Ultimate Suite for PowerBuilder offers a wide range of UI controls to help you change the look of your PowerBuilder application. All controls are written in pure PowerScript so it's easy to change the look and behavior of the controls to suit your needs.
Improve User Experience with a modern UI, enriched with new controls and new ways of navigating within your application.
The Ultimate Suite UI Designer helps you visually setup controls so you can get up and running as quick as possible. Choose a theme, select options, and generate PowerBuilder code automatically.
Each control is written using 100% PowerScript. There are no wrappers around 3rd party products and no dependencies on .Net libraries. This gives you maximum compatibilty and extremely simple licensing and distribution.
If you use web or mobile apps enough, you've most likely experienced a product tour at some point. Product Tours guide you through an application, pointing out important features and to a certain degree, how to use them.
The Product\Feature Tour control that will allow you to setup a tour of your application (the visible parts) or call out a single new feature.
In addition to pointing out new or existing features, you could also use it to point out important validation issues. You can use a variety of predefined colors for each callout allowing you to customize the look for the action.
PowerSnip allows your users to take focused screenshots within your application. This tool is great for providing user or testers to snip parts of the application that have issues. These screenshots can then be sent back to developers for analysis.
With the PowerBuilder Image Editor, right in your own PowerBuilder application, you can:
The XPListBar duplicates the look and behaviour of the 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. Group headers can take on three styles, bolded background, collapsible or non-collapsible.
Add a toolbar to any window or user object in any location without the use of a menu object. With the toolbar control you can:
Replace your old PowerBuilder tab control with the Ultimate Suite Tab Control to give your applications an instant facelift. The tab control can be customized in a number of different ways:
The Stepbar control is perfect for displaying overall progress through a series of more complex steps. Any number of steps are allowed and will size to fix the width or height of the control. Both horizontal and vertical orientations are supported.
A graphical SQL generator much like the one found in the Datawindow.
Display a toast notification to users.
Use this control to visual represent a value from 0 to any upper value (e.g. 0 to 5 stars. You can display 20 stars if you want). Think of it as a progress bar but in star form.
Cards are a nice way to combine imagery with text.
A responsive calculator control.
Display a list of properties and values. Choose from many property types such as Image, Color, Lists, and Checkboxes.
The profile picture control displays an image in a variety of different frames.
The Outlook Style Bar is meant to duplicate the look and behavior of the navigation control commonly found in Outlook.
This control displays a rotating loading circle to indicate a long running multi-threaded process.
The folder explorer control gives you the ability to add folder and file explorer functionality to your application.
If your users need to compare two images, this control can help you minimize the amount of space needed on your screen. Using an overlay, users can move a slider to reveal the second image.
This groupbox offers a few improvements over the native PowerBuilder groupbox:
The Gradient Header gives you the flexibility to dislpay "header text" with images and supplementary text, also with an image.
Most of our PowerBuilder applications are heavily data driven and rely on the datawindow to display and persist data. Having new UI controls available right in the datawindow will make it easier for you to use them in your applications; Easier to display, print, or export to PDF.
Here are the available Datawindow Controls:
This control is used to visually display a percentage or progress value. You can change the color to one of many built in colors. The thickness of the circle is also configurable.
Profile pictures are becoming very common in many of the applications we use today. Currently, you can add images to a datawindow; So what's so special about this control? With this profile picture control you can select from three different frames (Square, Rounded Square, and Circle). You can also change the frame color and thickness. Images can be sourced from binary columns in the database, or from physical files on the file system.
Rating stars can be used for a variety of different data. Ultimately, you use it to visual represent a value from 0 to any upper value (e.g. 0 to 5 stars. You can display 20 stars if you want). Think of it as a progress bar but in star form.
As it is with profile pictures, toggle buttons are very popular in modern software. It's an elegant way to represent any On/Off state. It's something we are all use to seeing and will immediately know what it does.
Drag File Selector accepts files to be dragged from supporting systems (e.g. Windows Explorer), into your application. The visuals in this component are similar to that found in web sites that allow files to be dragged into it.
The Circle Progress control allows you to visual display a percentage of completion. Customizable features include theme, circle thickness, font, and font size. Instead of displaying a percentage, you can display an image in the center of the circle.
A ribbon style menu that replaces your traditional PowerBuilder menu. Give your users a ribbon style UI.
PowerMenu reads data directly from your PowerBuilder Menu. With a few tweaks to your existing PowerBuilder menu you can:
PowerMenu Pro takes it one step further and gives you a custom windows caption bar.
With this SPA window, all you need to do is let the window know which user objects you want to display on screen and what label to associate for navigation. The rest is taken care of for you.
The Tabbed Caption window organizes opened windows as tabs in the windows caption bar. This window is easy to use and gives you functionality similar to what you find in most modern web browsers.
Blank slate so you can design your window how ever you wish.
PowerDock is a tabbed document interface used to replace 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.
Other features include:
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).
Use this control to quickly present users with core options and functionality available in your application.
PowerModal allows you to display any window as a modal window, with a faded overlay. The faded overlay brings attention to your modal window while giving your users an indication that your application is in a holding state until it receives input.
PowerMessage is a new way to display messages to users. It replaces the traditional PowerBuilder MessageBox function, offering a more modern look and feel. The API for PowerMessage closely lines up with the MessageBox function which makes it super easy to make the switch.
Ever wish you can give your command buttons an icon and a bit more color? Now you can. When you place this command button on your window, you'll see that in the IDE it appears as a normal PowerBuilder command button. However, you'll notice that you now have a few extra properties that you can set.
Ultimate Suite for PowerBuilder offers theme support for each control. Choose from a wide range of colors or styles. Many of the individual controls also support their own unique styles giving you many more options when designing your UI.
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