The DropDownDataWindow (DDDW) edit style is one of PowerBuilder's outstanding
features. Yes, I know there are a lot of new and exciting capabilities in the
upcoming release of PowerBuilder, but in this article I'll try to solve some
of the current problems with the existing features that are popping up in
nearly every project I've seen.
Here I'll focus on DropDownDataWindows, including:
How to get started with DDDWs Filtering DDDWs without losing the display
value in other rows Catching the collapsing of a DDDW Trapping the cursor
keys in a DDDW Autocomplete DDDW values
The basics are well covered in the PowerBuilder User's Manual, but if you
still have problems defining them look at Figure 1. Click on the column you
want and its edit style (yes, click on edit on the properties) as DDDW
(choose DropDownDW as Style Type).
Next, choose your DataWindow, ... (more)
Have you ever looked at a rainbow and wondered how all the colors got there?
Or wondered why grass looks green and your jeans blue? Well, if you sit in
front of your computer as often as I do, you might not.
However, the following problem may have occurred: you want to create a cool
window in which the data and the headers are displayed in different colors,
but you can't find the right one. If you've come across this situation
before, then this article is right for you.
What Is Light?
Let's discuss a bit of physics. If you look at a cool DVD movie, you hear
sound and see pictures... (more)
Okay, I know you're already familiar with the PowerBuilder IDE. Yes, you're
one of those people who knows where to find the system tree and how to turn
And you already know what the clip window is for (if you don't, look at it,
it's a pretty cool feature - we used it in our 7-year-old application to
document who made changes or bug fixes). No, that's not what I'll be talking
about today. I want to discuss the internals of the IDE, as it has improved a
lot since PowerBuilder 7.
Why should we take a closer look at the IDE? It works great, we like it, so
While writing one of my PowerBuilder 9 book chapters, I suddenly had an idea.
Wouldn't it be great to use PowerBuilder as a WAP front end? This would be a
cool application for Pocket PowerBuilder too (most of the new devices have
My first thought was that this might not be so easy. WML is based on XML -
PowerBuilder 9 offers good XML support - so not a problem here. No, the
problem might be the creation of the controls. Hmm, I had to dig around a
little bit and see if this could be a problem. Wait, I played around with the
WinCE API with PocketBuilder a few wee... (more)
An enterprise portal is the converged "hub" of multiple, complementary
information management solutions, including document and content management,
information search and retrieval, knowledge management, team collaboration,
workflow, and business intelligence.
In this article, we describe what an enterprise portal is and give you a
brief overview of Sybase Enterprise Portal. Then we take a closer look at the
portal and go over some of the installation requirements and steps for the
Information Edition of the portal. We also delve into how to use a portal and
build components (ca... (more)