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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:

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.
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 Released
Posted by Tim Young on Tue, Oct 13 2015

Elevate Web Builder 2.02 is now available for download. If you're an existing customer, then you should be receiving an email shortly with download instructions.

2.02 Breaking Changes
The following are breaking changes in Elevate Web Builder 2.02:
  • The TInterfaceManager.Scheduler property has been removed, replaced with a new async keyword (see below for more information on this).


  • Layout consumption is now based upon the maximum consumption rectangle now, instead of the last element's consumption rectange. This provides a more logical layout behavior, especially with flow layouts.


  • The "Hot" control interface state is now given preference over the "Focused" state with mouse-overs.


  • The TPanel control interface's Visibility propety changed for the Client element.


  • The TPanel control interface's Base and Client element backgrounds are now styled differently in order to allow proper use with height animations.


  • The TGrid*Cell* control interfaces all contained incorrect Focused and Both state property settings for the Border.Top property that would cause unnecessary interface updates during grid cell updates. They should have been the same as the other interface states.


  • The TMenu control interface Padding and Background.Fill.Color property settings added for the Client element.


  • The TEdit, TMultiLineEdit, TEditComboBox, TFileComboBox, TGridEdit, TGridEditComboBox, TGridTextCell, TGridTextCellWithLines, and TGridColumn control interfaces' default Font.Color property changed to clElevateLightBlack in order to provide more contrast for editable text.
2.02 Improvements
The following are included improvements in Elevate Web Builder 2.02:
  • The compiler now supports a new async keyword for executing function/procedure calls asynchronously.


  • The TGrid control navigation/load performance as been greatly increased.


  • There is a new OnAnimationComplete event for all controls that support animation.


  • The entire selected row is now highlighted for the "Hot" interface state in the TGrid control when its RowSelect property is True.


  • There is a new TBalloonLabel control and control interface added for displaying text in a word balloon.


  • There are new OnEnter and OnExit events for the TMenu control.


  • There is a new TMenuItemSeparator control interface.


  • There is a new TMenuAddSeparatorButton control interface.


  • There is a new DropDownPosition property for the TEditComboBox, TDateEditComboBox, TButtonComboBox, and TGridColumn controls for specifying whether the associated drop-down control should be placed relative to the owner control's position, or positioned in the center of the application surface.


  • There is a new Responsive Panels example project added that shows how to use the layout overflow functionality to create flow layouts.


  • New keystrokes in the form/control interface designer: the up/down arrow keys select controls/elements in layout order and the ctrl+up/down arrow keys select controls/elements in tab order, making the selected control/element visible, if necessary. This is useful for verifying layout/tab ordering, as well as finding any "stray" controls/elements that are not visible because they are beyond the bounds of their container.


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ElevateDB 2.20 Released
Posted by Tim Young on Mon, Oct 5 2015

ElevateDB 2.20 is now available for download. If you're an existing customer, then you should be receiving an email shortly with download instructions. You can view the release notes, including any breaking changes, on the download page before downloading.

This release includes support for RAD Studio 10 Seattle (Delphi 32/64-bit and C++Builder 32/64-bit). It also contains bug fixes for several incident reports, which are detailed here.

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DBISAM 4.42 Released
Posted by Tim Young on Tue, Sep 29 2015

DBISAM 4.42 is now available for download. If you're an existing customer, then you should be receiving an email shortly with download instructions. You can view the release notes, including any breaking changes, on the download page before downloading.

This release includes support for RAD Studio 10 Seattle (Delphi 32/64-bit and C++Builder 32/64-bit). It also contains a single bug fix, which is detailed here.

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Elevate Web Builder 2.01 Released
Posted by Tim Young on Wed, Aug 26 2015

Elevate Web Builder 2.01 is now available for download. If you're an existing customer, then you should be receiving an email shortly with download instructions.

2.01 Breaking Changes
The following are breaking changes in Elevate Web Builder 2.01:
  • The parameters for the TReader constructor and Initialize method have been changed.


  • The class for the TImage ContentLayout property has been changed so that it mirrors the background image layout options. You will need to reset the ContentLayout property settings for any TImage controls created using the initial Elevate Web Builder 2 release.


