New Controls Coming in the Next Release of Ultimate Suite for PowerBuilder!
A lot of work is going into the next release of Ultimate Suite for PowerBuilder. Here are some of the highlights:
Progress Indicator on the PB Command Button
You will be able to display a visual indicating progress right within the PB command button. Look for the new of_SetProgress function.
Circle Progress Control
The Circle Progress control allows you to visual display a percentage of completion. Customizable features include theme, circle thickness, font, and font size. Instead of displaying a percentage, you can display an image in the center of the circle.
The Stepbar control is perfect for displaying overall progress through a series of more complex steps. Any number of steps are allowed and will size to fix the width or height of the control. Both horizontal and vertical orientations are supported.
Cards are a nice way to combine imagery with text.
Image Compare Control
If your users need to compare two images, this control can help you minimize the amount of space needed on your screen. Using an overlay, users can move a slider to reveal the second image.
Profile Picture Control
The profile picture control displays an image in a variety of different frames (frame color, thickness, and shape are customizable).
PowerToast has been given a new, more modern look. In addition, new simplified "Alerts" have been added.
PowerMenu has been given a significant number of enhancements. The ribbon supports a proper, more advanced tooltip, better scrolling for when items don't fit in the control, and a new Office 365 style. Along with the new Office 365 style comes an enhanced flyout program tab menu (as you would see in MS Word).
Use this control to visual represent a value from 0 to any upper value (e.g. 0 to 5 stars. You can display 20 stars if you want). Think of it as a progress bar but in star form.
XPListBar and ButtonListBar Enhancements
A long over due enhancement has been added to the XPListBar and the ButtonListBar. You will now be able to use the mouse wheel to scroll through the list.
The next release of Ultimate Suite is scheduled for very early 2021. If you want to give the current control set a try, visit pbultimatesuite.com for more information.