Clarion Handy Tools ™ 


CHT Build 26D.00.00

Build 26D.00.00 Features

The entire CHT template user interface has been revised for clarity, ease of use and compatibility between the Clarion versions - C91, C10, C11, and C11.1. While the Clarion IDE's template interface provided with Clarion 11 and 11.1 supplies more interface text room than do Clarion 91 and Clarion 10, the template design we've developed requires no special code in order to display correctly and clearly in all Clarion versions addressed. Our template and class code for C91, C10, C11 and C11.1 is identical.

Yes, CHT Templates and classes for all covered Clarion versions provide identical, tested, code. If you build a C91 app with only ABC and CHT templates in it, for instance, you can migrate it to C10, C11, or C11.1 without changes and compile it there and run it there. There's no need to buy anything else, since our CHT license covers all four of these Clarion versions, you may install any or all of our CHT versions for these 4 Clarions all at the same time.

Many of you may want to, install multiple CHT instances for a single Clarion IDE (the one you like best) installed multiple times. Our installer supports you doing that.

Easy Movement:
Between Clarion Versions

Moving applications forward, from C91 to C10 to C11 to C11.1 works well and moving apps easily between C10, C11 and C11.1 in either direction works equally well.

We do it here all the time in order to avoid having to re-work our demo app suite separately for each Clarion version.

This easy upward movement of apps to later (higher) Clarion versions, does not necessarily apply, of course, if your app is full of NON-CHT 3rd party templates. In other words, a common source of incompatibility between Clarion application versions can be NON-CHT third-party templates. Staying with ABC and CHT templates only, is your best assurance of forward and upward application mobility and flexibility.

Forward compatibility has been proven to you time and again over the years. We have CHT example applications built originally years ago, still in use, which compile and run as always with the latest CHT version using the latest Clarion version.

Our web page server, HNDSLFSV.APP, for example, was first built with Clarion 5.5 and CHT templates and Classes. We still ship this app as an example and we still use a minor variation of it, daily, as our own web page server today.

CHT Templates since then, have evolved, of course, as has Clarion. The application has evolved too, but it progressed effotlessly, simply by using a later Clarion, incorporating a later CHT version and folding any new features into the application from later Clarion IDE's and later CHT builds.

An Abundance of:
Example + Utility Applications

CHT provides an abundance of example applications (127 this build). Each app features numerous CHT templates. Get to know these applications and what they have to teach. We have an application summary document located at:
CHT Applications Summary - HTML

CHT Applications Summary - PDF

Fourty-four of these "example" applications are pre-compiled, code signed and are located in your /clarion/accessory/bin/ directory. Some of these are called from our templates and act as CHT/Clarion support utilities.

Here is a small, random sampling...

** CHT Compile/Project Manager Utility...

** Text+Code Search Utility...

** Clarion Template Registry Utility...

** NET Email Example Utility...

** SMTP Email Example Utility...

** CHT Bulk Code Signing Utility...

** CHT File Encryption/Decryption Utility...

** CHT's Subscriber-Only Forum Utility...

** Developer Application Backup Utility...

** CHT's Container Maker/Extractor Utility...

The source code for all of the above utilities and at least 117 more is provided for you use, to study, and/or to borrow parts from, by importing procedures from them into your own applications.

Many of the things you might want to build or may have considered building yourself, are here waiting to be discovered. They can provide your own apps with a generous supply of ideas, examples and readily importable components.

It's now your turn to make the first move! Get to know CHT demo apps, utilities and code-import source applications!

Get building something awesome with your favorite Clarion IDE, our incredible templates and resources, and your clever brains!


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