  • Per this incident report:

    # 4196 Line Separators Incorrectly Set to Only LF Instead of CRLF in List-Based Controls

    the TListBox, TEditComboBox, and TButtonComboBox Items properties, as well as the TMultiLineEdit Lines property must be reset if they have been assigned values at design-time using the initial Elevate Web Builder 2 release.


  • The Elevate Web Builder Web Server now automatically handles cross-resource origin headers for modules, so you do not need to manually handle such HTTP headers in your module code.


  • The Elevate Web Builder Web Server now automatically assigns URL authentication parameters (user=<UserName&password=<Password>) to the RequestUser and RequestPassword properties of the incoming TEWBServerRequest instance passed in to web server modules. This is in addition to alread automatically handling any custom Elevate Web Builder HTTP authentication headers (X-EWBUser and X-EWBPassword).
2.01 Improvements
The following are included improvements in Elevate Web Builder 2.01:
  • A new TControl Animations property that can be used to set up animations for the Left, Top, Width, Height, Opacity, and Visible properties of controls.


  • You can now use the TLayout Overflow property to implement flow and responsive design layouts.


  • There are new TCalendar and TDateEditComboBox controls for date selection.


  • There is a new TMenu control for displaying vertical menus.


  • There is a new TIconButton control for using icons like buttons.


  • The TButton control now has an Icon property that you can use to specify an icon that will appear to the left of the caption on the button.


  • There is a new TMap control for accessing Google Maps, including geocoding and marker support.


  • There are new ctIcon, ctImage, and ctDateEditComboBox TGridColumnControlType members for the TGridColumn ControlType property, allowing icons, images, and date edit combo boxes to used with grid columns.


  • There is a new TGrid AlwaysShowControls property for ensuring that grid column controls are always visible and don't need to be specifically enabled.


  • You can now control the appearance of individual cells within a grid column using the TGridColumn OnCellUpdate event.


  • There are new TGrid OnColumnChanged and OnRowChanged events for detecting when the grid's ColumnIndex and RowIndex properties change.


  • There are new TGridColumn OnEnter and OnExit events that are fired as focus shifts to or from a grid column.


  • For un-bound grids, you can now sort the rows using the TGrid SortRows method. In addition, you can use the TGridColumn OnCompare event to customize the sort.


  • For un-bound grids, you can save/load grid rows to/from JSON using the TGrid GetRows and LoadRows methods.


  • There is a new TServerRequest Timeout property (and a corresponding TDatabase Timeout property) for specifying request timeouts.


  • There is a new Refresh method for the TImage, TPlugin, and TBrowser controls for refreshing their content without having to modify their URL property. This is useful when the content changes on the server, but the URL does not.


  • There is a new TDialogCaptionBar AllowMove property that can be used to specify that a TDialog can be moved by dragging the caption bar, and a corresponding property for the TPanelCaptionBar and TPanel controls.


  • There is a new TControl DefineLayout method for "pegging" a control to its current layout bounds.


  • There is a new public (not published) TControl ClientID property that you can use to specify the unique HTML ID for the client UI element of a control. This is useful when you need to identify the element from external JavaScript.


  • The emit clause for external classes now allows for namespaces with periods (this.is.a.namespace).


  • The compiler now includes support for function/procedure references.


  • The Ord function can now be used with Boolean values (0=False, 1=True).


  • There are new DateTimeToISOStr and ISOStrToDateTime functions for converting to/from ISO 8601 date/time strings. These functions are useful when used with non-EWB REST APIs that use this date format to eliminate ambiguities with timezones/UTC.


  • The TReader and TWriter classes now include a DateTimeFormat parameter in their constructors for specifying how date/time values should be handled when being read/written as JSON: as raw integer values (the default), or as ISO 8601 strings.


  • There is a new WebDSnap unit containing a class called TDataSnapResult that can be used as a base class for creating classes for reading Delphi/C++Builder DataSnap JSON results from a server request


  • There is a new AuthenticateUser method and a new OnAuthenticateUser event for automating user authentication in web server modules.


