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PB1070 Basic PowerBuilder 11.5 Programming
Duration5 Days
Delivery MethodInstructor Led, Hands-on workshops
Public Price$2695.00

DESCRIPTION (Return to Top)

This course introduces students to the PowerBuilder 11.5 development environment. Each component of the PowerBuilder 11.5 IDE is covered in the context of using PowerBuilder to develop GUI-based client/server business applications.

A series of written and lab exercises will be used to reinforce the 3 classroom education.

AUDIENCE (Return to Top)

This intensive hands-on course is designed for application programmers responsible for the design and implementation of client/server applications using PowerBuilder 11.5.

OBJECTIVES (Return to Top)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Use the System Tree to create workspaces and targets.
  • Use the Application Painter to create application objects.
  • Use the Window Painter to create windows.
  • Use the PowerScript language to write scripts to perform required processing.
  • Create user functions and user events.
  • Use the DataWindow Painter to create Data Windows and select appropriate presentation styles and data sources.
  • Use the Query Painter to interactively construct and edit SQL statements.
  • Use the Database Painter to define extended attributes and manage database tables.
  • Use the Menu Painter to create traditional and contemporary menus.
  • Debug PowerBuilder applications.
  • Package a PowerBuilder application for distribution.
  • Discuss the alternative deployment types, including pcode, machine code, and .NET WinForm applications.

TOPICS (Return to Top)

  • Introduction to PowerBuilder
  • The PowerBuilder Environment
  • Creating an Application
  • Creating Windows
  • PowerBuilder Scripts
  • User Defined Function and Events
  • Creating DataWindows
  • Implementing DataWindows
  • DataWindow Updates
  • Creating Menus
  • MDI Applications
  • Distributing the Application
  • Supplemental Topics (as time permits)


  • Basic knowledge of the Windows operating system.
  • Introduction to SQL, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in a programming language, such as COBOL, Visual Basic, C++, or Java.