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New Windows Features in DataFlex 2017/19.0

What's new
DataFlex 2017/19.0

Tabbed workspace

The tabbed workspace style is an alternative to Windows’ regular MDI style. When used, tabbed views are not rendered in floating panels but are stretched in the available application space. With tabbed workspaces, switching between views is done by selecting tabs that appear as part of the application’s command bar. To support this application style, several components have been improved and sizing and centering logic has been added. Views can be placed next to each other by simply dragging a view’s tab to split the client area horizontally or vertically.

Improved Connectivity

DataFlex’s connectivity to SQL databases for mobile, web and Windows apps has been dramatically improved with new ways to maintain database connections and several other database-related improvements.

  • Database connection IDs are now fully integrated into the Studio and applications
  • Indexing support for SQL databases has been enhanced
  • The workflow for developing SQL-based applications has been improved
  • The Studio includes more natural support for typical SQL features such as primary keys, foreign keys, identity columns, clustered indexes, etc.
  • The database login process has been enhanced including support for encrypted credentials
  • Easier, faster and more robust database conversion, connection and reconnection processes


DPI Scaling

DataFlex now provides better support for DPI scaling of icons used in Codejock Toolbars, Menus and Context Menus. This enhancement for Windows developers and Windows applications is provided by a combination of changes in the latest Codejock COM controls and changes to the DataFlex 2017 class library.