New Controls for your PowerBuilder Datawindow
It seems that over the years, I usually declare the next release of Ultimate Suite for PowerBuilder as the most exciting. For me, this is usually true; it's exciting to be able to provide PowerBuilder developers not only with new UI Controls to help update the look of their applications, but to provide controls that help extend functionality (allowing you to add new features to your applications).
The Ultimate Suite 2021 release has a new set of controls for your windows and user objects. In addition to this, some of these new controls have been brought into the datawindow.
Most of our PowerBuilder applications are heavily data driven and rely on the datawindow to display and persist data. Having new UI controls available right in the datawindow will make it easier for you to use them in your applications; Easier to display, print, or export to PDF.
Here is a rundown of the new datawindow UI controls:
Putting it all together
If we put everything together, we see a datawindow built for modern times. Going forward, any new control added to Ultimate Suite will be evaluated for use in the datawindow. If it's practical and serves a purpose in the datawindow, it will be added.
The next release of Ultimate Suite is due this December or January. I encourage you to try out the new datawindow controls when released. I sincerely look forward to your feedback or ideas of other controls that can be added.