1. S Lambert
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Monday, 21 August 2017 07:17 AM UTC


I am looking for a list of files that needs to deliver with a pb2017 winform application. When I copy the files of the maps

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Appeon\PowerBuilder 17.0\DotNET\bin
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Appeon\Shared\PowerBuilder

on a pc that doesn't have pb2017, all is working well. But 169MB runtime files for a 2 mb application seems a little bit to much.

As far I see in the helpfiles, nothing is mentioned about winform applications.

Does anybody knows the set of files I need.

Thank you,



Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 21 August 2017 13:31 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

Hi Steven;

  FYI: PB 12.6 still had the Winform feature. However the WINFORM Application target was removed in PB 2017.

Tip: Using the "Packager" utility for deploying is a much easier & more accurate way to deploy your required PB run-time DLL's.

Regards ... Chris

  1. S Lambert
  2. Tuesday, 29 August 2017 08:27 AM UTC
Hello Chris,

Lucky for me that I can migrate the winform application  from 12.5 to PB2017 and develop it further. Is there a way to do a conversion to the "old" pb target.

Regards, Steven

I already found the answer, it's yes you can.

Make first a backup :-)

Just make a new target (application) with the same name as the old target in a new folder

Make sure the old target-pbl doesn't have any objects just the target-object

Copy all the pbl's to an the new folder except the old target pbl

The library list must set with the copied pbl's

Copy the scripts from the old-targetobject to the new target-object

full rebuild and the application is converted to a powerbuilder application

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S Lambert Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 21 August 2017 08:10 AM UTC
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Sorry, I have found already a solution. I opened the application and opened all the windows and then removed all the copied runtime files. Off course it say by some files that it can not been deleted because it is in use. But that is just fine, that is wat I was looking for. Now I have a small set of runtime-files and the application still works.


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