Thursday, September 22, 2011

Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.0.1 Released on 21st Sept 2011

Hi All,

The Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.0.1 setup is published at the following

and a lite MinGW-based archive is placed at the following URL:

There is the following changelog for this build:

2011/09/21: HMG Extended Edition 2.0.1 Published.
* Changed: From this release, build number is at the end of version number.
This way '2.0.1' is used instead '2.0 build 1'.
* Enhanced: The PROGRESSBAR control supports an optional [ STYLE ] MARQUEE
(continuous loop) with optional parameter VELOCITY nValue (default is
- New: Added write only 'Velocity' property.
You can set this property at runtime:
- function syntax:
SetProperty ( Form, ProgressBar, 'Velocity', nValue )
- pseudo-OOP syntax:
Form.ProgressBar.Velocity := nValue
You can use Form.ProgressBar.Velocity := 0 for stopping of the loop.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see demo4.prg in folder \samples\Basic\PROGRESSBAR)
* Fixed: When you have a popup with menuitems is showing a message from
another item
that's not the popup. Reported by Marcelo A. L. Carli
The DEFAULT statusbar message will be used for filling of the popup's
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
* Fixed: DO REPORT command don't restore Portrait mode with using Landscape
Problem was reported by Sudip Bhattacharyya <sudipb001@...>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
* Enhanced: DO REPORT command supports now an optional NODATETIMESTAMP clause.
Requested by Sudip Bhattacharyya <sudipb001@...>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\DO_REPORT)
* Changed: Added BCC optimization switches to main batch file and MPM utility
(the ones used for the hbmk2 switch -optim).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see Compile.bat in folder \Batch and mpm.prg in folder \Utils\MPM)
* Updated: HBPrinter library v.2.25 (see source in folder \source\HbPrinter):
- Changed: preview images are stored on temporal files similar to
Based upon a code borrowed from OOHG.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
* Updated: Socket library source code by Matteo Baccan <baccan@...>:
- Added: parameter with length of custom string buffer (default is 1)
in method ReceiveChar( nBufLen ) (tsocket.prg)
Based upon a contribution of Artyom Verchenko
- Updated: Revised class code for compatibility with Harbour switch
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \Source\Socket)
* Updated: Adaptation FiveWin Class TSBrowse 9.0 in HMG:
- New: Added method UserPopup() allows to add an user-defined menus
the selected columns. It is activated by right mouse button within
the header.
Contributed by Janusz Pora <januszpora@...>
(see demo at Menu TSBrowse 9.0->'Headers User Menu'
in folder \samples\Advanced\TSBrowse)
- Fixed: Added conversion for datetime value in the function
Problem was reported by Marcelo Torres <lichitorres@...>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see sample tsbrowse 9.0->Test Ado->All Fields, the field HIREDATE
in folder \samples\Advanced\TsBrowse)
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 3.1.0dev (SVN 2011-09-16 11:56):
* Updated: HbSqlDD library source code (see in folder
* Updated: PostGreSQL library source code (see in folder
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour)
* Updated: HMGS-IDE v.1.0.8. Project Manager and Two-Way Visual Form Designer.
Contributed by Walter Formigoni <walter.formigoni@...>
(look for what's new at changelog.txt in folder \Ide)
* New: 'Table of Colors' sample.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Basic\ColorsTable)
* New: 'Download Manager with MultiThreading' sample (based on socket
Based upon a contribution of Artyom Verchenko
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\Downloader)
* New: 'Hack Tray' sample (based upon a nice work of Nibu babu thomas).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\HackTray)
* Updated: 'Data Base Assistant' utility:
- Added: a draft print function at the showing of the database list.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \Utils\DBA)
* Updated: 'Simple Editor' sample.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Basic\EDITOR)

This build was tested on the following platforms:
- Win98 SE (passed);
- WinXP SP1 (passed);
- Win7 SP1 (passed).

This build was not tested on the following platforms:
- Win95;
- Win2000;
- WinVista.

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

Your feedback is welcome!

Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]


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