1. Brett Weaver
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Thursday, 6 October 2022 05:31 AM UTC

Hi Folks

I'm afraid I didn't really realise what the ribbonbar could do for me until I started developing a new application from scratch and I wanted the options to be intuitive and complete, but just for the actions the user was attempting. In other words I was modifying the ribbonbar being displayed as the user went to different parts of the window or pages of the tabbed userobjects.

I was blown away by the speed and slickness of the changes. I started to wonder? Should I be using ribbonbars for more operational things? Elevate videos  explain using javascript to deliver visual objects like trees which can respond to user actions.

Am I going to push the ribbonbar too far if I start creating what will appear to the user as dynamic treeviews and other optioning displays using the ribbonbar object?

Whats the gotchas? Or can I rely on a solid little piece of appeon code?


Brett Weaver


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Steen Jakobsen Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 6 October 2022 05:56 AM UTC
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Yes. I use it EXTENSIVELY and it works great.

I have used it since the introduction pb2019R3



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Brett Weaver Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 6 October 2022 20:04 PM UTC
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Thanks Armeen,

I look forward to you releasing the beta! 

PowerBuilder really feels better. Things have really improved, like the speed of previewing the code from the IDE, PowerClient deployment, copying code from the help examples, the Ribbonbar and the enhancements to the IDE. These have made me feel really positive about the tool and willing to advise clients to stick with, and upgrade PowerBuilder.

I think the links and information on the PB2022 Home and Whats New pages are really great and the product just feels more solid. 

Always admire how you get involved with the users, Armeen.




  1. Armeen Mazda @Appeon
  2. Friday, 7 October 2022 00:10 AM UTC
You're very welcome, and thanks for the encouragement!
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Armeen Mazda @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 6 October 2022 17:03 PM UTC
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Hi Brett, RibbonBar is great, and we have a new NavigationPane control coming in PB 2022 R2. 

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