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CHAPTER 1 Introduction to PowerBuilder
What PowerBuilder is
The PowerBuilder environment
PowerBuilder objects
CHAPTER 2 About the PowerBuilder Tutorial
Learning to build a client/server application
Learning to build a Web application
How you will proceed
How long it will take
What you will learn
Setting up for the tutorial
LESSON 1 Starting PowerBuilder
Create a new workspace
Create a target
Specify an icon for the application
Change the size of the main window
Run the application
LESSON 2 Customizing the PowerBuilder Environment
Manipulate the System Tree window
Open an object
Manipulate views
Add an extra Script view
Display view title bars
Float and dock views
Manipulate tabbed views
Save a view layout scheme
Reset the default view layout scheme
Set up the toolbars
Show labels on toolbar buttons
Float the toolbars
Reposition the toolbars
LESSON 3 Building a Login Window
Create a new window
Add controls to the window
Add a Picture control
Add StaticText controls
Specify properties of the StaticText controls
Change the tab order on the window
Code some Help events and preview the window
Write the script to open the window
Modify the frame window Open event
Using comments
Compile the script
LESSON 4 Connecting to the Database
Look at the EAS Demo DB database
Look at the database profile for the EAS Demo DB database
Look at table definitions in the EAS Demo DB database
About extended attributes
Run the Connection Object wizard
Declare a global variable
Modify the connection information
Modify the of_GetConnectionInfo function
Call the connection service manager
Complete the login and logout scripts
Set up shortcuts for AutoScript
Add code to the OK button Clicked event
Add code to the Cancel button Clicked event
Add code to the application Close event
LESSON 5 Modifying the Ancestor Window
Add DataWindow controls
Add a library to the search path
Add a DataWindow control for the master DataWindow
Add a DataWindow control for the detail DataWindow
View the scripts inherited from the user object
Add user events and event scripts
Add scripts to retrieve data for the DataWindow controls
Rebuild library objects
LESSON 6 Setting Up the Menus
Modify the frame menu
Modify the File menu
Enable Help menu items
Create a new sheet menu
Inherit and save a new menu
Add items to the new menu
Add a new toolbar for the new menu items
Add menu scripts to trigger user events
Attach the new menu and run the application
LESSON 7 Building DataWindow Objects
Create and preview a new DataWindow object
Save the DataWindow object
Make cosmetic changes to the first DataWindow object
Create a second DataWindow object
Select the data source and style
Select the table and columns
Define a retrieval argument
Make cosmetic changes to the second DataWindow object
Rearrange the columns
Align the labels and columns
Display the arrow for a dropdown DataWindow edit style
Attach the DataWindow object to the detail DataWindow control
Attach DataWindow objects to the Product window
Run the completed application
LESSON 9 Running the Debugger
Add breakpoints in application scripts
Run in debug mode
Set a watch and a conditional breakpoint
LESSON 10 Preparing the Application for Deployment
Create the Project object
Create the executable file
Create a shortcut
Test the executable file
LESSON 11 Creating Web pages
Create a PowerDynamo Web site
Create and modify a basic Web page
Create a 4GL introductory Web page
Change type face
Add a graphic
Add absolute positioning to a graphic
Add page navigation
Create a product information Web page
Add a hyperlink
Add a button
Create a login page with validation and redirection
Create a basic login page
Add session variables
Add single line text controls
Add password validation
Add server redirection
Designate a start page
Deploy and run the Web site
LESSON 12 Using Web DataWindows
Set up an EAServer connection profile
Build a Web DataWindow Container
Create a Web page with a Web DataWindow Container
Enable a new product information button
Add a button to update the database
Add a DataWindow to an existing Web page
Add the ability to retrieve product information
Test the Web page
Add a new product to the database
Run the Web application
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Power Builder 8 Getting Started

Power Builder 8 Getting Started

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