Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.0.4 Released on 23 Nov 2011

Hi All,

The Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.0.4 setup is published at the following

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

There is the following changelog for this build:

2011/11/23: HMG Extended Edition 2.0.4 Published.
* Enhanced: COMPRESS and UNCOMPRESS commands supports an optional
- COMPRESS "MyBase.dbf" TO "" ;
BLOCK {|cFile, nPos| ProgressUpdate(cFile, nPos)} ;
FILEPROGRESS {|nPos, nTotal| ProgressFile(nPos, nTotal)}
BLOCK {|cFile, nPos| ProgressUpdate(cFile, nPos)} ;
FILEPROGRESS {|nPos, nTotal| ProgressFile(nPos, nTotal)}
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see demo2.prg in folder \samples\Basic\Zip)
* Changed: Image scale in the PRINT GRAPH command is a similar at WinXP now
as in the other OS. Modified an image aspect ratio for HbPrinter
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see demo2.prg in folder \samples\Basic\GraphPrint)
* Updated: HBPrinter library v.2.27 (see source in folder \source\HbPrinter):
- Fixed: revised unlock global vars in the printer dialog C-code.
- Fixed: revised using of font 'Arial Narrow' in the preview toolbar.
Problem was reported by Gyula Bartal <gybartal@...>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
* New: SQLite3Facade library source code (see in folder
This library provides a convenient interface that make easy the most
common operations. Contributed by Daniel Goncalves

Adapted for Minigui Extended by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see demo in folder \samples\Advanced\SQLITE_3)
* Updated: HbSQLite3 library source code (see in folder \Source\HbSQLite3):
- update for using SQLITE3 version 3.7.9.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
* Updated: WinReport library (see source in folder \Source\WinReport).
Contributed by Pierpaolo Martinello
(see demo in folder \samples\Advanced\REPORT_INTERPRETER)
* Updated: PropGrid library v.2.0 (see source in folder \source\PropGrid):
- New: Added optional buttons OK, APPLY, CANCEL and HELP:
- Changed: Changing the structure of control, elements of
PropertyGrid are now common parent.
- Changed: Some internal functions received a new names, and
improvements were introduced.
Contributed by Janusz Pora <januszpora@...>
(see demo3.prg in folder \samples\Advanced\PropGrid)
* Updated: Adaptation FiveWin Class TSBrowse 9.0 in HMG:
- Fixed: wrong cursor position at Win7 (in the example Tsbrowse 9.0->
Excel Test).
Contributed by Janusz Pora <januszpora@...>
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 3.1.0dev (SVN 2011-11-15 23:28).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour)
* New: 'Cuckoo Clock' sample.
Based upon a contribution by Bicahi Esgici <esgici@...>.
Adapted for Minigui Extended by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\CuckooClock)
* Updated: 'AVI Animation' sample:
- ANIMATERES control was defined as user component;
- used avi resource is stored as appls resource.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\AVI_Animation)
* Updated: 'Get Fonts' sample: minor change.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\GetFonts)
* Updated: 'RicheditEx' samples: fixed text search at WinXP and later.
Based upon a contribution of Fernando Yurisich
(see in folders \samples\Advanced\RicheditEx and
* Updated: 'SysInfoTray' sample: revised getting CPU usage function.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\SysInfoTray)
* Updated: 'TsBrowse Incremental search' sample.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\Tsb_filter)
* Updated: 'Free Memory' sample: revised getting CPU usage function.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Applications\FREE_MEMORY)
* Updated: 'Stock' (Builder of the Function List) sample:
- export of shared (or uncalled only) procedures/functions to HTML;
- more careful analysis of strings (skip comments: "//", "*", "/*
Contributed by Alexey Gustow
(see in folder \Utils\FuncList)

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

Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]


  1. Nicely done and hoping to see mature product in the future. For now many things (project environmen settings for example) doesn't work. Good documentation would be an advantage too. All the best, don't stop.

  2. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your blog. MiniGUI is awesome. I had some Clipper code to port, and had a dickens of a time deciphering what to download, and how to install it. Your direct links to the downloads I needed really helped out. Keep up the great work.


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