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Powerbuilder 11.5 and Windows 10

Has anyone got Powerbuilder 11.5 running on Windows 10? For me, the initial splash shows but PB does not start up.

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    Posted on Sep 01, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Hi Marie,

    I had same problem using PB 12.6. Others share same problem in PB 12.5.

    I found a solution on Reddit that works for me. It requires switching between desktop mode and tablet mode while also opening/closing tab pages in my browser.

    Here is my workaround:

    1. Start in Desktop Mode
    2. Keep any browser open - you need to follow steps 3 - 7 whenever you start PB IDE.
    3. Start PB IDE - It will get to splash screen and hang...
    4. Switch to Tablet Mode
    5. Switch to your browser; then open or close a tab
    6. Switch back to PB IDE => Now IDE has opened!
    7. Switch back to Desktop Mode


    NOTE:

    You need a lot of [Alt+Tab] app switching if you [Run] or [Debug] from PB IDE while in Tablet Mode.

    I therefore stay in Desktop Mode while developing with PB.


    If you [Run] from PB IDE while in Windows 10 Tablet Mode, your PB app will open, but you will see the Start Screen. You will have to [Alt+Tab] back to your running app.

    HTH

    /Michael

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