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Windows 7 ‘Gotcha’ – PowerBuilder Application Control Fonts Too Large

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 7:17 am in

So I finally got my computer upgraded to Windows 7 at work.  I was very happy to have it since XP was really starting to annoy me and I couldn’t really do some of the development tasks I needed to get done. After a week or so I started looking through the applications I work…

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PowerBuilder ‘Gotcha’ – SyntaxFromSql and System Fonts

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 5:56 pm in

So a user of an application I work on is getting an error when opening a window which contains a dynamic datawindow. The open process reads a table and then dynamically creates a grid datawindowobject with the same number of columns as the data which is retrieved from the table. The process itself uses the…

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Windows Installer Error – “Installshield error 1500″

Posted on February 20, 2012 at 8:02 am in

So I finally upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 from (shudder) Vista. Not a big deal, just pop in a new hard drive (four times larger than old one). Boot from the install CD and go to town. After the os install, now all the other Microsoft products (Visual Studio, SQL Server, Service Packs, etc.).…

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Powerbuilder ‘Gotcha’ – Tab Label Disappears

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm in

You get a call from customer support regarding a client who is reporting that the tab labels are all ‘grayed out’ on a particular window. You get a screen shot and see that, yes, they are. These tabs have been disabled within the application by various other processes. Furthermore you find out the client is…

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