26 August 1999 (C9916) ~ Contemporary plc, the specialist in application development solutions, has announced the immediate availability of two upgrades to APEX Software components: True DBInput Pro and True DataControl. True DBInput Pro 6.0 is a collection of eight high-quality, data-aware ActiveX input controls and five objects designed for Microsoft Visual Studio database front-end application development. Replacing True DBWizard 5.0, True DataControl 6.0 is an enhanced ActiveX data control that replaces the standard Microsoft ADO data control (ADODC) in Visual Basic 6 to give you data control at both design and run time. True DataControl uses application logic and advanced features that free developers from the hours of coding formerly needed to build intuitive database front-end applications. Available now from Contemporary plc, True DBInput Pro is £220 and True DataControl is £220 + VAT.
True DBInput Pro 6.0
This release not only replaces and extends Visual Basic’s text, calendar, mask, edit box, and frame controls, but its features add further functionality with more than 100 new properties, methods, and events.
Included in the eight ActiveX input controls are two new ones: TDBCalendar displays up to 12 months of date information and provides international character support, enhanced calendar displays, and holiday settings. TDBContainer3D applies three-dimensional effects to controls inside containers.
The five ActiveX objects in True DataControl 6.0 have been developed specifically for financial applications to ease calculation of dates and times; manage holidays, and perform complicated tax calculations.
Other enhanced features include full support for Internet Explorer and other ActiveX-compatible browsers; character filtering; international character and format support; OLE drag and drop; smooth input and navigation; spin buttons to quickly increment and decrement values; vertical text alignment; caption settings to tailor both background colours and 3D text effects; insert/overwrite mode for editing; password masking; and a migration utility that automatically converts projects developed in the 5.0 version of True DBInput to version 6.0. True DBInput Pro 6.0 has free run-time distribution.
True DBInput Pro 6.0 works with Visual Basic 5.0 or 6.0 and Visual Studio 5.0 and 6.0 with full support for ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) 2.0, Data Access Objects (DAO), and Remote Data Objects (RDO).
True DataControl 6.0
True DataControl 6.0 is not just a new data source, it is a data source with logic. It enables developers to specify application logic where it belongs, in the data source. This specification of application logic allows for robust, manageable and scalable applications. It includes standard database functions and such advanced features as ad-hoc queries, find and bookmark dialogs. There are no royalty fees for distribution.
RAD: It eliminates manual coding by allowing developers to specify application logic, data relationships and user interface features in a non-procedural manner. True DataControl enforces these guidelines at run-time and can easily combine them with procedural code.
True DataControl 6.0 provides ready-to-use intelligent features to create powerful, user-friendly applications. One such feature is query mode, which provides truly flexible and versatile ad-hoc query capabilities to applications in a matter of minutes. True DataControl 6.0 also removes a limitation of all standard VB data sources by permitting use of parameters in the underlying SQL statement design time. Expressions can also be assigned to parameters so they may be used without manual coding.
True DataControl 6.0 can be used within Visual Basic 6.0, Internet Explorer 4.0 and 5.0, Visual C++ 6.0, and in any Microsoft development environment that can bind to an ADO/OLE DB data source.
About Contemporary: Contemporary plc (formerly Contemporary Software Ltd) delivers information technology solutions to businesses of all sizes. The company provides consultancy, training, system implementation, application development and technical support. These services are based on an extensive portfolio of software products for which Contemporary is the exclusive UK distributor. Contemporary’s Head Office is in Ascot, with a Technology Centre in Exeter and Training Centre in Windsor. For more information, visit http://www.contemporary.co.uk.
David Whitehead, Contemporary plc, Tel: 01344 873434 x215 Fax: 01344 872228
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