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Does anybody have a good opinion on Visual Basic vs. Power Builder? When one language maybe better then the other.
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by:jrspano
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simple vb is always better :)

the only time i could ever see pb being better is in data presentation.  It is very easy to make a datawindow and show data.  With all the 3rd party controls for vb now though, it is just about as easy.  I quit a job about 7 months ago because they tried to make me use Powerbuilder, so that might be some indication...
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and don't get the wrong idea, i didn't quit because the said you have to use powerbuilder, I actually gave it a shot and hated it.
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also note that the pb section here at ee has 41 open and 68 closed questions compare that to vb's 4000 open and 35000 closed...
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by:Microsoft
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I would agree with JRS on this 1.  PB has no where near as much flexiblity as VB, VB is extremely versitile with being able to interface with , EXCEL,ACCESS,WORD,C++ with added functions of ACTIVE X.

I don't believe that PB will ever become as large as VB in any shape or form.

I do believe that it will become obsolete in the near future.

Many Thanks

Andy

p.s
give us the points (lol)
:o)
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the only thing i would like to have in vb from pb is the sql variable.  I don't remember everthing about it but I would like to have something in vb to do this

dim var as sqlvariable
dim wherevar1 as string
dim wherevar2 as string

wherevar1 = "Hello"
wherevar2 = "Condition"

var = Select * from table1 where field1 = :wherevar1 and field2 = :wherevar2

instead of all the concatination we have to do now in vb to execute a sql statement.  pb has something like this
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the only thing i would like to have in vb from pb is the sql variable.  I don't remember everthing about it but I would like to have something in vb to do this

dim var as sqlvariable
dim wherevar1 as string
dim wherevar2 as string

wherevar1 = "Hello"
wherevar2 = "Condition"

var = Select * from table1 where field1 = :wherevar1 and field2 = :wherevar2

instead of all the concatination we have to do now in vb to execute a sql statement.  pb has something like this
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by:caraf_g
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Yup. VB. No contest. Really.
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by:IainHere
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...and what did you expect, posting this question on the VB topic?  Next try "what is better, VB or VC++?" :)
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by:caraf_g
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Ah, in all fairness now. If you were to ask *that* I would say "You can't compare VC++ to VB. VB is a RAD language, VC++ is a 3G programming language".

But in the case of VB v Powerbuilder, you're comparing two RAD languages. And VB is *much* better than Powerbuilder.

And have you seen .NET yet? That'll be the icing on that cake. :o)
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by:thenrich
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I also posted this same question in the power builder area
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what response did you get there?
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by:thenrich
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How much more powerful is the new VB.net compared to VB6. Is it coming a little closer to VC++
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How much more powerful is the new VB.net compared to VB6. Is it coming a little closer to VC++
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VB.NET, like all .NET languages, is a fully object-oriented language.

Unless you need to write so-called "unmanaged" code, there really is no reason why you should ever write in C++ in the .NET framework.

For people who like the C syntax, there's C#, but apart from syntax there is hardly any difference between VB.NET and C#. Both are firmly based on the ".NET Framework"
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when do you expect the new .net framework to be launched??
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beta 2 is this month full release is supposed to be end of year
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Thanks!
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