Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.0.6 Released 24th january 2012

Hi All,

The Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.0.6 setup is published at the following URL:


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


There is the following changelog for this build:

2012/01/24: HMG Extended Edition 2.0.6 Published.
* Changed: The BTNTEXTBOX control code was rewritten for improvement:
- Modified: a real Buttons supports themed look now;
- Modified: separated Tooltips for the edit box and buttons;
- Modified: added changing of buttons picture at runtime:
Form.BtnTextBox.Picture := "demo.bmp" // 1 button
Form.BtnTextBox.Picture := {"demo.bmp","demo2.bmp"} // 2 buttons
- New: Additional clause DEFAULT activating the ENTER key for button 1 action.
Contributed by Janusz Pora <januszpora@onet.eu>
(see demos in folders \samples\Basic\BtnTextBox and
* Enhanced: The GetBox control supports a built-in buttons with separated tooltips.
Contributed by Janusz Pora <januszpora@onet.eu>
(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\GetBox)
* Updated: HBPrinter library v.2.28 (see source in folder \source\HbPrinter):
- Fixed: C-code cleaning for warnings with MinGW32.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
* Updated: PropGrid library v.2.0 (see source in folder \source\PropGrid):
- New: Added Property Item type PASSWORD.
Contributed by Janusz Pora <januszpora@onet.eu>
(see demo2.prg and demo3.prg in folder \samples\Advanced\PropGrid)
* Updated: Adaptation FiveWin Class TSBrowse 9.0 in HMG:
- Fixed: Correction for display of the background in the Header for option SELECTOR.
Problem was reported by Simon Norbert <simon.n@t-online.hu>.
- Fixed: Problem with append a record if the Selector is enabled.
Problem was reported by Jayadev <jayadev65@yahoo.com>.
- New: Added SQLite support via harbour HbSqlDD contrib library.
(see demo in folder \samples\Advanced\Tsb_sqlite)
Contributed by Janusz Pora <januszpora@onet.eu>
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 3.1.0dev (SVN 2012-01-18 12:02).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour)
* Updated: HMGS-IDE v. Project Manager and Two-Way Visual Form Designer:
- Fixed: typo in the function LoadProp() (introduced in version 1.1);
- Fixed: typo in the function NewModule() (introduced in version 1.1).
Contribution by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
* New: HbSQLite3 library for xHarbour compiler (see in folder \Source\xHbSQLite3).
Contribution by Richard Visscher <richard@irvis.com>
(see in folder MiniGUI\xLib in xharbour build)
* New: 'WebCam Capture' sample (look at avicap.txt for description).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\WebCam)
* Updated: 'Cargo usage' sample.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
(see in folder \samples\Basic\Cargo)
* Updated: 'Mail With Blat' sample:
- Updated: blat dll to 2.7.6 version.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\BlatMail)
* Updated: 'HMG IDE Demo' sample:
- added the all properties and events for controls to inspector's window;
- added the possibilities of moving/resizing of controls to context menu
at right mouse click.
Adapted for Minigui Extended by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\hmgide)

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

Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]

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