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This article will talk first about what constitutes a .NET Smart Client, its attributes, its behaviors, and then we'll talk about how the Intelligent Updater feature fits into PowerBuilder 11's .NET Smart Client support initiative. Finally, we'll walk through a detailed tutorial on how you can use the Intelligent Updater to install, publish, and update your .NET Windows Form-deployed PowerBuilder applications easily. The .NET Smart Client Arguably, the biggest headache for application development has been...deployment. The initial and ongoing appeal of browser-based applications has always been about automatically updating the application logic and interface for every single user. But this ease of deployment of the so-called thin client application has come at a cost, hasn't it? The lack of richness and functionality of browser-based user interfaces. PowerBuilder 1... (more)

PowerBuilder Takes You To .NET

In June of 2007, Sybase released PowerBuilder 11. PowerBuilder developers can now deploy PowerBuilder components as .NET Assemblies or as .NET Web Services. A PowerBuilder developer can now create these .NET resources so that those who develop .NET solutions can benefit from PowerBuilder and DataWindow productivity regardless of what development tool they use. PowerBuilder 11 also gives its users the ability to deploy entire applications as ASP .NET Web Forms applications (WebForm) as well as to deploy entire applications as .NET Windows Forms (WinForm) applications. http://vide... (more)

PowerBuilder 11's .NET Interoperability

PowerBuilder 11 deploys entire applications as .NET Windows Form or Web Form applications and deploys individual components as .NET Assemblies and as .NET Web Services. Version 11 consumes resources of the default .NET framework as well as resources of custom developer-defined .NET resources. Non-PowerBuilder .NET solutions can interoperate with, and take advantage of, the unparalleled productivity of PowerBuilder’s data access and data manipulation capabilities. In short, PowerBuilder 11 creates as well as consumes .NET resources. Once PowerBuilder 11 has deployed an appli... (more)