FormatVB, VBFormat, PackVB, VBPack, CompareVB, VBCompare, XrefVB,
StatsVB, VBStats and FormatCPP are Trademarks (") of Performance Software, Int'l. (PSI).
Nothing improves the maintainability
of an application more than the readability of
the source code. FormatVBNet is a program that will improve the maintainability of
an application by reformatting the source code into a readable and consistent
format. It is a program that does much more than just ensure proper indents. It
will split WinAPI Declares into multiple lines, split Block Headers (Functions
and Subs) into multiple lines. It will insert blank lines at strategic locations. It
will remove excess blank lines between code blocks... and much more! FormatVBNet
is extremely useful in ensuring a consistent format within a developmental group;
and it is worth its weight in gold when dealing with code written by others.
*** Features of FormatVBNet ***
1) Fast execution.
2) Extensive Formatting Capabilities.
3) Reformatting in-place (no output filename required).
4) User Preferences stored in an INI file (no Command Line
5) Automatic creation of backup files.
6) Process entire Projects with one command.
7) Process entire Project Groups with one command.
8) Process specific files; i.e. MyFile.vb
9) Process generic class of files; i.e., *.*, *.sln, *.prj.
10) Automatic creation of a Restore.bat file that allows
easy return to the state just prior to executing
11) Fast and easy to install; fast and easy to remove.
12) Does not alter the Registry.
*** Advantages of FormatVBNet ***
The major advantage of FormatVBNet is to enforce a consistent and
very readable format for source code that is developed inhouse.
This reduces the cost of software maintenance very significantly.
Anyone that has developed code can attest to the fact that well
formatted source code is much easier to read and much easier to
maintain than source code that is not well formatted.
Another major advantage is realized when you have to deal with
code that is developed by others; whether it be source code that
is supplied with many of the programming books, a purchased
application -- or sample applications. The code produced by code
generators also falls into this category.
The best way to appreciate the capabilities of FormatVBNet is to view a batch of
source code used as input to FormatVBNet and then examine the output that is
produced by FormatVBNet from that input. To demonstrate the capabilities of
FormatVBNet, the sample input file has been mutilated to represent a worst case
scenario. You will not find it easy to read.
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know what you think by clicking the EMail
link below. Feedback is appreciated.
The evaluation copy is limited to an
input filesize of 30Kb. This allows the
unregistered version to be used by students and by those that have only small
to medium size projects.
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