Modernize your PowerBuilder Applications

Single Page Application (SPA)

Ultimate Suite for PowerBuilder contains 3 window objects that you can use to create a Single Page Application.

Single Page Applications are applications that display all or most functionality within a single window (or page).

Bacic Without Navigation (Basic - w_pbus_spa_basic)

This window gives you the most basic functionality. You can have toolbar items in the windows caption and a status bar at the bottom.

Ultimate Suite for PB Basic Single Page Application

With Navigation (w_pbus_spa)

With pre-built navigation, all you need to do is call a single function for each user object you want to display to the user. When a navigation item is selected on the left, the window will display the corresponding user object. Toolbar items can be added to the window caption for expanded functionality.

Ultimate Suite for PB Single Page Application with Navigation

//Instance Variables
u_cst_dashboard iuo_dashboard
u_cst_employee iuo_employee
u_cst_sales_order iuo_order
u_cst_tilemenu iuo_tilemenu
u_cst_about iuo_about
u_cst_credits iuo_credits
//Open event of window
of_SetWindowIcon("icons\PBUS logo 24x24.png" )
of_SetCopyright("Copyright © 2020 Werysoft Inc." )
of_AddPanel("Dashboard", "icons\dashboard.png" , iuo_dashboard)
of_AddPanel("Tile Menu", "icons\tilemenu.png" , iuo_tilemenu)
of_AddPanel("Employee", "icons\open_employee 32x32.png" , iuo_employee)
of_AddPanel("Orders", "icons\order 32x32.png" , iuo_order)
of_AddPanel("About", "icons\about 16x16.png", iuo_about)

of_AddToolbarItem("Save","icons\save white.png" )
of_AddToolbarItem("Print","icons\print white.png" )
of_AddToolbarItem("Print Preview","icons\print preview white.png" )
of_AddToolbarItem("New Employee","icons\add_employee white.png" )
of_AddToolbarItem("Remove Employee","icons\remove_employee white.png" )
of_AddToolbarItem("New Order","icons\add_order white.png" )
of_AddToolbarItem("Remove Order","icons\remove_order white.png" )

Tabbed Caption (w_pbus_spa_tab)

The tabbed caption window behaves very similar to most modern web browsers. Each opened window is displayed as a tab in the windows caption. You can display a button to allow users to open new tabs (if your application needs this functionality). This window is best used for single purpose pages (like a web browser). Although you are able to open any type of user object or window object in each tab.

tabbed caption window Ultimate Suite for PowerBuilder

//Open event of window
w_sql   lw_sql
of_OpenTab(lw_sql, "New Query", "SQL!")
//AddTabButtonClicked event
//Open a new tab similar   to how we automatically opened one in the open event
w_sql   lw_sql
of_OpenTab(lw_sql, "New Query", "SQL!")

//TabClosed event
//If there are no more tabs opened,   we can close the whole window.
IF   of_GetTabCount() = 0 THEN

Note: The PowerBuilder Menu object is currently not supported in this release. A menu alternative may be added in the future.

Known Issue: If you want to display your window as Maximized when the window opens, you'll need to add the following to the top of your windows Open event:

THIS.WindowState = Maximized!