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DBISAM 4.42 Build 2 Released
Posted by Tim Young on Fri, Jan 8 2016

DBISAM 4.42 Build 2 is now available for download. If you're an existing customer, then you should be receiving an email shortly with download instructions.

This build contains a few bug fixes, which are detailed here.

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Elevate Web Builder 2.04 Released
Posted by Tim Young on Tue, Dec 29 2015

Elevate Web Builder 2.04 is now available for download. If you're an existing customer, then you should be receiving an email shortly with download instructions.

This release contains several bug fixes, which are detailed here. In addition to these bug fixes, there are the following breaking changes and enhancements:

Elevate Web Builder 2.04 Breaking Changes
The following are breaking changes in Elevate Web Builder 2.04:
  • The TBindableControl component, the basis for all data-bound controls, used to raise an exception when updating the current row in the dataset when focus was lost on the control, but it now just sets the Error property to True. This was done to avoid infinite recursion if a message dialog was displayed due to the exception.


  • The TPagePanel FirstPage, PriorPage, NextPage, and LastPage methods were renamed to GetFirstPage, GetPriorPage, GetNextPage, and GetLastPage, and made protected instead of public. In addition, the GetLeftMostPage method is also now protected instead of public.


  • The TToolBar PriorButton and NextButton methods were renamed to GetPriorButton and GetNextButton, and made protected instead of public. In addition, the GetLeftMostButton method is also now protected instead of public.


  • The TDataSetToolBar Buttons property has a new FindButton property that defaults to being visible, so it will need to be explicitly hidden in existing projects if you do not want to implement any search functionality.


  • A FontIcon element was added as a child element of all Icon elements in any applicable control interfaces in order to implement icon font support.


  • The TPagePanel control interface now includes an additional Minimized state to deal with top border changes when no tabs are shown in the TPagePanel control.


  • The TPagePanelNavBar control interface now includes an additional Minimized state to deal with margin changes when no tabs are shownin the TPagePanel control.
Elevate Web Builder 2.04 Improvements
The following are included improvements in Elevate Web Builder 2.04:
  • Elevate Web Builder now uses an (included) icon font for all icons in the control interfaces. This icon font is a scaled-down version of the Font Awesome icon font, and includes 395 icons that you can easily use in your applications. Please see the Icon Library topic in the manual for more information on how the font icons are used.


  • You can now include web fonts in the external files for each project, meaning that you can use open-source web fonts like Open Sans/Roboto from Google Fonts with your projects.


  • There is a new caption property editor in the IDE that makes it easier to deal with multi-line captions for controls like the TLabel control.


  • There is a new content property editor in the IDE for editing the content of control interfaces as text or a symbol (used with icon fonts). This property editor also contains an interactive symbol browser for easily selecting the desired icon from an icon font.


  • There is a new Find in Units option in the IDE for searching for text across multiple source units.


  • The Alt-Down/Keypad Plus and Alt-Up/Keypad Plus keys now expand and collapse nested properties in the Object Inspector.


  • There is a new Open Icon Library option on the Library menu that can be used to open up the icon library for editing, and it is sensitive to customized icon libraries in the active project's search path. Please see the Opening the Icon Library topic in the manual for more information.


  • The compiler now includes better compression for the emitted JS, saving an extra ~10-20% in size, depending upon the application.


  • There is a new option in the control interface editor for resetting an element's properties to their default values.


  • There are new (optional) AnimationStyle and AnimationDuration parameters for the ShowMessage, MessageDlg, and ShowMessage procedures for animating the showing (not hiding) of the message and progress dialogs.


  • There is a new TSizeGrip control that allows you to size any container on which the control is placed.


  • There is a new TIcon FontIcon property for specifying additional font icon properties.


  • There are new TPagePanel FirstPage, PriorPage, NextPage, and LastPage methods for navigating the pages in the page panel control.


  • There is a new TPagePanel TabsVisible property for specifying whether the tabs should be shown.


  • There is a new TPagePanel PageNavigation property for specifying whether the page navigator bar should be visible at run-time.


  • There is a new TPage Animations property and OnAnimationComplete/OnAnimationsComplete events for animating the pages of a page panel control.


  • The TDataSetToolBar Buttons property has a new FindButton property for allowing developer-defined search operations from the dataset toolbar.


  • There is a new TListBox ReadOnly property.


