Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.2.2 setup Released on 29th May 2013

Hi All,

Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.2.2 setup is published at the following URL:

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

There are xHarbour-based archive also at the following URL:

and donationware xCC-based self-extracting archive for distribution at

There is the following changelog for this build:

2013/05/14: HMG Extended Edition 2.2.2 Published.
* Fixed: Wrong detection of the Splitboxed Grid control in the internal function
_IsControlSplitBoxed() (introduced in the build 2.0.8).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo1.prg in folder \samples\Basic\CONTAINERS\
* Fixed: Draw Text command draws a spare white rectangle at using of Angle clause.
Problem was reported by Andrey Sermyagin <>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
* Fixed: Minor correction of ini file handling in the C-code.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo2.prg in folder \samples\Basic\ini)
* Changed: The internal function IL_ADDMASKEDINDIRECT() is moved to PropGrid library.
The unneeded internal function IL_ADDINDIRECT() is removed.
Suggested by Pete Dionysopoulos <>
* Changed: The internal functions _DragEnterImage(), _MoveImage(), _EndDragImage()
and _GetImageCount() are defined as pseudo-functions now.
They are a wrappers for the corresponding C-functions.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
* Enhanced: DO REPORT command supports now codeblock data for printing.
Contributed by Julius Bartal <>
* Updated: Synchronized Extended HMG for compatibility with Official HMG 3.1.2:
- New: function IsMainMenuDefined ( cFormName )
- New: command RELEASE MAIN MENU OF FormName
- New: command RELEASE CONTEXT MENU OF FormName
- New: command RELEASE NOTIFY MENU OF FormName
- New: command RELEASE DROPDOWN MENU BUTTON ButtonName OF FormName
(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\MENU_Dynamic)
* Updated: HBPrinter library v.2.37: minor label color correction in the preview.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see source in folder \source\HbPrinter)
* Updated: MiniPrint library (see source in folder \Source\MiniPrint):
- New: Added ANGLE clause in the PRINT DATA command.
Based upon a contribution of Pierpaolo Martinello

(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\miniprint)
* Updated: Adaptation FiveWin Class TSBrowse 9.0 in HMG:
- New: Added processing of parameter aTotal and array aFormats in method Report().
Contributed by Julius Bartal <>
* Updated: HbSQLite3 library:
- update for using SQLITE3 version (from
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo in folder \samples\Advanced\SQLITE_2)
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 3.2.0dev (r2013-04-30 13:43):
* Updated: PostGreSQL library source code (see in folder \Source\HbPgSql);
* Updated: most important differences between Harbour and xHarbour
(see xhb-diff.txt in folder \harbour\doc)
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour)
* New: 'Mini MP3 player' sample is based upon MCI WinAPI.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Basic\MiniPlayer)
* New: 'Tab with disabled page(s)' sample.
Requested by Romer Ribeiro da Silva>
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Basic\Tab_3)
* New: 'Combined Search Grid' sample is based upon SQLite temporary database.
Based upon a contribution of S.Rathinagiri <>.
Adapted for Minigui Extended by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\ComboSearchGrid)
* New: 'PC SHUTDOWN' sample is based upon WinAPI function InitiateSystemShutdown().
Based upon a contribution of Carlos Britos <>.
Adapted for Minigui Extended by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\PC_SHUTDOWN)
* New: 'TsBrowse Add New Record' sample.
Requested by Ryszard Rylko <>.
Based upon a contribution of Mauricio Zoccoler <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\Tsb_addrecord)
* Updated: 'FreeImage Viewer' sample: mingw32 compatibility.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\FREEVIEW)
* Updated: 'Easy Media Player' sample: mingw32 compatibility.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Applications\EasyPlayer)
* Updated: 'HPDF Bill Demo' sample: added vertical and horizontal rulers.
Based upon a contribution of Andres Gonzalez Lopez.
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\PDF_PRINT_2)
* Updated: 'DataBase Utility': misc bugfix.
Problems were reported on brazilian forum MiniGUI.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \Utils\DBU)

It is a regularly scheduled monthly maintenance release.

This release is considered stable and ready for production use.

With Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Free DBU for Windows by Antonio Linares

Antonio Linares via 
May 4 (11 days ago)

to harbour-users
Here you have a free DBU for Windows that includes full source code and also provides ADO support:

developed with Harbour and FiveWin (FWH)


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