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 productivity and bring
PowerScript's differentiators to other .NET languages. The original
PowerBuilder object model is kept as much as possible to maintain the
backward-compatibility; minimize the learning curve; and preserve customers'
investment, knowledge, and skills in PowerBuilder.
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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... (more)