  • There are new TWriter BooleanValue, DateTimeValue, FloatValue, IntegerValue, NullValue, StringValue, CancelNewLine, and Literal methods for handling array element persistence, the cancellation new lines, and literal insertion.


  • There are new LoginClient and LoginModule example projects for showing how to handle login requests in an Elevate Web Builder client application and web server module.


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Elevate Web Builder 2.03 Released
Posted by Tim Young on Thu, Nov 12 2015

Elevate Web Builder 2.03 is now available for download. If you're an existing customer, then you should be receiving an email shortly with download instructions.

This release contains several bug fixes, which are detailed here. In addition to these bug fixes, there are the following breaking changes and enhancements:

Elevate Web Builder 2.03 Breaking Changes
The following are breaking changes in Elevate Web Builder 2.03:
  • There is a new Automatically load custom control interfaces in project search paths option in the Environment Options that, when enabled, causes the IDE to automatically load any custom control interface files located in the project's compiler search paths whenever a project is opened in the IDE. This option is enabled, by default, which could cause the forms to appear differently in the form designer than in prior releases. Also, if you have previously added custom control interface paths to the component library's search paths (also in the Environment Options dialog), you should move these paths into your application project's compiler search paths in order to allow this new functionality to work.


  • The Random function has been changed, and now returns a pseudorandom integer value between the from and to parameters (default 0 and High(Integer), respectively). The previous version of the function returned a floating-point value between 0 and 1, which was generally not as useful.
Elevate Web Builder 2.03 Improvements
The following are included improvements in Elevate Web Builder 2.03:
  • The TDataColumn class now has two new properties, Calculated and ReadOnly, for defining calculated and read-only columns, respectively. For more information on calculated columns, please see the Calculated Columns topic in the manual.


  • There is a new TAlertLabel control for showing alerts that can be closed by the user.


  • There is a new TAddress class and global Address instance variable in the WebComps unit for working with the browser address bar. You can use this functionality to provide anchor (#) manipulation and handling in your application. Anchors are useful for allowing forward/back navigation of various areas in your application via the browser because they do not cause the application to be unloaded during navigation.


  • There is a new ActivateOnClick property for the TBasicPanel, TPanel, and TScrollPanel controls that allows you to specify that you want any clicks on the container control, or any child controls contained within it, should activate (bring forward in the stacking order) the panel.


  • There is a new TGrid ColumnHeadersHeight property for specifying the height of the grid column headers.


  • There is a new TModalOverlay CloseOnClick property for specifying that the modal overlay should close all modal forms when clicked (default is False).


  • There is a new TCalendar DefaultView property for specifying the default (and minimum allowed) view for the calendar. This is useful for allowing the user to select a month, year, or decade. In addition, the TGridColumn control has additional calendar properties, including a calendar default view property.


  • There is a new TControl SlideTo method for performing an animated slide to a specific location.


  • There is a new OnAnimationsComplete event for all controls that support animation. This event is fired when all active animations complete, which is useful when executing multiple, simultaneous animations with a control.


  • There is a new Application Viewport ScrollBy method for programmatically scrolling the browser viewport.


  • There is a new Application IdleTimeout property and OnIdle event for handling inactivity (no keyboard, mouse, or touch actions) timeouts in your application.


  • The IDE's Run menu now contains a Parameters menu option that can be used to specify parameters to the URL used for running the appliction in the internal browser in the IDE.


  • The Project Manager now includes an Open Project Folder button and context menu item.


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Elevate Web Builder 2.02 Build 4 Released
Posted by Tim Young on Tue, Oct 27 2015

Elevate Web Builder 2.02 Build 4 is now available for download. If you're an existing customer, then you should be receiving an email shortly with download instructions. This build contains several bug fixes, which are detailed here.

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Elevate Web Builder 2.02 Build 3 Released
Posted by Tim Young on Sun, Oct 25 2015

Elevate Web Builder 2.02 Build 3 is now available for download. If you're an existing customer, then you should be receiving an email shortly with download instructions. This build contains a bug fix for a GDI+ bug when resizing controls/elements with outset shadows in the designers, which is detailed here.

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Elevate Web Builder Case Study - Environment Canada
Posted by Tim Young on Tue, Oct 20 2015

We've posted a new Elevate Web Builder case study as a technical article on the web site:

Case Study: Environment Canada Weather Reporting Application

Thanks very much to the Bruno Larochelle, the program manager at the Canadian Meteorological Aviation Centre, Edmonton office, for putting together this case study for us.

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