What's new in 2.7 Features List..
. VO 2.7 Has been completely re-compiled in Microsoft Visual Studio 7.1. Why was this done ?
Visual Objects 2.5c/2.6 was compiled in Visual C 5.0. This Microsoft product was release almost 7 years ago, and of course like all things software, Microsoft has done a good job on improving the quality of its compiler. New standard classes in the Microsoft Runtime were now available for managing memory in a standard way.In July of 2002 the GrafX Software Development Team began the monumental task of converting the code from the C5 compiler to the C7 compiler. Tens of thousands of errors were discovered in the Visual Objects C5 code. Over the course of the next 7 months these errors were corrected, and we began to see a more stable VO emerging. Still we faced many problems even though we had the code compiling on with the highest warnings set on. Finally after months of work, VO 2.7 is now in beta. Moving the CAVO 2.6 code to Microsoft Visual Studio 7.1 was a risky move. It would have been much easier to leave the code in C5 and continue to patch the Visual Objects product, just as it had been done in the past. GrafX took a bold step in doing this conversion. All of the time spent in moving Visual Objects 2.7 from C5 to C7 are not features that you can see or touch, but make VO 2.7 the best version of Visual Objects ever. The decision to make this costly move was based on GrafX's belief that Visual Objects has a strong future as a development product. 2. The Visual Objects Repository CodeAs VO developers know, much of Visual Objects is written in Visual Objects. This was another area, that drastically need attention. All of the code that makes up your Visual Objects 2.7 Repository has been cleaned up, and run thought the Visual Objects compiler at the highest warnings. Many potential bugs we discovered in the course of doing this. As a result of this exercise new tools for development had to be written. The result of these tools, you now will have the code that makes up your system repository delivered to you on the same CD as the product itself. No more, Repo & SDK out of sync.
o Project Oriented.
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o Class/Method Sorting user definable.
Shown here is the new VO 2.7 setup dialog.
o Run Multiple Instances of V.O.
o Registry moved to .cfg files (Completely Documented)(WIP....Show Config File jpg here).o Cut Copy Paste/ GoTo's in Editor
(WIP Cut Copy Paste jpg here.)
A few comments from Beta Testers
I´m very impressed by the progress that was made by 2.7!
It's great to be here! Already I am seeing BIG productivity gains just from two
The improvements are substantial. I think that the
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