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STD Foundation Classes - Integrated Framework (Service Pack#1)

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  Integrated Foundation Classes (Update)

Service Pack #1 (SP01)

(for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile)

   Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version of their Integrated Foundation Class library today for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile 1.5!

   The latest version contains the following updates and has been tested with Appeon 2013 build 6.6.0299.01 using the PowerBuilder "Classic" versions 12.1 and 12.5.1 official MR (maintenance  releases). Testing inside of PB included Winform and Win32 deployments while testing inside of Appeon included Web and Apple deployments.

   The FC's are *free* and can be downloaded (along with an updated sample Order Entry application) from the SourceForge website!

The changes to the FC's are as follows .....

Release 12.1.0 Changes ... January 12, 2014  GA -  SP01

  1. Added new Message-box Window  (wn_message_box_master) ancestor that replaces the MS-Windows & Appeon default Message-box dialogue. This allows the framework to control the language and presentation format better.
  2. Added new "of_messagebox) method to the Application Controller that integrates with the new Message Box  dialogue.
  3. Added & refined the built-in English, Spanish and French translations.
  4. Added a new "nc_active_directory" NVUO that brokers communications with the your MS-Windows, Novell, etc Active Directory Server for Login (single-sign-on) and Group/Role authentication (application security).
  5. Fixed a bug in the "oe_exit" user event code in the master controller window (wn_controller_master).
  6. Added ToolTip support for DataWindow objects for Appeon Web (not supported natively).
  7. Removed unused menu item "M_0" from mu_application_master.
  8. Removed WEBFORM "Project" object (no longer used as Webform feature is deprecated).
  9. Moved all internal FC images to a new "Images" sub-folder.
  10. Moved all internal FC DLL's to a new "DLL" sub-folder.
  11. Removed all SIP events (PocketPC) from the framework (not required for Appeon Mobile)
  12. Removed old WPF, Webforms & PocketBuilder deprecated code.
  13. Added boolean, integer and long work variables to ancestor base menu for ease of coding at the concrete object class level.
  14. Completed the French and Spanish message translations for MSG ID's 56-60
  15. Various Appeon Web container CVUO fixes.
    OO Model Documentation
  16. Added new oe_lock_device event to the base ancestor window. When activated, this locks the user's workstation (works in Win32 and Appeon Web).
  17. Removed extraneous resizing code from wn_master base ancestor window.
  18. The "OrderEntry" sample application's Splash Screen now displays the Appeon environments (Web or Mobile).
  19. Changed abstract LOG Display dialog to size & center better in the browser.
  20. Added new oe_validate event to base ancestor window (like the PFC uses)
  21. Added new vc_web_container_master object for Appeon Web.
  22. Added new vc_web_layout_master object for Appeon Web.
  23. Consolidated the PB, PK, Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile code lines.
  24. Removed PocketBuilder deprecated code line.
  25. Optimized various code segments for better performance
  26. Added new support for iOS devices
  27. Added new "About" dialog tab pages for Web & Mobile
  28. Fixed  free & used memory calculations for 64 bit O/S's.
  29. Added more device information in the logging feature (Native, Web & Mobile).
  30. Changed "logging" feature to also use AWS (Appeon Work Space) new log feature (Mobile 1.5).
  31. New "VE" folder that now contains all the integrated framework documentation in web browser format - generated by the Visual Expert product!
  32. New "OOM" Folder that now contains an Object Oriented Model (OOM) of the Integrated framework - Generated by PowerDesigner. Note: To view the OOM, use the free PowerDesigner Viewer. PD Viewer download link (click here):


1)  Tune the PB, Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile single source framework.
2)  Add more PB, Web and Mobile features.
3)  Integrate Open Source tools like Spell Checking, OCR, Imaging  and more!
4) Add new GUI controls
5) Discontinue support for PB.Net

 Note: There will be another release of the FC's coming soon for Appeon Mobile 2.0! Stay tuned to this blog for more news releases!

=> Come to the North Carolina PowerBuilder User's PB Conference in March 2014 to see and hear more about the STD Foundation Classes

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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