UI Modernization

PowerBuilder 2019 R2 offers various new features to further help modernize the UI of PowerBuilder apps.

Codeless UI Theme

The UI Theme is a new UI technology for PowerBuilder desktop applications, allowing developers to modernize the look and feel in a codeless fashion.

Skinnable

Skinnable

Style sheets control how visual objects are rendered under various states, such as enabled, focused, hover, pressed, and disabled.

Pre-Built Themes

Pre-Built Themes

A flat design UI theme is provided in a variety of color schemes so your project can immediately benefit from this feature.

Easily Customizable

Easily Customizable

Customizing or creating a new theme is as simple as modifying some JSON attributes and providing new image files. You can define different styles for a specific instance of a visual object.

Dynamically Switchable

Dynamically Switchable

Themes can be applied and switched during run-time so that users can personalize their experience.

RibbonBar Control

The RibbonBar control enables you to build navigation similar to those used in Microsoft Office and other popular software packages, which are familiar to most users and more productive.

Pre-defined Controls

Pre-defined Controls

It provides various controls that you may need in a RibbonBar, such as tabs, buttons, checkboxes, combo boxes, drops downs, galleries, etc.

RibbonBar Builder

RibbonBar Builder

It is provides an XML editor with predefined templates to allow developer quickly create and preview the graphical UI on the fly.

UI Theme Compatible

UI Theme Compatible

The RibbonBar control is compatible with the UI Theme, offering a uniform look and feel to your PowerBuilder app and minimizing coding.

Automatic Layout Adaptation

Automatic Layout Adaptation

It provides a built-in mechanism to dynamically adjust the control's content based upon available screen size.

Resources & Learning

PowerBuilder 2019 R2

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