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Mike Fechner

About Mike Fechner

Mike Fechner started using Progress and OpenEdge in Version 5 almost 22 years ago and ever since has supported Progress Application Partners and end customers in adopting the features of the latest OpenEdge and Progress releases to enhance the capabilities of existing applications. With his framework design skills he has set the groundwork for development of many successful OpenEdge applications. Recently he has specialized on the OpenEdge GUI for .NET, working closely with Progress Software during the development of this great feature.

What’s coming in the next OpenEdge releases

Recently I have attended one of Progress Software’s Insight conferences (http://www.progress-insight.com/) in Frankfurt. Progress Vice President for SaaS Colleen Smith gave a presentation about the future of OpenEdge and gave an interesting early glimpse into what’s coming in the next … Continue reading

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OpenEdge Ultra Control versions

Below you’ll find a table listing the versions of the OpenEdge UltraControls (Infragistics NetAdvantage for WinForms Controls) that shipped with OpenEdge releases. Share

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Serious issues with GUI for .NET type management in OpenEdge 11.1

While testing the SmartComponent Library and WinKit on OpenEdge 11.1 during the last couple of days, we’ve made a couple of expected code changes but we also ran into two serious OpenEdge regression issues that we are already dealing with … Continue reading

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Customizing OpenEdge Architect for non-Java Developers

From this link you can download the slides to the presentation held today at the PUG Challenge Americas on modifying the setup of OpenEdge Architect so that it suits your needs. http://www.consultingwerk.de/fileadmin/user_upload/CustomizingOpenEdgeArchitect/Customizing_OpenEdge_Architect.pdf Share

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Extreme Windows Desktop Integration – Updated

We have just published on update of the Extreme Windows Desktop Integration samples and slides to our web server. The samples are updated for the hands-on workshop during the “PUG UK & Ireland Spring Conference 2012”. In this workshop we … Continue reading

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Meet Consultingwerk at developer conferences this spring!

The spring 2012 is fully packed with developer conferences in Europe and the USA – plenty of chances to talk to Consultingwerk experts Marko Rüterbories and Mike Fechner and discuss modernization options for your Progress or OpenEdge application. Share

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PUG Challenge Americas Agenda Online

The PUG Challenge America conference agenda is now online! Mike Fechner from Consultingwerk will be participating with three presentations and Consultingwerk will be presenting our OpenEdge modernization solutions on the solutions expo! See http://pugchallenge.org/agenda.html for details. Share

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Issues with certain Active X Controls in OpenEdge 11 – WinKit saves the day…

If your current OpenEdge GUI application is using Active X Controls, this Progress Software knowledge base article might be of interest for you: Critical Alert: Issues migrating applications that use ActiveX/COM objects to OpenEdge 11: http://knowledgebase.progress.com/articles/Critical_Alert/000028532?q=Issues+migrating+applications+that+use+ActiveX/COM+objects+to+OpenEdge Share

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OpenEdge 10.2B Service Pack 5 introduces source code compatibility issue

With OpenEdge 10.2B Service Pack 5 Progress Software added a new property named UseFullFieldNames to the ProBindingSource component (Progress.Data.BindingSource). While this property and the underlying behavior is extremely useful with handling joined queries through the ProBindingSource a bug that yesterday … Continue reading

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EMEA PUG Challenge 2011 – Presentation download

The EMEA PUG Challenge in Amsterdam was a huge success for every participant! Consultingwerk was supporting the largest event 2011 of the European Progress user’s community as platinum sponsor, member of the organizing committee and with well attended technical presentations … Continue reading

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