they can easily be changed by the user to suit their…

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Powerbuilder – Grid datawindow object with variable number of columns

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 8:20 pm in

Here is a way to build a grid datawindow which contains columns corresponding to an unknown number of data elements. You could use this approach in creating a project schedule, inventory location system, baseball box score, or any number of other examples. My example assumes the minimum number of columns to be four. This create…

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Powerbuilder – Get Color Value of Pixel under Pointer

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 8:20 pm in

Here is a sample application which will give you the color value of the pixel the user clicked on on a picture control (this can be used for any object inherited from a dragobject). To see the list of draggable controls, open the Browser. All the objects in the hierarchy below dragobject are draggable. This…

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Powerbuilder – Internet Explorer OLE to display Flash charts

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm in

Powerbuilder datawindows have had charting capabilities for quite a long time and they do give reasonable functionality in an easy to implement format. Version 11 added some enhancements and 12 now makes it straightforward to incorporate third party tools for this. For quite some time, however, it has been possible to embed an Internet Explorer…

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