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Objects and Controls


This book is for programmers who use PowerBuilder® to
build client/server or multitier applications. It describes
the system-defined objects in PowerBuilder and their default properties,
functions, and events.

Related documents

For detailed information about the properties, functions,
and events described in this book, see the PowerScript
and the DataWindow Reference.
For a complete list of PowerBuilder documentation, see PowerBuilder
Getting Started

Other sources of information

Use the Sybase® Getting
Started CD and the Sybase Product Documentation Web site to learn
more about your product:

  • The Getting Started
    CD contains release bulletins and installation guides in PDF format.
    It is included with your software. To read or print documents on
    the Getting Started CD, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you
    can download at no charge from the Adobe Web site using a link provided
    on the CD.

  • The Sybase Product Documentation Web site is accessible
    using a standard Web browser. In addition to product documentation,
    you will find links to EBFs/Maintenance, Technical Documents,
    Case Management, Solved Cases, newsgroups, and the Sybase Developer Network.

    To access the Sybase Product Documentation Web site, go to Product Documentation

Sybase EBFs and software updates

You need to have the latest information on bug fixes and updates.

proc.png Finding the latest information on EBFs and software

  1. Point your Web browser to the Sybase Support Page

  2. Select EBFs/Updates. Enter user name
    and password information, if prompted (for existing Web accounts)
    or create a new account (a free service).

  3. Select a product.

  4. Specify a time frame and click Go.

  5. Click the Info icon to display the EBF/Update
    report, or click the product description to download the software.


The formatting conventions used in this manual are:

Formatting example


Retrieve and Update

When used in descriptive text, this

  • Command, function,
    and method names

  • Keywords such as true, false,
    and null

  • Datatypes such as integer and char

  • Database column names such as emp_id and f_name

  • User-defined objects such as dw_emp or w_main

variable or file

When used in descriptive text and syntax descriptions,
oblique font indicates:

  • Variables, such as myCounter

  • Parts of input text that must be substituted, such as pblname.pbd

  • File and path names


Menu names and menu items are displayed
in plain text. The greater than symbol (>) shows you how to
navigate menu selections. For example, File>Save indicates “select
Save from the File menu.”


Monospace font indicates:

  • Information that you enter in a dialog box or on a command

  • Sample script fragments

  • Sample output fragments

If you need help

Each Sybase installation that has purchased a support contract
has one or more designated people who are authorized to contact
Sybase Technical Support. If you cannot resolve a problem using
the documentation or online help, please have the designated person
contact Sybase Technical Support or the Sybase subsidiary in your

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