Developing Powerbuilder 5 Applications / Edition 4

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Capitalizing on the success of the previous edition, Developing PowerBuilder 5 Applications, Fourth Edition is a hands-on guide for developer's that want to create their own real-world applications. It details all the new changes to PowerBuilder, giving the programmer the essential information they need to exploit PowerBuilder 5's powerful features.
  • Teaches how to exploit PowerBuilder 5's new features
  • Programmers will master user interface design, PowerScript programming, debugging, and database design
  • CD-ROM includes all the source code from the book and various PowerBuilder applications

Offering a hands-on introduction to all aspects of development with PowerBuilder, this book provides a practical overview of database creation, application/database interfacing and user interface design. The general approach is to offer likely problems and then work through the solutions step-by-step. The CD includess an online help application.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672309168
  • Publisher: Macmillan Computer Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 858
  • Product dimensions: 7.43 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.77 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What Is Client/Server Computing? 3
2 Your First PowerBuilder Application, Part 1 19
3 Your First PowerBuilder Application, Part 2 39
4 The PowerBuilder Way 59
5 Creating an Application 69
6 Building a Window 85
7 Making a Menu 151
8 Writing a Script 175
9 Programming in PowerScript 201
10 Debugging 261
11 Defining the Database 273
12 Creating SQL Queries 323
13 SQL Data Manipulation Commands 341
14 Developing a DataWindow 353
15 Customizing a DataWindow 383
16 Using a DataWindow 439
17 Organizing Your Project 489
18 Making Yourself at Home: Customizing PowerBuilder 513
19 Generating the Finished Product 525
20 User Objects: Making Your Own Controls 539
21 Graphs 559
22 Object-Oriented Programming 591
23 Capturing Your Own Events 609
24 The Multiple-Document Interface 623
25 Database Issues: Security, Integrity, and Concurrency 657
26 Integrating with OLE 2 669
27 Documentation and Online Help 685
28 ObjectCycle: Managing Objects for Development Teams 709
29 Analysis and Design 727
30 Laying the Foundation 745
31 Testing 753
App. A Glossary 765
App. B PowerBuilder Coding and Naming Standards 775
App. C What's on the CD 785
Index 789
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