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We are excited to announce that PowerBuilder 2019 R2 GA version and InfoMaker 2019 R2 GA version, build 2323, are officially released and available for downloading! This latest PowerBuilder release includes updates and bug fixes for PowerScript development (PowerBuilder IDE), C# migration & development (SnapDevelop, .NET DataStore, and PowerScript Migrator), and application deployment (PowerServer (PB Edition), PowerServer Toolkit, etc.). The latest InfoMaker release includes updates and bug fixes for InfoMaker.

New Features and Bug Fixes

  • PowerScript development (PowerBuilder IDE)
    • New RibbonBar Control - The RibbonBar control is provided to create Ribbons to organize User commands in user interfaces.
    • Calling .NET Assembly - PowerBuilder applications can directly call .NET Assemblies, via two objects: DotNetAssembly and DotNetObject.
    • New WebBrowser Control - The WebBrowser control can be used to create a Web browser that:
      1. Supports browsing web page that contains JavaScript;
      2. Supports browsing HTML and HTML5 pages;
      3. Supports browsing videos at common formats in a web page.

For more new features and detailed information, please see here.

For bug fixes, please see here.

  • C# migration & development (SnapDevelop, .NET DataStore, and PowerScript Migrator)
    • .Net DataStore is refactored to be maintainable directly in any C# IDE, e.g. SnapDevelop, Visual Studio.
    • DataWindow Converter, renamed from the C# Model Generator, automatically generates C# POCO models from existing DataWindows, DataStores, and ChildDataWindow. XML import/export templates are also converted.
    • PowerScript Migrator is provided to translates non-visual PowerBuilder code and objects to C#.
    • Scaffolding helps effectively create templates for services and controllers which can be used to easily build a C# application.
    • The integrated Web API Tester allows developers to easily inspect, test, and debug the REST Web APIs without spending the time and effort to create a client app or build JSON by hand.

For more new features and detailed information, please see here.

For bug fixes, please see here.

  • Application deployment (PowerServer (PB Edition), PowerServer Toolkit, etc.)
    • Officially supports the latest software: Windows Server 2019, Android 10, iOS 13, JBoss EAP 7.2, WildFly 18, Microsoft SQL Server 2019, Oracle 18c and 19c, PostgreSQL 12.x.
    • You can automate the testing of PowerServer Web applications by using AscentialTest 9.5.2 or above.
    • Supports PowerBuilder features (Web only):
      1. JSONPackage object.
      2. TokenRequest, TokenResponse, OAuthClient, OAuthRequest, and ResourceResponse objects.
      3. CompressorObject and ExtractorObject.
      4. CrypterObject and CoderObject.

Important note: The PowerServer (PB Edition) and PowerServer Toolkit included in this PowerBuilder 2019 R2 release are versioned as 2020 for better synchronizing with PowerServer 2020.

For more new features and detailed information, please see here.

For bug fixes, please see here.

  • InfoMaker
    • Using NativePDF as the default option.
    • Incorporating TX Text Control as a built-in editor.

For more new features and detailed information, please see here.

For bug fixes, please see here.

Downloads

Please get the PowerBuilder Installer 2019 R2 or InfoMaker Installer 2019 R2 from our Downloads portal. You may either install the latest version from scratch or use the installers to upgrade from earlier 2019 versions (2019 GA version, 2019 MR, or 2019 R2 beta versions).


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