PowerBuilder Training Overview|
This course introduces students to the .NET features of PowerBuilder implemented since PowerBuilder 11, and explores PowerBuilder 12.5's two development IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) - the Classic IDE and the new .NET IDE.
The course presents the .NET deployment features of the PowerBuilder 12.5 Classic IDE. Students will learn to:
The course also presents the PowerBuilder .NET IDE introduced in PowerBuilder 12. The organization and navigation in the IDE is presented, and its role in creating Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications is discussed. Students will learn to:
- Deploy PowerBuilder applications as .NET WinForm applications.
- Deploy PowerBuilder applications as ASP.NET WebForm applications.
- Deploy PowerBuilder applications as Smart Client applications.
- Use non-PowerBuilder .NET assemblies in PowerBuilder applications.
- Deploy PowerBuilder NVOs as .NET assemblies for use with other .NET languages.
- Deploy PowerBuilder NVOs as Web Services.
A series of lab exercises is used to reinforce the classroom education.
- Explain new terminology related to .NET.
- Navigate within the .NET IDE.
- Create WPF applications.
- Migrate an existing PowerBuilder Classic application to a WPF application.
- Describe and use XAML.
- Explore and use the new features of the WPF DataWindow, including the use of Custom Controls the many new graph types.
- Explore and use other new features such as Interfaces, Enumerations, Properties, Indexers Namespaces, and Overloaded Constructors.
- Use .NET classes and their methods inside of the PowerBuilder IDE.
- Inherit from .NET classes while in PowerBuilder, providing the ability to override methods of .NET classes.
PowerBuilder Training Audience
This hands-on course is designed for application programmers that will build .NET applications using PowerBuilder 12.5.
PowerBuilder Training Prerequisites
Previous experience in developing PowerBuilder applications.
PowerBuilder Training Course Duration
Powerbuilder Training Course Outline
Overview of PowerBuilder and .NET
Using .NET Assemblies in PowerBuilder
- What is .NET?
- Why NET?
- Evolution of PowerBuilder and .NET
- What is WPF?
Creating .NET WinForm Applications
- Importing .NET Classes
- Conditional Compilation
- Writing Scripts That Reference .NET Classes and Methods
.NET WebForm Applications
- Creating .NET WinForm Applications
- Deploying .NET WinForm Applications
- Modified and Supported Features in .NET WinForm Applications
Creating Smart Client Applications
- Creating .NET WebForm Applications
- Deploying .NET WebForm Applications
- Running WebForm Applications
- DataWindow Differences
- Client-Side Events and Event Handling
- Sharing Data Across Sessions
- Using the WebForm File Manager
- Using the WebForm Print Manager
- Modified and Unsupported Features in .NET WebForm Applications
Creating .NET Assemblies in PowerBuilder
- What are Smart Client Applications?
- Publishing the Application
- Installing the Application on a User Machine
- Updating the Application
- Rolling Back an Application
- Adding Installation Prerequisites
Using Web Services
- The .NET Assembly Target
- Deploying a PowerBuilder .NET Assembly
- Distributing a PowerBuilder .NET Assembly
- Using a PowerBuilder .NET Assembly
Creating PowerBuilder .NET Web Services
- What are Web Services?
- Calling Web Services in Scripts
- Web Service DataWindows
Using the PowerBuilder .NET IDE11Creating WPF Targets and Applications
- The .NET Web Service Target
- Configuring ASP.NET for a .NET Web Service
- Deploying a .NET Web Service
Creating WPF Windows
- Creating a New Target
- Converting PB Classic Targets to PB .NET
Creating WPF DataWindows
- Panel Types
- Creating New Windows
- Window Painter Navigation
- Modifying Properties
- Inheriting Windows
Writing Scripts in WPF Applications
- Creating New DataWindows
- DataWindow Painter Navigation
Using Other PB .NET Painters
- PowerScript Differences in PB.NET
- PB .NET Script View
- Editing Scripts
- Code Snippets
- Using Toolbox Items
- Compiling Scripts
The PowerBuilder .NET DebuggerDeploying WPF Applications
- Menu Painter
- Function Painter
- User Object Painter
- Database Painter
New .NET Language FeaturesExploiting WPF in PB .NET Applications
- Using the Project Painter
- Distribution Requirements
- Deploying SmartClient Applications
- WPF Controls in PB .NET
- XAML Styles
- Control Templates