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.NET has become a mainstream programming platform. To be in line with PowerBuilder's .NET strategy (.NET deployment and .NET development), PB11 introduced many .NET-related features: Its .NET compiler enables users to develop .NET Windows Forms (including SmartClient) applications and ASP.NET Web Forms (including AJAX-enabled) applications with functionality similar to PB's native pcode compiler. Its .NET language interoperability feature enables users to consume part of .NET resources in PB .NET targets (Windows Forms or Webs Forms); users can make use of imported .NET types to interoperate with native PowerScript code to fulfill jobs such as consuming .NET classes, interfaces and enumerations with .NET namespaces, and consuming parameterized constructors, static members and indexers of .NET classes. PB11 also enables users to deploy PB NVOs to .NET assemblies or ... (more)

PowerBuilder and .NET: Development Strategy

PBDJ - PowerBuilder Journal Nowadays .NET has become a mainstream programming platform. To be inline with PowerBuilder's .NET deployment and .NET development strategy, the PowerScript language will be enhanced to be a true CLS-compliant .NET language in PowerBuilder 12. Users will be able to consume and extend any CLS-compliant .NET resource, thereby saving them a lot of development time. On the other hand, many modern language features will be brought into PowerScript as well, such as interface and namespace. These features are delivered in a 4GL manner to maintain PB's producti... (more)