Getting information about PowerBuilder extensions

Online Help

The classes and methods in the extensions provided by Appeon are described in this book, which is available in the PowerBuilder Help. For PBDOM, each class is described in a separate chapter.

You can open the Help in several ways:

  • Select PowerBuilder Extension Reference from the PowerBuilder Help Contents tab page.

  • Double-click the file name (pbextref.chm) in the C:\Users\Public\Documents\Appeon\PowerBuilder 17.0\Help directory on Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

  • Type a method name in the Script view, then press Shift+F1 to open the PowerBuilder Help Index tab with the focus on the first index entry for that method name. The name of the extension class displays in parentheses after the method name on the Index tab page, and it displays above the name of the method when you open the Help for the method.

If a PowerScript function description displays

If there is a PowerScript function with the same name, the Help opens automatically to display the PowerScript function. Click the Help Topics button in the Help window to display the Index tab so that you can select the extension method.

HTML books

For information about using the extensions provided by Appeon in your applications, see Application Techniques.

Third-party extensions

The PowerBuilder Help and documentation do not provide any specific information for extensions developed by third parties. To find out how to use a third-party extension, see the documentation provided with the extension.