Modernize your PowerBuilder Applications

23 Controls and 12 Charts to modernize your PowerBuilder 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.

Animated Charts

PB Ultimate Suite offers a dozen types of charts based on Datawindows logic and millions of customization possibilities to visualize your data.

Combine your charts to build a modern dashboard or implement drill-down features.
You can also include them in your PB reports to print them out.
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Modern Animated Charts for PowerBuilder Applications

Ribbon 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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Excel-like Filter & Sort

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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tab control

Tile Menu

PB Ultimate Suite Tile Menu 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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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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outlook style bar

Toast 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

Windows 10 Message


PowerMessage is a new way to display messages to users. It replaces the traditional PowerBuilder MessageBox function, offering a more modern look and feel.

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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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PBUS windows style bar

Command Button


Ever wish you can give your buttons an icon and a bit more color?
With the PB Ultimate Suite CommandButton, you can.

This control offers 5 styles, and 5 themes. That's 25 different ways to display your buttons.

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PB Ultimate Suite PB Commande Button

Toggle Button

A button with two states, on or off.

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PB Ultimate Suite Toggle Button

Button Listbar

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

Datawindow Navigator


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

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PB Ultimate Suite DataWindow Navigator
PB Ultimate Suite Folder Explorer

Folder Explorer

The folder explorer control gives you the ability to add folder and file explorer functionality to your application.

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

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


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


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