Thursday, February 4, 2016

Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition build 16.01 is published - 21st January 2016

Hi Friends,

I am glad to announce a new version of Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition.

It is a regularly scheduled maintenance release.

The setup of the build 16.01 is published at the following URL:

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

There is the 64-bit MinGW-based self-extracting archive at the following URL:

There is also the extra archive for this build at the
Minigui's homepage.

The changelog of this build is below:

2016/01/21: HMG Extended Edition version 16.01.
* Modified: Using of the C-function hb_vmPushNumInt() instead of hb_vmPushLong()
for proper 64-bit handling in the MiniGUI core.
Based upon a workaround of Przemyslaw Czerpak>.
Contributed by Dr. Claudio Soto <>.
* Updated: Modified the application manifest for compatibility with Windows 10.
A manifest file is common now for 32- and 64-bit builds.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see Windows7.Manifest in folder \Resources)
* Updated: HbSQLite3 library:
- update for using a recent SQLITE3 version 3.10.0.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
* Updated: Adaptation FiveWin Class TSBrowse 9.0 in HMG: 
- Fixed: Correction of the editable status in the method KeyDown.
Problem was reported by Dusko Radojcin.
Based upon a contribution of Janusz Pora <>.
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 3.2.0dev (SVN 2016-01-15 16:02):
* New: added HBFOXPRO library (see in folder \Harbour\Lib);
* New: added HBGZIO library (see in folder \Harbour\Lib);
* Updated: OpenSSL wrapper for using 1.0.2e version.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour)
* Updated: HMGS-IDE v.1.3.0 Project Manager and Two-Way Visual Form Designer:
- fixed minor typo in the Image control definition.
Bug was reported by Pete Dionysopoulos <>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
* New: 'Vista Command Link Button' sample:
- Command Link Button control was defined as user component below:
- added pseudo-OOP method SetShield for showing of the Admin
privilege requiring.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\CommandLink)
* Updated: 'Print Pie Graph' sample:
- updated the data for December 2015.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo.prg in folder \samples\Basic\GraphPrint)
* Updated: 'NirCmd Dll Usage' sample.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\NirCmdDll)
* Updated: 'Volume Info' sample:
- added a sample with using of the updated CallDll32 function.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see demo3.prg in folder \samples\Advanced\VOLUME_INFO)
* Updated: 'Windows Version' sample:
- fixed Windows 10 detection.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\WinVersion)

This release is considered stable and ready for production use.

Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]

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