Schultz’s PowerBuilder Notes

Making DW Radio Buttons and Check Boxes look disabled


An effective GUI quickly communicates to the users  how they can interact with the current window.  For most datawindow edit styles, PowerBuilder supplies its developers with the means to visually show if  it is available to accept user input.  Unfortunately, if you are working with an older version of PB,  how to show  a disabled check box or a radio button is a  puzzle.  Here is how I deal with this issue.

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March 17, 2009 Posted by | 2. Datawindows, Datawindow PowerScript, Expressions, Modify and Describe | , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Datawindow Column Properties


The Dialog box

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December 10, 2008 Posted by | 2. Datawindows, Datawindow Painter, Expressions, Modify and Describe | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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How do I change the contents of a text field?

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Allows for the dynamic modification and access to the attributes of a datawindow or datastore. Direct access can often accomplish the same thing in a much more readable manner.

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May 17, 2008 Posted by | Modify and Describe | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments