18 PB Controls to modernize your UI

PB Ultimate Suite is a set of controls created to help you modernize the user interface of your PowerBuilder applications.
See below for a list and description of the controls contained within the suite.

Ribbon Style Menu

The Ribbon Style Menu is a replacement for the PowerBuilder menu. It gives users a ribbon style UI.
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Docking System

The Docking System acts as a replacement to PowerBuilder's traditional MDI frame window. It gives users a tabbed interface to navigate between open windows. Additionally, it allows you to dock and pin commonly used functions to the top, bottom, left, or right sides of the window.
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PowerTiles is a Windows tiles control that can be used for better navigation within your application. The design is responsive which means the layout will adjust to the size of the container that it's in (when resized by the container).
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Advanced Datawindow filtering with PowerFilter

PowerFilter is a powerful, easy-to-implement datawindow filtering component that provides users functionality similar to what is found in Excel. Add one control to your window and 3 lines of Powerscript to implement.
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PB Ultimate Suite Query Builder

Tab Control

The Tab Control should be used as a direct replacement for the tab control that is native to PowerBuilder.
Using this control can give your application an immediate face-lift. There are many styles to choose from, more popularly, the VS2005 style.
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Toolbar Strip

Add a toolbar to any window or user object in any location.
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Outlook Style Bar

The Outlook Style Bar is meant to duplicate the look and behaviour of navigation control found in Outlook.
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Windows Style Bar

Windows Style Bar duplicates the look and behaviour of listbar commonly found in XP applications such as the Control Panel.
Use this control to logically group application functions. Each group can contain links, labels and lines.
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windows style bar

Button Listbar

The Button Listbar provides users with a list of options to select.
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Button List Bar

Query Builder

The Query builder control, similar to the one used in the graphic query designer for the Datawindow, offers native support for Oracle, SQL Server, SQL Anywhere and Syabse ASE. Generic ODBC connections are also supported. Other DBMS's can be added on a per request basis."
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PB Ultimate Suite Query Builder


This Groupbox offers a few improvements over the native PowerBuilder groupbox. You can add an image and display a gradient background. You can also apply a theme. Read more


Custom Static Text

The static text control is used to display text on a window or userobject. It contains all the functionality of the regular PowerBuilder static text control but with a few extra's.
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Gradient Header

The Gradient Header was developed to complement the Outlook 2003 Shortcutbar. It's the same type of control you see in Outlook 2003 letting you know which option was selected in the Shortcutbar.
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Gradient Header

Built in Themes and Styles

PB Ultimate Suite Pre-built color themes include: Black, Blue, Classic, Olive, Silver, Windows 10 Black, Windows 10 Blue, Windows 10 Olive, Windows 10 Silver

Each control can use one of the predefined themes in PB Ultimate Suite. Choose from a wide range of styles and colors. You can also customize many of individual controls with their own styles to design a unique user interface for your PowerBuilder applications.

Windows 10 Themes for PowerBuilder Applications

New in PB Ultimate Suite 8.0

PB Ultimate Suite 8.0 includes 5 new controls for PowerBuilder Applications

Toast Desktop Notifications

The new toast desktop notifications have 4 effects; fade in, slide left, slide up, and none

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PB Ultimate Suite Toast Control

Toggle Button

A button with two states, on or off.

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PB Ultimate Suite Toggle Button

Property Grid Control

Display a list of properties and values. Choose from many property types such as Image, Color, Lists, and Checkboxes.

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PB Ultimate Suite Property Grid


A basic calculator control that users can use to calculate values for data entry. Depending on your needs, this independent control can be placed directly on your window, in a popup or a responsive window.

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PB Ultimate Suite Calculator

Datawindow Navigator


Simple strip of buttons used to navigate the rows of your datawindow.

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PB Ultimate Suite DataWindow Navigator