PowerXpp library is an add-on library for desktop application development in Xbase++. It allows to quickly and easy convert Clipper/FoxPro applications to Xbase++ and develop new Windows applications. PowerXpp library implements top-down modular style of programming. It is function-oriented because functions are more comfortable for writing programs than commands, and programs are shorter and faster. The functions and theirs arguments are very flexible, user-friendly, intuitive, simple and easy to use.
Power functions represent the object apstractions of Xbase++ Parts. The functions encapsulate the most of the properties and events of Xbase Parts, that are defined as function arguments. The functions are generalized and automated and perform internally the Xbase++ logic. You don't need to know object-oriented programming, classes, methods, properties, events, etc. Just use PowerXpp functions as building blocks to create fast and efficient programs with a minimum number of code lines and that use the minimum amount of memory resources.
PowerXpp library supports both graphic (pixel, lometric) and text (row, column) units for the coordinates and dimensions for the screen and print output. The output unit may be specified at the global level or in each function.
All display and print elements created by PowerXpp functions are fully configurable. Their positions, sizes, fonts, colors, types, aligns and other attributes may be defined by the user. The configuration parameters may be specified at the global level or in each function.
PowerXpp functions display owner-drawn all owner-draw capable Xbase++ Parts. They implements innovative, advanced and flexible owner-drawing solutions, allowing the dialog elements to have a border or not, and to have a one-color or two-color gradient background.
The following Xbase++ Parts are displayed owner-drawn:
The following Xbase++ Parts may be displayed with dynamic HTML/CSS style:
PowerXpp library allows Xbase++ applications to edit and browse SQL tables from a variety of database management systems (DBMSs). By using our PowerSql library, users can create Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) connection or ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) connection, open SQL tables into data set objects in memory, and create relations between them. All PowerXpp editing and browsing functions allow access and manipulation of data in SQL tables via data set objects.
PowerXpp library can be used standalone and independently of the other members of Power family libraries or together with them.
PowerXpp library requires Alaska Xbase++ version 1.9 or higher. It is available in Serbian and English language, but can be easy modified by the user in any language.
Demo program of PowerXpp library with complete documentation and examples can be downloaded on the Download page.
You can order PowerXpp library on the Order page.
|PowerXpp Library Features|
|Generic @...GET||Implements in one command all Xbase++ Parts for editing and selecting data.
List box and combo box are owner-drawn and may display caption with image and user-drawing. May be also displayed with HTML/CSS style.
|Static||Display values of any data type, angled text, text box, formatted text,
caption with image, system icon, line, rectangle, box, group box, shape and
arc. The most of static elements are owner-drawn. May be also displayed with
|Control||Dialog elements that perform output tasks.
|Interface||Black box routines that display pre-defined dialog windows.
|Edit||Standardized edit dialogs for database files, SQL tables, arrays and text.
Automatically control multi-user access in a network environment.
EditFile() edits a single database file or SQL table in a custom form. Edit data may be arranged in tab pages, variable sets and record sets. Has the options to print, browse, change index, search, export, and nested edit related files to any depth. A trigger may be specified at any edit point.
EditDoc() edits a couple of database files or SQL tables, document (parent, master) and item (child, detail), in a custom form. Item file edit data may be arranged in tab pages and record sets. Has the options to print, browse, change index, search, export, and nested edit related files to any depth. A trigger may be specified at any edit point.
BrwEdit() edits a database file, SQL table or array in a browser. Has the options to edit in a form, change index, search and export.
EditData() edits an array of Get objects that may be scrollable.
EditRtf() edits a formatted text.
|Browse||Display data from a database files, SQL tables or arrays in a browser or
quick browser. The header and footer are owner-drawn and may display caption
with image. The data area may be system-drawn or owner-drawn. Owner-drawn
data area may display multi-line text, caption with image, and user-drawing. Have
the options to print, export and display graph.
|Report||Custom report dialog windows. Data may be displayed in tab pages. Have
the options to print and export.
|Text files||Create, print and export text files. Support Clipper style with SET ALTERNATE | PRINTER and ? | ?? commands.|
|Export||Data and reports export to DOC, XLS, PDF, HTML, XML, SDF, CSV and DBF formats. The report may contain text, text file, link, image, horizontal line, shape, array, browse or quick browse table, and database file.|
|Graph||Graphs and shapes using RMChart ActiveX control and Microsoft Excel
program. May create line, scatter, bubble, surface, radar, area, column, bar, pie,
donut and stock graph types. Some graph types may be 2-D and 3-D. Combination
(multi-type) graph on one or two Y axes may be also created. Graphs and shapes
may be printed, saved in image files, and copied to clipboard.
|Print system with print preview create print reports of any form in a
Clipper or GUI style. May print values of any data type, angled text, text box,
formatted text, caption with image, line, box, shape, arc, browse table, and
graph. Support color printing anywhere in the report. The preview report may
be saved in a MetaFile format.
|Registry||Control Windows registry keys and values. Use Windows API functions to create, set, list and delete registry keys and values.|
|Windows||Use Windows API functions to perform various tasks in the Windows system.