Microsoft Files

Special Microsoft files are required on runtime computers for various PowerBuilder features.

Visual C++ Runtime and the Active Template Library

When you deploy the core PowerBuilder runtime files, make sure the msvcr100.dll and msvcp100.dll Microsoft Visual C++ runtime libraries and the Microsoft .NET Active Template Library (ATL) module, atl80.dll, are present on the user’s computer or server.

The PowerBuilder runtime files have a runtime dependency on these files and they are required for all applications and components that require the PowerBuilder runtime. You can obtain these files from DLL archive Web sites at or


Some files that are installed by the MSI file generated by the PowerBuilder Runtime Packager have dependencies on these files. For example, atl80.dll must be installed on the user’s computer before the pbjvm<version>.dll file can be registered. Make sure these files are on the target computer before you run the MSI file generated by the Runtime Packager.

Ink Picture Libraries

Microsoft.Ink, Microsoft.Ink.dll, and Microsoft.Resources.dll are required if your application uses InkEdit and InkPicture controls. These files are part of the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Software Development Kit 1.7 that is available on the Microsoft Web site at

Microsoft has discovered some compatibility issues between these DLLs and the .NET Framework 2.0. You can obtain an update that addresses these issues from the Microsoft Web site at

DirectX 9.0c Runtime

PowerBuilder applications can use DirectX 3D rendering to display 3D graphs (Pie3D, Bar3D, Column3D, Line3D, and Area3D) with a more sophisticated look. You can use data item or series transparency with the DirectX graph styles to improve the presentation of data.

The DirectX 3D rendering depends on the DirectX 9.0c runtime. The first time you select the Render3D check box on the General tab of the Properties view for a 3D graph, PowerBuilder launches the DirectX installer. If you opt out of the installation, the Render3D property is ignored. End users of PowerBuilder applications must also have the DirectX 9.0c runtime installed on their computers to view the DirectX graph styles. You can download the DirectX 9.0c runtime from the Microsoft Web site at

For computers with older graphics drivers, you can check whether DirectX is supported by running dxdiag.exe. This file is typically installed in the Windows\System32 directory. The Display tab of the DirectX Diagnostic Tool that opens when you run dxdiag.exe indicates whether Direct3D is enabled.