Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The HMG 1.6 Extended Edition Build 66 - Published

Hi All,

The Harbour MiniGUI 1.6 Extended Edition (Build 66) setup is published at the following URL:

and the Lite build 66 at the following URL:

There is the following changelog for this build below:

2009/04/29: Build 66 (HMG 1.6 Extended Edition) Published.
* Fixed: There isn't action on button click in the BTNTEXTBOX control from resources
(introduced in the build 55). Contributed by Janusz Pora <>
* Fixed: Multiple execution of OnChange event at changing row and column by mouse click
in the celled GRID control.
Based upon a code borrowed from an Official HMG 2.8.6.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo2.prg in folder \samples\Basic\Grid_7)
* Changed: MiniGUI error's handling function for reducing of the library size.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
* Enhanced: The BTNTEXTBOX control supports an optional DisableEdit clause now.
Requested by Jozef Rudnicki <>.
Contributed by Janusz Pora <>
(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\BtnTextBox)
* Enhanced: Maintenance of BLINK property for Label control at runtime:
- function syntax:
SetProperty ( Form, Control, 'Blink', .T. )
- pseudo-OOP syntax:
Form.Label.Blink := .F.
Requested by Pedro Chanis <>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\Blink)
* Updated: Cputype library for compatibility with a last Harbour changing.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <> (see in folder \Lib)
* Updated: Slovenian language translation in HBPrinter library.
Contributed by Mitja Podgornik <>.
* Updated: PropGrid library source code:
to execute get value by button function only.
Contributed by Janusz Pora <>
(see Changelog.txt in folder \Source\PropGrid and
demo3.prg in folder \samples\Advanced\PropGrid)
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 1.1.0dev (SVN 2008-04-27 19:17):
* New: HaruPDF library source code (see in folder \Source\HaruPDF).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour and WhatsNew.txt in folder \harbour\doc)
* Updated: HMGS-IDE v.0.8.4. Project Manager and Two-Way Visual Form Designer.
Contributed by Walter Formigoni <>
(look at changelog.txt in folder \Ide)
* New: 'Resolution Adjustment' sample. Contributed by Christian T. Kurowski <>
(see demo2.prg in folder \samples\Advanced\

* New: 'Haru PDF' sample is based upon the Haru Free PDF Library 2.0.8 from
Contributed by Pierpaolo Martinello>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\HaruPDF)
* Updated: 'FDF Form Filler' sample. Contributed by Pierpaolo Martinello
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\FDF)
* Updated: EZTwain sample: EZTWAIN.DLL v1.19 2009.02.20 from
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\EZTWAIN)
* Updated: 'WAIT WINDOW' sample (see demos in folder \samples\Basic\WAIT_WINDOW).
Based upon a code borrowed from an Official HMG 2.8.8.

This release of MiniGUI is considered stable and ready for production use.

With Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]

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