Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Harbour MiniGUI 1.9 Extended Edition (Build 92) Released on 25th Jan 2011

CCH:  From the HMG Extended Forum

Hi All,

The Harbour MiniGUI 1.9 Extended Edition (Build 92) setup is published at the following URL:

There is the following changelog for this build:

2011/01/25: Build 92 (HMG 1.9 Extended Edition) Published.
* Fixed: Problem at windows autoadjusting when there are two controls
in two different windows with the equal names.
Bug was reported by Alfredo Franceschetti .
Contributed by Grigory Filatov
* Enhanced: DEFINE FONT command supports now an optional CHARSET clause.
Contributed by Pavel Tsarenko (tpe2/at/
* Changed: Small simplification of common dialogs functions code.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov
* Changed: Error handling utilize a Strongly-Typed Variables assignment
in the some internal functions (the further implementation).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov
* Updated: MiniPrint library (see source in folder \Source\MiniPrint):
- Modified: Reformatted to Harbour standard using uncrustify tool.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov
* Updated: Socket library source code by Matteo Baccan :
- Added SetReceiveTimeout( nMilliSec ) method in thttp.prg.
Contributed by Mitja Podgornik .
(see in folder \Source\Socket)
* Updated: Adaptation FiveWin Class TSBrowse 9.0 in HMG:
- New: Added Enable/Disable/Insert/Modify commands in
Contributed by Janusz Pora
(see samples 1 and 2 in \samples\Advanced\TsBrowse\TsBTest.prg)
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 2.1.0rc1 (SVN 2011-01-24 23:12):
- New: Added barcode library HbZebra by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas;
- New: Added HbFShip and HbXpp contrib libraries;
- Updated: HbSQLite3 library source code (see in folder \Source\HbSQLite3);
- Updated: HbNetIO contrib library
(see readme.txt in folder \samples\Advanced\NETIO_1\Server);
- Modified: ADS RDD synced for Advantage Database Server 9.0.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour)
* Updated: HMGS-IDE v. Project Manager and Two-Way Visual Form Designer.
Contributed by Walter Formigoni
(look at changelog.txt in folder \Ide)
* New: 'Low Level DBU' utility.
Based upon a contribution by Bicahi Esgici .
Adapted for Minigui Extended by Grigory Filatov
(see in folder \Utils\LL_DBU)
* New: 'HMG common dialogs' sample. Borrowed from HMG 4 project.
Adapted by Grigory Filatov
(see in folder \samples\Basic\COMMON_DIALOGS)
* New: 'HMG ListBox' sample. Borrowed from HMG 4 project.
Adapted by Grigory Filatov
(see in folder \samples\Basic\Listbox_3)
* New: 'WALERT function' sample.
Based upon a contribution by Ricardo Sassy
(see in folder \samples\Basic\WALERT)
* New: 'Minimize the All Applications' sample.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov
(see in folder \samples\Applications\MinimizeAll)
* Updated: 'Project Analyzer' sample for detection of the unused functions.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov
(see in folder \samples\Utils\Project_Analyzer)
* Updated: 'Error Log' sample by Jacek Kubica .
Contributed by Grigory Filatov
(see in folder \samples\Basic\ErrorLog)
* Updated: 'FileCopy with progressbar' sample by Jacek Kubica .
Problem was reported for copying of the large file(s).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov
(see in folder \samples\Basic\Filecopy)
* Updated: 'NirCmd Dll Usage' sample:
- Updated: nircmd.exe from
Contributed by Grigory Filatov
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\NirCmdDll)

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

Your comments/feedback are welcome!

Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]

Monday, January 10, 2011

Updated HMGS-IDE binary and sources Released on 10th January 2010

CCH : From the HMG Extended Forum

Hi All,

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

2011-01-08: version
*Fixed : Problem in statusbar builder. Bug was reported by Jaroslav Janik <>. Contribution by Grigory Filatov <>

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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