Installing PowerBuilder deployment files
When you install PowerBuilder, shared files that are used by
both PowerBuilder and InfoMaker are installed in the SharedPowerBuilder directory.
You need to deploy a subset of these files with your application.
The following table indicates which feature each file is required
to support. For example, PBVM70
is required for all 32-bit deployed applications. You need not install
some other files unless your application uses the features indicated.
You should install the deployment DLLs in the same directory as
the application or in a directory on the system path.
Database connections The deployment files you need to enable database connections
are described in “Making the data source available”.
Filenames PowerBuilder for Unicode DLLs have a letter u at the end of
the filename so that you can tell whether you are deploying the
correct versions of files. For example, if your application includes DataWindow objects,
you will deploy PBDWE70U
.DLL if you
developed your application with PowerBuilder for Unicode and you are
deploying on a version of Windows NT that supports the Unicode Standard. (The
following tables show the ANSI versions of filenames.)
|OLE automation servers||PBAEN70.TLB|
|Standard PowerBuilder window plugin||NPPBA70
|Secure PowerBuilder window plugin||NPPBS70
|Standard PowerBuilder window ActiveX||PBRX70
|Secure PowerBuilder window ActiveX||PBRXS70
|Label DataWindow presentation style predefined formats||PBLAB70.INI|
|Database connection tracing||PBTRA70
Localized deployment files
Localized deployment files are provided for French, German,
Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. These files
are usually available shortly after the general release of a new
version of PowerBuilder.
The localized deployment files let you deploy PowerBuilder applications
with standard runtime dialog boxes in the local language. They handle
language-specific data when the application runs, including:
- DayName function
manipulation The DayName function returns a name in the language of the
deployment files available on the machine where the application
- DateTime manipulation When you use the String function to format a date and the
month is displayed as text (for example, the display format includes
“mmm”), the month is in the language of the deployment files available
when the application is run.
- Error messages PowerBuilder error message are translated into the language
of the deployment files.