Calling .NET from PowerBuilder

To call .NET for PowerBuilder best option is to create Class Library in Visual Studio. Sign it. In project properties, Application, Assembly Information…, check “Make assembly COM-Visible”.

Sign it class library (project properties, Signing…).

In project properties, Application, Assembly Information…, check “Make assembly COM-Visible”.

Optional, add these attributes to your class:
[ComVisible(true)]
[ClassInterface(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDual)]
[ProgId(“ClassLibrary1.Class1”)]

Register created DLL in command lime like:

regasm /tlb “path/to/dll/file.dll” /codebase

Use it from PowerBuilder like:


OLEObject obj

Integer li_rc

obj = CREATE OLEObject
li_rc = obj.ConnectToNewObject("ClassLibrary1.Class1")

IF li_rc < 0 THEN

DESTROY obj MessageBox("Connecting to COM Object Failed",     "Error: " + String(li_rc)) Return

MessageBox("Connecting to COM Object Failed",     "Error: " + String(li_rc)) Return

Return

ELSE obj.ShowMe()END IF

obj.ShowMe()

END IF

To call some web service from this DLL you add service reference and then:

BasicHttpBinding binding = new BasicHttpBinding();
EndpointAddress address =
new EndpointAddress("http://web-service-url");
var client = new ServiceReference1.YourWebServiceClient(binding, address);

var b = client.YourWebServiceMethod();

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