PowerBuilder 2022 offers various new features to further help modernize the UI of PowerBuilder apps.
Codeless UI Theme
The UI Theme is a new UI technology for PowerBuilder desktop applications, allowing developers to modernize the look and feel in a codeless fashion.
Style sheets control how visual objects are rendered under various states, such as enabled, focused, hover, pressed, and disabled.
A flat design UI theme is provided in a variety of color schemes so your project can immediately benefit from this feature.
Customizing or creating a new theme is as simple as modifying some JSON attributes and providing new image files. You can define different styles for a specific instance of a visual object.
Themes can be applied and switched during run-time so that users can personalize their experience.
The RibbonBar control enables you to build navigation similar to those used in Microsoft Office and other popular software packages, which are familiar to most users and more productive.
It provides various controls that you may need in a RibbonBar, such as tabs, buttons, checkboxes, combo boxes, drops downs, galleries, etc.
It provides an XML editor with predefined templates to allow developers to quickly create and preview the graphical UI on the fly.
UI Theme Compatible
The RibbonBar control is compatible with the UI Theme, offering a uniform look and feel to your PowerBuilder app and minimizing coding.
Automatic Layout Adaptation
It provides a built-in mechanism to dynamically adjust the control's content based upon available screen size.