Tag Archives: ABL

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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Use/Misuse of the BindingSource

Progress Software’s Laura Stern has recently started a discussion on Progress Communities about misuses of the ProBindingSource in OpenEdge GUI for .NET. She has written down her concerns based on  technical support calls that Progress developement has received as bug … Continue reading

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Create custom shortcut combination not contained in the System.Windows.Forms.Shortcut enumeration

The usage of shortcuts is one of the key features to enable the user to use an application completely using the keyboard. When using the OpenEdge Architect we all know that Ctrl + S saves the current changes from for … Continue reading

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Progress Alert and Notification Service

Recently independent consultant Tim Kuehn from Canada reminded me to write about PANS – the Progress Alert and Notification Service. PANS is a free service offered by Progress Software. Share

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UltraControls, .NET Assemblies and deployment, a follow up

This is a follow up post on the „a few words on OpenEdge UltraControls and deployment” post. Traditionally Progress R-code is compatible a few minor versions up and down. So it would be expected that 10.2A R-code should work on … Continue reading

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Presentation Download for “Extreme Windows Desktop Integration” presentation

We have just published the slides to the “Extreme Windows Desktop Integration” presentation that we are goint to present at PUG Challenge Americas 2011 on our webserver. Share

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Using object oriented language features with procedural Progress code

Object orientation was added to the language in release 10.1A five years ago. During our consulting activities, the we faced the prejudice that the new language features cannot be used with existing applications without a major redesign. In our projects … Continue reading

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4GL Query concepts (FOR EACH, FIND, GET, INDEX)

Very often even experienced Progress developers are confused about the rules the Progress compiler or runtime use to decide which indexes should be used to execute a certain 4GL/ABL query. The Progress knowledge base contains an article that was formerly … Continue reading

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A pattern for Enum’s in the object-oriented ABL

Enum types (Enumerations) are very common to object oriented programming languages or frameworks – like .NET. Enums are typically used when parameters to functions or values of properties can only be a value from a list of values. For the … Continue reading

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