Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Harbour MiniGUI 1.7 Extended Edition (Build 76) Released on 11 Nov 2009

CCH: From the HMG Extended Forum

Hi All,

The Harbour MiniGUI 1.7 Extended Edition (Build 76) setup is published at the following URL:

and the Lite build 76 at the following URL:

There is the following changelog for this build below:

2009/11/11: Build 76 (HMG 1.7 Extended Edition) Published.
* Fixed: The Masked Textbox control execute 'On Change' procedure at the GotFocus and
LostFocus events. It exists in the official version too.
Reported by Marcelo Torres <>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see numeric.prg in folder \samples\Basic\INPUTMASK)
* Fixed: Problem in the function _BeginTabPage() with the default Tab tooltip array assigning
(introduced in the build 71).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
* New: Added read/write user property 'Cargo' for standard controls.
You can set/get this property at runtime:
- function syntax:
SetProperty ( Form, Control, 'Cargo', xUserData )
GetProperty ( Form, Control, 'Cargo' ) --> xUserData
- pseudo-OOP syntax:
Form.Control.Cargo := xUserData
Form.Control.Cargo --> xUserData
Requested by Rossine <>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\Cargo)
* Enhanced: The methods EnableUpdate and DisableUpdate support the TBrowse control also.
Suggested by Francek Prijatelj <>
* Enhanced: The controls with 'Field' clause have a checkup in the Refresh and Save methods.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\DATA_BOUND)
* Changed: The ButtonEx control will not carry out the 'Action' event when cursor is located
out of the field of the button at the mouse left button up.
This behaviour is similar to the standard Button control.
Requested by Vianei Moreira de Lemos <>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo.prg in folder \samples\Basic\ButtonEx)
* Changed: The InputBox window supports a resizing of width and autosized description label.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\InputBox)
* Updated: Synchronized an Extended HMG with an Official HMG 3.0.0:
- Updated: 'build.bat' will create an 'error.log' file in the app folder when build
process ends with an error condition.
Syntax of :

incpaths = incpath1 incpath2 ... incpathn

libpaths = libpath1 libpath2 ... libpathn

libs = lib1 lib2 ... libn

- library names must not include a '.lib' extension.
(see demo in folders \samples\Advanced\HaruPDF and \samples\Applications\PROCESS_

* Updated: Adaptation FiveWin Class TSBrowse 7.0 in HMG:
- Enhanced: Added the possibility of defining SuperHeader directly in the definition TBrowse.
SuperHeader name in this case is separated from the Header name by symbol '~' (tilde).
- Enhanced: Assigns colors for SuperHeader by Method SetColor() individually for each column.
Added the new constants for SetColor:
- CLR_SUPF 16 // superheader text
- CLR_SUPB 17 // superheader back
- Enhanced: Change font in SuperHeader by Method ChangeFont() individually for each column.
New Syntax for ChangeFont:
oBrw:ChangeFont( nFontHandle, nSuperHeader, 4 ) // 4 = Constant for SuperHeader
Contributed by Janusz Pora <>
(see demo at Menu TSBrowse->'Grid form' in folder \samples\Advanced\TSBrowse)
* Updated: HbSQLite3 library source code (see in folder \Source\HbSQLite3):
- updated for using SQLITE3 version 3.6.20
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demos in folders \samples\Advanced\SQLITE and \samples\Advanced\SQLITE_2)
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 2.0.0beta3 (SVN 2009-11-10 09:43):
* New: most important differences between Harbour and xHarbour by Przemyslaw Czerpak
(see xhb-diff.txt in folder \harbour\doc);
* Updated: HaruPDF library source code (see in folder \Source\HaruPDF);
* Updated: HbSQLite3 library source code (see in folder \Source\HbSQLite3).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour and WhatsNew.txt in folder \harbour\doc)
* Updated: HMGS-IDE v.0.9.5. Project Manager and Two-Way Visual Form Designer.
Contributed by Walter Formigoni <>
(look at changelog.txt in folder \Ide)
* New: 'ActiveX Calendar' sample is based upon the ActiveX control MSCal.ocx
from MS Office. Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo5.prg in folder \samples\Basic\ActiveX)
* Updated: 'Custom Button' user component sample:
- Fixed: conflict of user handler procedure with menu actions.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see mybutton.prg in folder \samples\Basic\USER_COMPONENTS)
* Updated: 'Minimize/Maximize External Application' sample.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demos in folder \samples\Advanced\ExternalApp)
* Updated: 'Haru PDF' sample.
Problem was reported by Luiz Escobar <>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\HaruPDF)
* Updated: 'Report Generator 2' sample by Roberto Lopez <>.
Adapted for HbPrinter by Pierpaolo Martinello>
(see demo2.prg in folder \samples\Advanced\REPORT_GENERATOR_2)
* Updated: 'WMI Service usage' sample:
- New: show OS environment variables.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo2.prg in folder \samples\Advanced\WMI_Service)

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

Your comments are welcome!

Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]

P.S. There is the following message in the current Harbour changelog:
+ added new CDP API which fixes many errors and limitations in old
Warning !!! some very serious bugs in national sorting have been
fixed. It may cause that old indexes using some national
sorting will not be compatible. Please rebuild existing

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