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#1 Rob Donovan

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 03:01 PM

ProIV IDE is the New ProIV Development Environment, and stands for "ProIV Interactive Development Environment"

Its completely written in Visual Basic.

The reason I wrote this was because I (and also talking to many other people) was fed up of the serious lack of a good editor for ProIV

ProIV IDE communicates with ProIV via the standard Bus & Tasks that is supported by ProIV.

Bus & Tasks is a fast method for external languages (like VB & C) being able to communicate with ProIV.

ProIV IDE uses intuitive toolbars and uses all the standard windows features and is fully Windows XP themed.

All features are easy to find, and things are where you would expect them.

ProIV IDE directly modifies the native bootstrap code, so its very fast. There is no 'extra' layer like SuperLayer and VIP because this just slows things down and is not a good idea. So there is no conversion or special import needed to use ProIV IDE, you can just start using it, if you are using pure native (ie @MOD,ProAide, Developer Studio)

If you are using SuperLayer, then I will also, at some point be creating a function that will 'clean up' SuperLayer native code, so that it is more readable within a native editor like ProIV IDE.

I am thinking about if I need to make ProIV IDE also write to the VIP bootstraps, but this will be a switchable option, because it will slow down the operation of ProIV. And currently due to the lack of people using VIP it is not my priority.

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#2 Bob Filipiak

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 09:37 PM

Rob,

This should be interesting to see in action, especially for us @MOD'ers

I would be quite interested in how IDE would interact with existing native code.

Bob Filipiak

#3 Rob Donovan

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Posted 06 August 2003 - 11:10 AM

Hi,

You should find it fairly easy to understand your native code.

I've tried to keep it similar, so that the learning curve is small, since companies don’t want to have to re-train all their staff, and people who have used ProIV for years can still understand it.

I've also included the new 'Function Tree' view, as that is a more 'windows' look to things and hopefully you can see the function structure alot clearer in that view.

Rob D.



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