The UD6/CMtool Driver stores your Uniface source code in plain ASCII text files in XML format. This means that your proc code, registers, entity and field definitions and your components can all be edited using the IDF or any text based editor.
This is the key to being able to use any Version Control / Configuration Management tool. Once your source code is controlled by PVCS, CVS/CVSNT, ClearCase eChange Man etc, you can easily revert to any previous version of your code, and even report on the differences between versions.
However, due to the way which Uniface encrypts the 'form paint tableau' of a FORM Component, changes to the position, size and attributes of objects on the screen can be difficult to distinguish, until now.
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What no other solution offers
The March Hare UD6 Option Pack has the ability to convert the form paint tableau to and from XML, and many other formats.
When UD6/CMtool is used in conjunction with the UD6 Option Pack DLL, the form paint tableau is converted into human readable XML tags, and a simple 'picture' of the form using HTML.
Now merging or differencing changes to the layout of Uniface form components is simple.
Additionally when you open the component's XML file in Internet Explorer 5 you can literally see what the form component looks like, and when you open the XML file in an editor, you can easily alter the size, placement and attributes of any painted object.
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