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PowerBuilder 11 introduces the WebForms target, which lets you transform an existing PowerBuilder application into a Web application with relative ease. While the deployed application will be remarkably faithful to the original client/server deployment in terms of application behavior, the degree of faithfulness is limited by the fact that your application is running as a Web application. The PowerBuilder component where this poses the greatest challenge is the DataWindow. The aim of this article is to point out where the transformed application will differ in terms of latency, performance, and look and feel and what you can do to minimize these differences. "New" Features Other than the fact that the WebForms DataWindow runs in the browser, another source of differences in behavior with respect to the traditional client/server DataWindow is the fact that the underl... (more)