1. Ricardo Colarina
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Thursday, 29 November 2018 22:01 PM UTC

Hi Guys,

I'm using PB 2017 R3 in Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit and Windows 2012 R2 64-bit (VM).  If I paste copied texts with a hyperlink in the last line into a richtextedit control (I tested one from the Appeon website as well), and there are no blank lines below the (last) line with the hyperlink, and click on any area in the RTE below the hyperlink, the hyperlink is opened in the browser.  This is also happening in R2 and even in the updated PBVM170.DLL for R3.  Can anyone reproduce this?  Is there a workaround fix?



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Mark Lee @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Friday, 30 November 2018 09:55 AM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
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Hi Ricardo,

This should be a feature of the new RichText control used on PB 2017.

I suggest that you add a new line at the end of the hyperlink to work around this issue.


You may also verify that this is not an issue on PB 12.6. Please note in the coming PB 2018 (which will be released on Dec 31st) we will incorporate back the very same OEM implementation and version of the TX Text Control that was incorporated in PowerBuilder 12.6, in addition to the existing RichText editor options: “Built-in Rich Edit Control” and “TX Text Control ActiveX X14 Professional/Enterprise”.

This new built-in TX Text Control does not require any separate purchase or license activation and will theoretically work the same as the one incorporated in PowerBuilder 12.6. For details, please see the below roadmap:




Mark Lee

  1. Ricardo Colarina
  2. Monday, 3 December 2018 21:15 PM UTC
Hi Mark,

Thanks very much for the info. I'll just ask the users to add the extra line if ever they complain of the issue. I find the old TX Text Control from PB 12.6 lacking. The new RTE is good, and would even be better if some of the major bugs can be fixed, like the issues with fonts. R3 has put a lot of speed improvements as well, but still not as fast as I hoped it would, thus I still have to put in some work around. Anyway, I'm very much looking forward to PB 2018.


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