What's new

22.10.2017 - Piew 5.23


  • Rewritten settings to be more transparent. Now it's all in one place grouped by own category


  • Fixed bug when window remember negative position from second monitor

10.10.2017 - Piew 5.21


  • bug when on switching to TEXT, XML or HTML windows Piew disable edit

08.10.2017 - Piew 5.20


  • Search to database browser
  • New information to database browser: Format and Label. For this new functionality has been changed format of dumps (.csv versions) -> updated script DB_Dump\Dump_Tables.p. You should create new dump otherwise loading old databases will fail! .df versions of dumps are ok
  • Possibility display/hide field type in database browser. In settings you can decide what fit best to you (with or without type, default without)
  • Copy to clipboard to database explorer (shortcut + context menu)
  • If you write some text and press F8 (Show Tables, Fields) it show you list of all tables that begins with your text. No need enter end postfix "." to display list
  • Added short keyword "info" to official keyword list


  • Settings menu is now enabled in empty environment
  • Disable edit on all windows when doing run, check or compile
  • Updated docking system (3.0.1)
  • Random tab colors setting is now default off on new installation


  • some internal shortcut enable/disable functionality

14.09.2017 - Piew 5.18


  • New themes Solarized light and Solarized dark (slightly modified from original)
  • Remember last opened tab in settings
  • Settings for table case
  • Tooltip over search textbox in file explorer with information about items count and load time in file browsing mode
  • Keyword "param" to official keyword list
  • Extra check on PROGRESS executable before calling it (if exists)


  • Converter for Visual Studio color schemes (v1.20). Missing changes colors in output, HTML and XML Tag fix, XML Entity fix
  • Docking system (3.00)
  • from Dump_Tables.p removed table case (now is processing inside Piew)


  • Bug with maximized window start
  • Bug with "File '' not exist!" when starting another Piew instance with some parameters but without file path and "Allow only 1 copy of Piew at a time" is on
  • Bug with refreshing code explorer when reloading file by external change
  • Bug when you try running PROGRESS executable more times

05.09.2017 - Miner 1.10


  • "Error initializing audio" on 64bit Windows. Compiled as 32bit application (audio engine was 32bit)


  • fmodex.dll 4.44.27 -> 4.44.46 (last released FMOD Ex version)

25.08.2017 - FileTractor 1.70

Added: new rule: Replace strings from list, moved all rules to combobox, changed logic of the engine

23.07.2017 - Piew 5.17


  • Context menu to file explorer for file/folder operations
  • New file functionality to file explorer: Rename (F2), Create new folder, Cut (move), Copy and Paste
  • Tooltip over search textbox in file explorer with information about total searched files, load and search time
  • Double click on Project item in Project explorer now open Project properties
  • Right mouse click on nodes in Code, Database & Project explorers now can select items
  • If you are searching files and focus is inside file list, pressing ESC here can exit search mode (before only inside search textbox)


  • Syntax highlighter keywords to Openedge 11.7
  • In Project explorer changed name for Delete action to Remove (was confusing)
  • Main PROPATH folder in file explorer is now uppercased and bold for better overview (if it's turned On)
  • In Project explorer moved some actions from Toolbar to context menu (New File, New Folder, Remove, Project properties)
  • Code, Database & Project explorers have now full row selection indicator
  • Docking system (2.16)


  • Refresh inside PROPATH folder in file explorer (don't jump outside)

02.06.2017 - Piew 5.16


  • Custom color settings for "highlight occurrence by double-click" feature (it's "Selection" foreground color in settings)


  • All themes - tweaked highlight occurrence colors (just import your theme again)


  • Problem with initialising some fonts that doesn't support style Regular

01.05.2017 - Piew 5.15


  • Added custom color settings for "Track Changes in margin" feature. There was some bad behavior on default theme - yellow is hard to see on yellow background :)
  • In TEXT highlighter added bookmark margin, it was not visible


