Saving Control Builder Pro project to disk
Does anybody know is it possible to save a Control Builder Professional project as a set of files, so it can be opened on other PC or for backup purposes? And if it is possible, how can I do it?
In Compact Control Builder which looks like Control Builder Pro are functions "Save as" and "Open", but in CB Pro they don't exist.
Thanks in advance!
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From your comments to the previous answer, you say you want to send Application Code updates to a customer.
To do this, you need to use the "Import/Export" function.
Before you develop any code in an off-site system, you must ensure that you have the same 800xA program versions and extensions and that your off-line system is identical to the customer's system. Assuming you have done this properly, you need to export your changed Programs and Object types and send the afw files to the customer.
To make this much easier, I would recommend you set up a "Repository". There are instructions in how to do this in the Engineering Manuals. It takes a little time to set up, but once done it will handle all of the the dependencies etc and ensure that you are Exporting everything you need when you make changes to a single program or application etc. All you need to do then is Right Click on the Program or Library and select "Send To Repository". This creates an AfW file in your repository that you can send to the customer.
When your customer tries to import the code to their system, it will overwrite their existing code. So it is important the you work closely with your customer to make sure you dont overwrite code that should not be changed.
When you save an 800xA Project in Compact Control Builder format, you loose all of the 800xA aspect information - so no faceplates, display elements, graphics etc. Only the application code is exported. it is possible to bring the code back into an 800xA system again, but your Aspect information is entirely lost.