Nathan E. Pralle

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Recently, I needed to have FTP support embedded in a PowerBuilder application that I was writing for my day job. Since PowerBuilder lacks the ability to natively manipulate sockets (a big negative, Sybase), a third-party solution had to be found or I was going to be tempting the wrath of the Windows API, something I wasn't looking forward to doing. After searching, testing, and coming up less-than-satisfied, along came WeOnlyDo! Software's FtpDLX component (www.weonlydo.com). A free trial with a 30-day timeout sounded promising, so I gave it a shot. At first, I had some problems understanding the process by which it worked under PowerBuilder, but with some perseverance and e-mails to WeOnlyDo! (WOD) support, I was able to make a functional and extensible FTP-enabled application. The WOD FtpDLX component is a combination COM and ActiveX component that can be installe... (more)