ViaDuct Professional &
Standard Edition Features
* indicates features available with
Professional Edition only.
* indicates features new to ViaDuct
Choose from over 40 terminal emulation's,
which offer color capabilities, virtual windowing, and graphic
file support. You can even create your own custom terminal
Transfer data from your existing
database into DBF, WKS, XLS, and other popular PC file formats.
Also transfer data host-to-host or PC-to-PC. MVExplorer now
makes file transfer even easier.
Systems resource requirements are
greatly reduced. This allows you to run ViaDuct and other
applications with no impact on work station performance. Already
providing the fastest host to PC file transfer available,
ViaDuct FX improves PC to Host file transfer speeds by a factor
of up to 10.
ViaDuct FX's Win 95 Explorer-like
interface allows users to drag and drop files and items from
a MultiValue account into the Windows environment. Menus allow
the creation of files and items on the host system, the manipulation
of host system items and files, and, using ViaDuct FX's file
transfer mechanism, the movement of files between the host
system and PC, while converting the data into friendly formats
for target applications on the PC.
ViaDuct FX includes MVEdit, a Windows
editor for host items, including normal data items, dictionary
definitions and MultiValued items. Its MultiValue-aware grid
lets the user visually display and edit common MultiValue
items. MVEdit also assists in the development of Data/Basic
pro-grams with its syntax completion feature.
Automate any combination of ViaDuct
functions, such as graphic display and mouse support, with
your existing applications.
Easily copy and paste text between
host screen and Windows applications using the Windows Clipboard.
Supports TCP/IP, Serial, and PicLan
connectivity for all popular network configurations.
Create "live" DDE (Dynamic Data
Exchange) links between your database and DDE-capable Windows
Runs on the latest versions of Windows
including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000
New load and go registration - The
product is pre-registered and does not require additional
contact with Via Systems.
Active Screen Technology
The ViaDuct FX host screen, by default,
can identify a user's mouse clicks, and act on them appropriately.
Click on a menu number, and that response will be sent to
the waiting host program. Click on a web address, and your
web browser will be opened to that site. In addition, Active
Screen Technology is completely programmable from within the
MultiValue environment, allowing developers to include "hot
spots" that activate other Windows programs, send specific
instructions to the host environment, or run any of ViaDucts
control language functions. Once the Active Screen definitions
have been sent to ViaDuct, they can be programmatically saved
and recalled during another ViaDuct FX session, or used all
across your ViaDuct FX network.
The TCL Wizard is designed to provide
easier data access, and point-and-click Windows integration
with your multivalue data. Answer a few, non-technical questions,
and the TCL Wizard will display and print reports, transfer
data, or build graphs and charts. Your queries can be saved
and re-executed, or modified, at any time. The full power
of your MultiValue hosts inquiry language is available through
the TCL Wizard, but its questions are so carefully tailored,
and clearly explained, that even a novice user can quickly
A blazingly fast, industry-standard
communication method, FTP is used to transfer data to and
from Unix or Windows/NT hosts.
New User Interface
The interface now includes a convenient
toolbar which offers one button access to commonly used functions
such as file transfer, Connection Wizard, MVExplorer, Capture,
the Via web site, and more.
& Auto GUI
ViaDuct's Visual Data/Basic programming
language has been a successful tool for countless developers,
but ViaDuct FX makes using it even simpler. Use the AutoGUI
Graphical Wizard to convert Data/Basic programs into simple
Visual Data/Basic programs. Or, for finer control of your
user interface, run the AutoGUI converter in "Interactive"
mode, and generate a custom graphical program from your existing
The industry's premier Windows support
tools have gotten even more powerful! mvExplorer now allows
you to search through your data files for desired search strings,
just like the regular Windows Explorer "Find" mechanism. mvEdit
now supports context-sensitive help for the documents you're
editing, so you can press the help key during program development
for on-line syntax information on ViaDuct's control language
and Visual Data/Basic extensions.