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Powerbuilder – Have Window Stay on Top

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm in

One common application technique is to have any notification windows stay on top of all others, even if subsequent windows are opened on top of them (and the notification window loses focus). This can easily be achieved via an external API call: SetWindowPos. From the MSDN: “Changes the size, position, and Z order of a…

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Powerbuilder – Application Icon in the System Tray

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm in

One challenge for Powerbuilder developers today is the lack of current information/programming tips relating to more current (10 and above) versions. This also applies to Windows versions as well. There are a variety of different solutions to having an application icon in the System Tray but almost without exception they relate to Windows 95/98 primarily.…

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Powerbuilder – Dragging Files onto the Application

Posted on November 30, 2010 at 8:22 pm in

Many applications I’ve worked on have had internal drag/drop capabilities. By ‘internal’ I mean you can drag items from one place to another from within the application itself. Now what if you want to drag files from an explorer window into your application and perform some processing? This functionality is not as common. The solution…

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