  • All themes - tweaked changes colors (just import your theme again)

27.04.2017 - Piew 5.14


  • Support for DOS codepage CP850 (Latin-1, Western European languages: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish) Please confirm me somebody that Russian CP866 is still working after this update :-)
  • New DarkBlue theme
  • Possibility set line numbers color (it's "Current line" foreground color in settings) Now looks line numbers better for the eyes, they are not so contrast as before


  • Old themes - tweaked line numbers colors (just import your theme again)
  • Converter for Visual Studio color schemes (v1.10). Now accept also line numbers color

17.04.2017 - Piew 5.13

Added: "Track Changes in margin" feature. If you edit some line a small color square appear on the left margin. Yellow - line was changed, Green - changed line was saved. It will last until you close file. It's very simple based, so there can be some glitches. If you return line to original state, line stay marked because in past there were changes so mark don't disappear

10.04.2017 - Piew 5.12

Fixed: updated sending of parameter "-param" to run.p (there was again problem with run, check and compile) now i send it as the last parameter, because PROGRESS take it all after this command as part of the parameter (ignores "")

04.04.2017 - Piew 5.11

Added: Button for quick opening site with Visual Studio color schemes New setting "Piew is running on Server Core (Windows) installation". It will fix error when you try use open save dialog Error catching for generic run actions Fixed: Saving colors for TEXT scheme Version parsing on "Check for updates" (homepage was slightly updated)

24.03.2017 - Piew 5.10

Added: Converter for Visual Studio color schemes - Check in Piew directory for \Themes\Converter.exe. You can browse online for ~4000 schemes, or you can create some by yourself and use it in Piew If you need find Piew path, you can read it from registry, value "Path": HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\Piew\Settings, this value is saved after using menu Settings in Piew Updated: Again simplified configuration files for schemes. Now each scheme has only one file for all highlighters (PROGRESS, TEXT, HTML, XML) Updated selection and annotations colors in included schemes (reset or import scheme for better look) Registry settings moved back from Piew3 to Piew (previous registry key is deleted if exist) Selection is now rendered with alpha transparency instead of solid color Fixed: Fixed missing highlighting on some HTML elements (ASP Start Tag)

23.03.2017 - FileTractor 1.61

Fixed: maxlength of text fields that was set just to 8 characters

08.03.2017 - Piew 5.03

Added: Added shortcut to code explorer for Refresh (F5), Added shortcut (F12) for switching between code editor and explorers

21.02.2017 - PROGRESS R-code Decompiler 4.10

What's new: Added ODBC link for v8, Added new statements: 1 (v11), 1 (v10), 1 (v9), Updated statements: 1 (v11), 1 (v10), 1 (v9), Fixed false alarm by checking variable names, Improved display of variable prefix, Some object types added, Better bracket processing, Some internal databases rewriten to collections (faster, easy work), Fixed bug with displaying include files, Updated attributes to PROGRESS v11.6 and a lot of improvements

08.02.2017 - Piew 5.02

Added: Shortcuts to file explorer for actions: Delete file/directory (Del) and Refresh (F5), Shortcuts to all explorers (Code, File, Db, Project), Error message by loading project if something fail, Project files to file history (MRU) Updated: On refresh select previous selected file if it's possible Fixed: Crash issue in file explorer if you try in search mode delete file without file selection, Crash by loading old projects (previous version), Missing "Save changes to current project?" message on exit, Problem with initializing Propath by using custom profile.ini file from command line

02.02.2017 - Piew 5.00

Added: File explorer, Powerful search ability to file explorer (regex, subfolders, propath), Check for duplicity in Propath Updated: Custom PROGRESS file association has now extra button in settings, Color of explorers, line numbers and folding margin is now set by theme not by PROGRESS syntax highlighter (better look), Function "Try open selection as file" (F4) searches file first in the current directory and then in Propath, Project icon slightly changed, .p files now have blue icon and all other defined icons (not *.w, *.i) will have gray, Adjusted folding margin width, For documents of type text decreased folding margin to get little bit more space

