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    Vito Guest

    Tools to view app architecture/design


    Hi Deborah:

    What tools does your firm use to examine the architecture/design of existing
    VB apps?

    My company is about to upgrade a large legacy VB5/6 app. Most of the original

    development team is gone - dot-com fever. Current technical docs are scarce.
    We
    want a tool that will read the existing source code (all is not lost - we
    do have the
    original source) and generate high level views of that source: class definitions
    and
    relationships, relationships between class module and our database; relationships

    between class modules themselves; program calling sequences, things like
    that.
    A picture is worth a thousand words.

    Can you suggest tools we should investigate? What does InStep use? Thanks.

    Vito

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    Deborah Kurata Guest

    Re: Tools to view app architecture/design

    You can use the reverse engineering feature of Visual Modeler. The nice
    thing is that you already have it for free! It is in the Add-Ins menu.

    Good luck!
    Deborah

    Vito wrote in message <38fc962e$1@news.devx.com>...
    >
    >Hi Deborah:
    >
    > What tools does your firm use to examine the architecture/design of

    existing
    >VB apps?
    >
    > My company is about to upgrade a large legacy VB5/6 app. Most of the

    original
    >
    >development team is gone - dot-com fever. Current technical docs are

    scarce.
    >We
    >want a tool that will read the existing source code (all is not lost - we
    >do have the
    >original source) and generate high level views of that source: class

    definitions
    >and
    >relationships, relationships between class module and our database;

    relationships
    >
    >between class modules themselves; program calling sequences, things like
    >that.
    >A picture is worth a thousand words.
    >
    > Can you suggest tools we should investigate? What does InStep use?

    Thanks.
    >
    >Vito
    >



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