Integrating a Python GUI into a PowerBuilder App

Brad Bollenbach bbollenbach at
Tue Jun 12 20:30:02 EDT 2001

I work as a full-time Powerbuilder developer, and wish for pretty much *any*
other development tool than it to do my work (even if the language was
excellent, Powerbuilder's IDE is /nasty/. But as it turns out Powerbuilder's
language -- Powerscript -- is even worse anyways :).

The problem I can see though is coming up for an alternative to datawindow
controls/objects. Unfortunately, I don't have any experience in what you're
trying to do, but am more hoping to gain some insight from anyone else's
replies to this thread.

"John Urberg" <jurberg at> wrote in message
news:49624b0b.0106121135.61b6bd6c at
> Hi all,
> We are looking into languages to replace PowerBuilder in our shop.
> The kicker is that we need to slowly migrate to the new language so
> the choice would have to be able to integrate into a PowerBuilder MDI
> application.  I'd really like to push Python as the new language, but
> I need to find a way to seemlessly integrate a Python GUI into the
> PowerBuilder app (i.e. as child windows of the MDI).  I would expect
> we would want to use wxPython being as that is the closest to standard
> Windows look and feel.
> Any ideas on how I can accomplish this?
> Thanks in advance,
> John Urberg

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