08.01.2017 - Piew 4.97

Added: Settings for default CRLF endings, Button/menu for Compile (updated run.p)

04.01.2017 - Piew 4.96

Fixed: Bug with Run/Check where was missing end quotation mark (") at -param command line

01.01.2017 - Piew 4.95

Added: Simplified calling PROGRESS from Piew (less parameters to get working), Disabling Run/Check icons when running PROGRESS, New PROGRESS Run/Check helper (now is just single file: run.p for both actions) (syntax.p is droped. If you use your own run.p please update it), New menu commands for calling PROGRESS applications: Data Dictionary, Procedure Editor, AppBuilder, Data Administration, Application Compiler Updated: New setting for PROGRESS executable path and one for extra parameters. (Run/Check settings are droped) If you use Run/Check functionality you need set this options again in settings. Also project files has the same change, you need correct these settings. To see old setings you can use old Piew version. Piew now automatically append "-param" argument with own values when running PROGRESS. Fixed: Opening new instances of Piew by Run/Check action with option "Allow only 1 copy of Piew at a time" = Off

27.12.2016 - Piew 4.90

Added: 3 new main application themes (Blue, Dark, Light, Native). Blue is now default so if you like previous theme go to settings and select Native or Light, Updated: Rewritten all explorers (Code, Db, Project). Now you can show them all in the same time (they are dockable), Icons are changed to support new themes, Project icon slightly changed, Better palette for random tab colors (more pastel looking colors), Application now run on NET Framework 3.5 (before 2.0), Updated (Docking system 2.12), Removed file icons from tabs (+ settings for this), Fixed: Loading file from Project Explorer (doubleclick on file), Enabled state of Rename action on empty environment, Refreshing code explorer by returning from non Progress syntax window (xml, text)

17.11.2016 - FileTractor 1.60

Updated: whole app rewrited, added command line options, make backup option, use LF instead CRLF line endings

26.10.2016 - Piew 4.80

Added: Support for Single-line comments (OpenEdge v11.6), XML beautifier, New type of braces <> for automatic brace matching, New predefined themes for HTML, XML and TEXT files (black, gray, white & Pascal theme), Each theme has now your own Selection & Current line color, Slightly different background color for HTML embedded scripts Updated: New version dll (, Heavy rewritten and simplified highlighting styles, Updated state of Tools icons (enabled / disabled) based on current highlighter, Rewritten "Remove comments", now it's based on current syntax highlighter, Fixed: Import/export HTML, XML and TEXT themes, Bug that char "9" cause end of keyword, Export source to HTML

09.09.2016 - Piew 4.70

Added: Support for russian codepage CP866, New functionality Hide lines (Alt + H) Updated: Better description of font charsets (codepages) in editor settings, Code explorer has better synchronization with source (problem with deleting, adding and moving lines), Bookmarking rewrited (added support for more types) Fixed: Initial state for bookmarks icons, Not working Delete Annotation

06.07.2016 - PL Plugin for Total Commander 1.70

Added: crash on writing error log into write protected directory. Now is log created in Total Commander directory and only in case if there is write access

26.06.2016 - Piew 4.60

Added: Move Up/Down Line in Edit/Block section (Ctrl + Shift + Up/Down), Folding for keywords: CONSTRUCTOR & DESTRUCTOR, New style: TASK MARKER. Highlight words ADD DELETE MODIFY TODO when found in comment (case sensitive) Updated: Find string is now global for all opened windows, Default colors in Themes, New icons (application + file associations), New version dll (3.6.6) Fixed: Problems with syntax highlighting when scrolling down in some special cases

03.05.2016 - WinPL 2.0

Added Support for V11 PROGRESS libraries, Find now doesn't select items - F3 for find next, Shift+F3 find previous item, Sort columns

28.03.2016 - P32Dasm 2.8

Only Turkish translation added (TccT)