Saturday, August 15, 2009

New Version of gtWVW ?

CCH : From the xHarbour Google Group

Decided to pass the link to download the new version of GTWVW because only put in an old thread and was half hidden the release.

The URL to download:

If you want to thank you in kind, the account is at Bank of Brazil, Nro
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Latest Harbour MiniGUI 1.7 Extended Edition (Build 72)

CCH : From the HMG Extended Forum

Hi All,

The Harbour MiniGUI 1.7 Extended Edition (Build 72) setup is published at the following URL:

and the Lite build 72 at the following URL:

There is the following changelog for this build below:

2009/08/12: Build 72 (HMG 1.7 Extended Edition) Published.
* Fixed: The menuitem's enabled/disabled state is returned vice versa
(introduced in the build 35).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see MakeContextMenu procedure in demo at folder
\samples\Basic\MAINDEMO (SYNTAX I))
* Enhanced: The main icon defined by user could be used as default icon
to all other windows:
- New: SET DEFAULT ICON TO command.
Suggested by Eduardo Fernandes <>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\Statusbar)
* Changed: The internal variables assignment in the ButtonEx control.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\BUTTON_1)
* Changed: The function CShowControl() is defined as pseudo-function now.
Warning: You should recompile the HBPrinter library for compatibility
with this change.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
* Updated: Portuguese language translation again in h_init.prg.
Contributed by Marcelo A. L. Carli <>.
* Updated: WinReport library (see source in folder \Source\WinReport).
Contributed by Pierpaolo Martinello>
(see demo in folder \samples\Advanced\REPORT_

help file WinReport.chm in folder \Doc)
* Updated: Adaptation FiveWin Class TSBrowse 7.0 in HMG:
- Fixed: Method KeyChar when the tsbrowse is empty in array mode.
Contributed by Antonio Carlos da Silva <>
(see demo in folder \samples\Advanced\TSBrowse)
* Updated: HbSQLite3 library source code (see in folder \Source\HbSQLite3):
- updated for using SQLITE3 version 3.6.17
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demos in folders \samples\Advanced\SQLITE and \samples\Advanced\SQLITE_2)
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 1.1.0dev (SVN 2008-08-11 12:01).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour)
* Updated: HMGS-IDE v.0.9.2. Project Manager and Two-Way Visual Form Designer.
Contributed by Walter Formigoni <>
(look at changelog.txt in folder \Ide)
* New: 'Grid to Text' sample. The function Grid2Txt() have the following parameters:
- Name of the form;
- Name of the grid;
- Filename to be produced;
- Length of every field (if 0, it is automatic).
Contributed by Pierpaolo Martinello>
(see demo3 in folder \samples\Basic\Grid_7)
* Updated: 'Report Generator' sample by Roberto Lopez <>.
Adapted for HbPrinter by Pierpaolo Martinello>
(see demo2 in folder \samples\Advanced\REPORT_GENERATOR_2)
* Updated: 'Tray Outlook Express' sample.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Applications\TrayOE)

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

Your comments are welcome!

Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]

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