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PowerBuilder on Surface?

Has anyone tried running PowerBuilder on a Microsoft Surface Pro? I'm thinking about getting one.

Any thoughts about PowerBuilder on Surface or Surface in general would be appreciated.

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    Dec 26, 2014 at 03:26 PM

    We have a Surface Pro 2 here (Win 8.1). PB Apps run just fine, but not sure about the IDE.

    Pro's:

    - applications work better with screen scaling (not sure if this is due to Win 8.1 or the tablet itself)

    - you can use pinch to increase the size of a datawindow without affecting the whole app

    - slide to scroll in datawindows works really well

    Cons:

    - entering data can be difficult if you don't have the keyboard attached

    - unless you boost screen scaling or font size within the app, the resolution of the screen makes everything really small

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    Dec 29, 2014 at 04:15 PM

    Hi Roland,

    I haven't try PB or PB Apps on a Surface tablet, but I have tried both on a Windows 8.1 Laptop. They both work ok. According to Microsoft website (Compare Windows 8.1 editions) you won't be able to install and run desktop apps (x86/x64) with Windows RT 8.1, so you may want to avoid this version.

    HTH,

    Manuel Marte

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    Dec 29, 2014 at 05:51 PM

    We have started the review process at my employer.  I should have more information after the first of the year.

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