Developing PowerBuilder 3 Applications: The Easiest Way to Learn PowerBuilder 3.0 and PowerBuilder Desktop

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If you want to develop practical, productive applications using PowerBuilder 3, this updated, hands-on tutorial is for you. Developing PowerBuilder 3 Applications, Bestseller Edition, provides you with a practical overview of database creation, application/database interfacing, and user interface design. Using step-by-step instructions and examples, you'll learn how to create and customize a Data Window, explore data security and integrity, customize the environment, discover the PowerScript language, and find ...
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Overview

If you want to develop practical, productive applications using PowerBuilder 3, this updated, hands-on tutorial is for you. Developing PowerBuilder 3 Applications, Bestseller Edition, provides you with a practical overview of database creation, application/database interfacing, and user interface design. Using step-by-step instructions and examples, you'll learn how to create and customize a Data Window, explore data security and integrity, customize the environment, discover the PowerScript language, and find out how to debug your system. In addition, you'll master all the techniques you need to build successful client/server applications. Developing PowerBuilder 3 Applications, Bestseller Edition - updated and expanded to provide you with the latest information on this popular client/server development tool!

PowerBuilder lets users build a fully scaleable client/server application, mixing and matching workstations, PCs, mainframes, mini and LAN-based servers. Now, this updated guide provides a hands-on introduction to all aspects of PowerBuilder. It provides a practical overview of database creation, application/database interfacing, and user interface design.

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A hefty book/disk package on developing applications using PowerBuilder 3, with an overview of database creation, application/database interfacing, and user interface design. The companion disk contains source code, bitmap and icon files, sample objects, and useful applications. For software developers with experience in a high-level programming language and familiarity with relational databases. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672304651
  • Publisher: Macmillan Computer Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/26/1994
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 2.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 What Is Client/Serve Computing? 3
2 Your First PowerBuilder Application, Part 1 21
3 Your First PowerBuilder Application, Part 2 41
4 The PowerBuilder Way 61
5 Creating an Application 71
6 Building a Window 87
7 Making a Menu 147
8 Writing a Script 171
9 Programming in PowerScript 195
10 Debugging 253
11 Defining the Database 267
12 Creating SQL Queries 319
13 SQL Data Manipulation Commands 339
14 Developing a DataWindow 351
15 Customizing a DataWindow 381
16 Using a DataWindow 439
17 Organizing Your Project 493
18 Making Yourself at Home: Customizing PowerBuilder 521
19 Generating the Finished Product 543
20 User Objects: Making Your Own Controls 557
21 Graphs 577
22 Object-Oriented Programming 611
23 Capturing Your Own Events 627
24 The Multiple-Document Interface 641
25 Database Issues: Security, Integrity, and Concurrency 677
26 Analysis and Design 693
27 Laying the Foundation 713
28 Testing 721
29 Documentation and Online Help 731
App. A Glossary 759
App. B Mapping Windows Events to PowerBuilder Event IDs 769
App. C PowerBuilder Coding and Naming Standards 787
App. D Powersoft Corporation CODE Partners 797
App. E Training Partners 803
App. F Powersoft Country Representatives 811
App. G The Disk 827
Index 831
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