Constructor/MDRAD Power Features


Constructor/MDRAD brings you even more productivity with:

 

Model Repository Browser

  • Keep your Constructor models on your web server or local machine and use them as templates for your new models.
  • Drag and Drop from the Model Browser window direct into your model.
  • Drag in single classes, related classes, or associations (to add two classes plus their relationships and references).
  • Drag in individual Attributes to an existing Class.

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Database Comparison Utility

The free Database Comparison Utility makes use of Constructor's Database Schema import routines to provide the following features, which you can continue to use even if you do not purchase Constructor:

  • Drag/Drop Connections from the IDE Server Explorer on to the Database Compare window
  • View differences between Tables, Views, Columns, Relationships and Stored Procedures
  • Check for differences in data as well as schema.
  • Comparison between different databases e.g. SQL 7 and SQL Server 2000
  • Short message and indicator shows where schema difference exists
  • Script tab provides schema synchronization T-SQL
  • View schema detail down to 'facet' such as column type, procedure parameter length, relationship parent/child column name
  • View differences only or view whole schema
  • Display differences in actual data for the selected table
  • Shows whether a row only exists in one of the databases
  • Side-by-side comparison of selected row's data

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ObjectFactory and ObjectSet Component

  • Drag a class from your model straight onto your Windows or Web form.
  • Then use it as the data source for your data grid or other bound control.
  • Sort and Filter properties provided.
  • Extremely useful for your list sources and for viewing hieracrhical data.
  • Design-time ObjectFactory shows the columns in the grid as standard.
  • Options to auto-fill the data source, or use a query and criteria to fine tune the data retrieved.
  • Facility to allow/disallow editing in data grid.
  • For Web applications, there is an option to maintain currency and apply two-way data binding to simplify your code-behind.

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