  • There are new SendContentHeader and SendCustomContentHeader methods for handling HEAD requests in web server modules.


  • There are new SendContentStream, and SendCustomContentStreammethods for sending content in streams as responses from web server modules.


  • There are new HeaderExists, ParseHeader, and ParseHeaderAttribute methods for working with HTTP headers in web server modules.


  • The Elevate Web Builder Web Server now handles PUT and DELETE requests and will relay them on to web server modules.


  • The IDE now detects external source modifications, and will reload the modifications into the code editor.


  • There are two new code editor options in the Environment Options dialog: wrap-around and external source modification prompts.


  • New entire scope option for the find/replace bars in the code editor, and the find/replace bars now wrap their contents as the width of the IDE shrinks


  • There are new default project options for automatically saving project files before compilation, saving/restoring non-project files, default form class for new forms, and whether new forms are automatically set as auto-create in the Environment Options dialog.


  • New project, unit, form, and interface file naming is more logical now, and based upon the contents of the applicable current directory, as opposed to a base name with an ever-increasing, incremented file name suffix


  • New animation layout example project that demonstrates how to use the TControl Animations property to build animations.


  • New responsive layout example project that demonstrates how to build a responsive layout using the new TLayout Overflow property.


  • New PDF Client and PDF Module example projects that show how to dynamically return a PDF file as a content response from an Elevate Web Builder module.


  • New maps example project that shows how to use the new TMap control to display and manipulate maps using the Google Maps API.


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Elevate Web Builder Version 2 Released
Posted by Sam Young on Mon, Jun 22 2015

We are very pleased to announce that Elevate Web Builder version 2 is now available for purchase and download.

Some of the new features in Elevate Web Builder 2 include:
  • A brand new UI layer that supports both design-time and run-time UI element manipulation using the same codebase


  • Image
  • Control interface functionality that allows for re-skinning controls interactively


  • The ability to create and install components into the IDE


  • The ability to create new form classes and use them as the basis for forms in your application


  • New layout management functionality


  • New graphics capabilities, including alpha transparency, gradients, rounded corners, shadows, and opacity


  • Several new controls/components, including a tabbed page panel, header panel, group panel, icon, animated icon, progress bar, and toolbar


  • Complete touch support


  • Support for run-time type information in the compiler, which allows for loading/saving objects to/from JSON with one call


  • Support for loading and running back-end Elevate Web Builder Web Server modules in the IDE
For more information about Elevate Web Builder 2, please visit the following link:

Elevate Web Builder Product Information

Pricing
Pricing for Elevate Web Builder 2 is as follows:
  • The price for a new Elevate Web Builder 2 license is $359.00


  • If you have renewed your Elevate Web Builder subscription or purchased a new license within 6 months of the Elevate Web Builder 2 release, your upgrade price is $159.00


  • If you currently own Elevate Web Builder and have not renewed your subscription within 6 months of the Elevate Web Builder 2 release, the price to upgrade to Elevate Web Builder 2 is $259.00
Please use the following link to order Elevate Web Builder:

Order Elevate Web Builder

Elevate Web Builder 2 Preview Customers
We would like to thank everyone that ordered the Elevate Web Builder 2 Preview for their invaluable feedback and incident reports.

If you ordered the Elevate Web Builder 2 Preview, your order date was adjusted to June 22, 2015 and your subscription for Elevate Web Builder 2 that is included with the purchase will not expire until June 22, 2016.

After this release, we are planning on spending a few weeks addressing any issues that may arise, and will be working on some smaller features that didn't make it into the final release. Any fixes and minor improvements will be released in new builds as they are completed.

ElevateDB PHP Extension Special Offer
Special promotional pricing is also available for the ElevateDB PHP Extension for customers that wish to use ElevateDB with PHP in their web server applications with Elevate Web Builder. Just be sure to select the EWB-EDBPHP special offer code when adding the ElevateDB PHP Extension product to your cart to receive a 50% discount off the normal price of the product. Please use the following link to order the ElevateDB PHP Extension:

Order ElevateDB PHP Extension


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