This course introduces students to the PowerBuilder Classic development environment. Each component of the PowerBuilder Classic IDE is covered in the context of using PowerBuilder to develop GUI-based client/server business applications. 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
A series of written and lab exercises will be used to reinforce the classroom education.
Note: This class can be supported on any version of PowerBuilder.
This intensive hands-on course is designed for application programmers responsible for the design and implementation of client/server applications using PowerBuilder Classic.
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.