Workarounds & API Guide

Appeon for PowerBuilder 2013


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LAST REVISED: October 17, 2013

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Table of Contents

Appeon Workarounds PBL Reference
Introduction to Appeon Workarounds
Important Notes for calling APIs
General API
AppeonExtFuncs object
Appeon Client Functions
Client Logs
File Upload and Download
Distributed DataWindows (EAServer only)
Appeon Labels
Calling EJB Component
Calling .NET/COM server components (.NET only)
Calling Web Service
Mobile Device API
Appeon Workspace
Workarounds for Unsupported Features
Objects & Controls
External user object
UserObject object
System Objects
System Controls
System Functions
DDE Server functions
FileLength64 function
FileReadEx function
FileSeek64 function
FileWriteEx function
FromAnsi function
FromUnicode function
Garbage Collection functions
GetLibraryList function
Help functions
HyperLinkToURL function
LibraryDirectory function
PopulateError function
Registry function
Shared Object functions
SignalError function
PowerScript Reference
PowerScript Topics
PowerScript Statements
SQL Statements
PowerScript Events
DataWindow Reference
DataWindow operators
DataWindow Object Properties
DataWindow control
Controls in a DataWindow
Functions of DataStore object
DBParm parameters in Database
ConnectString parameter
Workaround Techniques (for EAServer only)
Appeon GetFullState/SetFullState/GetChanges/SetChanges (Windows only)
Packaging unsupported features in n-Tier NVOs or DLLs
FAQ & Workarounds
How to remove the Internet Explorer menu
How to deploy NVO to EAServer 6.1
How to deploy NVOs to EAServer without PowerBuilder
How to use Client resources in Appeon Web applications
How to replace Appeon image that displays at the running of applications
How to deploy an Appeon application without Appeon Developer
How to log in the Web application with single sign-on
How to add headers & footers to a Web application
How to get the user name and password of the operating system
How to modify the storage location of Web application files in Appeon Developer
How to integrate Appeon Web applications with JSP/ASP
Applying Appeon CommandParm and Hyperlink features
Using Internet Explorer Frame
Integration through intermediate n-Tier Server-level solutions
No Workarounds