Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Harbour MiniGUI 1.8 Extended Edition (Build 89) Released on 20th October 2010

CCH: From the HMG Extended Forum

Hi All,

The Harbour MiniGUI 1.8 Extended Edition (Build 89) setup is published at the following URL:

There is the following changelog for this build:

2010/10/20: Build 89 (HMG 1.8 Extended Edition) Published.
* Changed: Replacing the cycles For-Next with For Each-Next or array evaluation of codeblock
for improvement of the speed in the some internal functions.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
* Changed: Global replacing Alltrim(Str(n)) with hb_NtoS(n) in the core.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
* Changed: Small corrections in the code of EDIT command by Cristobal Molla <>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demos in folder \samples\Basic\EDIT)
* Enhanced: The Tab control supports the changing of ToolTip for pages at runtime.
You can set/get this property via:
- function syntax:
SetProperty ( Form, Tab, 'Tooltip', nPage, cTooltip )
GetProperty ( Form, Tab, 'Tooltip', nPage )
- pseudo-OOP syntax:
Form.Tab.Tooltip( nPage ) := cTooltip
Form.Tab.Tooltip( nPage ) --> cTooltip
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo.prg in folder \samples\Basic\Tab)
* Updated: Adaptation FiveWin Class TSBrowse 9.0 in HMG:
- Fixed: small corrections in array sorting.
Contributed by Janusz Pora <>
- Fixed: LoadFields() and SetArray() functions.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see \samples\Advanced\TsBrowse\
* Updated: HMG_QHTM library (see source in folder \Source\QHTM):
- New: Added functions QHTM_LoadFromVal(), QHTM_AddHtml2(),
QHTM_ScrollPos() and QHTM_ScrollPercent()
- Updated: Function QHTM_EnableCooltips() return value
- New: Added pseudo-funcs QHTM_GetScrollPos() and QHTM_SetScrollPos()
in header file (needed for QHTM_ScrollPos() and QHTM_ScrollPercent())
Contributed by Vladimir Chumachenko <>
(look at changelog.txt in folder \Source\QHTM)
* Updated: HbSQLite3 library source code (see in folder \Source\HbSQLite3):
- updated for using SQLITE3 version 3.7.3
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 2.1.0beta2 (SVN 2010-10-18 13:43):
* Updated: most important differences between Harbour and xHarbour
(see xhb-diff.txt in folder \harbour\doc);
* Updated: HbSqlDD library source code (see in folder \Source\HbSqlDD):
- SQLMIX, SDDMY, SDDODBC: mixed bugfix.
Contributed by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas (dbtopas/at/
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour)
* Updated: HMGS-IDE v.1.0.5. Project Manager and Two-Way Visual Form Designer.
Contributed by Walter Formigoni <>
(look at changelog.txt in folder \Ide)
* New: 'Demo of QHTM new functions' sample.
Contributed by Vladimir Chumachenko <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\qhtm_3)
* Updated: 'Joint usage of QHTM & SQLite3' sample:
- fixed QHTM_PrintDestroyContext() calling.
Contributed by Vladimir Chumachenko <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\qhtm_2)
* Updated: '7-Zip interaction' sample for compatibility with Harbour change.
This sample is required an installed 7-Zip archiver at
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\7-Zip)
* Updated: 'Free Memory' sample. Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Applications\FREE_MEMORY)
* Updated: 'Calendar' sample by Javier Giralda <>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Basic\Calendar)
* Updated: 'Inter-application communication' sample.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Basic\Comm)
* Updated: 'Dual Browse' sample by Joe Fanucchi <>.
Problem was reported by Luiz Escobar <>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Basic\DualBrowse)

This release of MiniGUI is considered stable and ready for production use (exception is a beta status of the TSBrowse 9.0 adaptation).

Your comments/feedback are welcome!

Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]

Friday, October 15, 2010

HMGS-IDE 1.0.5 Released on 10/10/10

CCH: From the HMG Extended Forum

Hi All,

The updated HMGS-IDE 1.0.5 binary and sources are published
at the following URL:

Whatsnew (by Walter Formigoni):
2010-10-10: version 1.0.5
*Added : Grid property CHECKBOXES In Object Inspector. Requested by Rogerio L. Momente <>
*Fixed : If change ONSIZE event of object 'Form' when this change is saved but not reload at reopening of form in ide. Reported by Franz <>

Remark: You can update this build via clicking 'Update' menuitem in the main menu 'Help'.

Kind Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]

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