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Working on PowerBuilder .NET 12.6.

I have a datawindow control named dw_1. Inside this control is another datawindow named rpt_1 and there's a computed field on rpt_1 called compute_1. From this compute field I need to call a global function declared in the same .PBL. The same global function call is working fine when called from the DataWindow (dw_1), but the function call is not working while calling the same global function from (rpt_1) datawindow.

appreciated your help for following 2 points

1. To calling global function directly from the computed field from PowerBuilder.NET. The same is possible in PowerBuilder Classic.

2. Also I want to display a computed column as Vertical format (Property - Font.Escapement) in PowerBuilder.NET. This feature is available in PowerBuilder Classic.

Thanks & Regards,


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    Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 05:33 PM

    Hi Ninad;

    FWIW: Appeon has now taken over PB's development path from SAP on July 5, 2016. From Appeon's high level 5 year roadmap it looks like PB.Net will be EOL'ed and not continue. I would highly recommend reverting back to PB Classic ASAP.

    FYI: The Since feature inconsistencies you bring up are well known. Since SAP has not enhanced since purchasing it from Sybase. Your basically "out of luck" to get a fix.

    Regards ... Chris

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    • Former Member Bruce Armstrong

      Hi Bruce;

      AFAIK, the reference to VS was for building a new like component based on newer .Net paradigms. Whether that's still in the low-level Road-map tomorrow will be interesting to see. Whatever Appeon does .Net wise, I would bet that it won't be based on WPF.

      Regards ... Chris

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