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PowerBuilder 2019 R2 Released

Appeon announced the general availability of PowerBuilder 2019 R2

PB 2019 R2 keeps up with the revolutionary features to modernize PB application UI, functionality & architecture, and provide a simpler, faster, open-standards approach to building cloud apps for .NET. 

PB 2019 R2 includes the first-ever PowerScript-to-C# code converter, which allows developers to automatically migrate 80-95% of PowerBuilder business logic and DataWindows to C#. The migrated code can be automatically scaffolded into C# REST APIs. PowerScript client app development is also enhanced with .NET interoperability and new UI controls.  

What’s New?

  • PowerScript development & modernization (PowerBuilder IDE)
    • Enhanced UI Themes: modern rendering of visual objects by selecting a prebuilt theme or supplying your own theme. Enhanced to allow granular control, defining different styles for a specific instance of a visual object.
    • New RibbonBar Control, to create Ribbons, organize User commands, and manipulate them by the program if needed.
    • Direct calls to .NET Assemblies via two objects: DotNetAssembly and DotNetObject.
    • New WebBrowser Control, to create a Web browser that supports JavaScript, HTML and HTML5 pages and videos at common formats in a web page.

More information about new PB features here. Bug fixes here.

  • C# migration
    • .Net DataStore refactored, readily integrate with other .NET libraries, and maintainable directly in C# IDEs: SnapDevelop, Visual Studio, etc.
    • DataWindow Converter automatically generates C# POCO models from existing DataWindows, DataStores, and ChildDataWindow, as well as the XML import/export templates.
    • PowerScript Migrator automatically converts 80-95% of PowerBuilder business logic (non-visual PowerScript and embedded SQL) to C#.
  • C# development
    • Scaffolding helps effectively create templates for services and controllers.
    • The integrated Web API Tester, to easily inspect, test, and debug REST Web APIs.

More information about new C# features here. Bug fixes here.

  • Application deployment (PowerServer (PB Edition), PowerServer Toolkit,
    • Officially supports the latest software: Windows Server 2019, Android 10, iOS 13, JBoss EAP 7.2, WildFly 18, Microsoft SQL Server 2019, Oracle 18c and 19c, PostgreSQL 12.x.
    • Automated testing of PowerServer Web applications with AscentialTest.
    • Supports additional PowerBuilder features (Web only): JSONPackage object, TokenRequest, TokenResponse, OAuthClient, OAuthRequest, ResourceResponse objects, CompressorObject, ExtractorObject, CrypterObject and CoderObject.

More information about new PowerServer features here. Bug fixes here.

  • InfoMaker
    • Using NativePDF as the default option.
    • Incorporating TX Text Control as a built-in editor.

More information about new InfoMaker features here. Bug fixes here.

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