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ODABA GUI framework and tools

Besides the database, ODABA provides several development tools summarized in ODABA Development Environment (ODE). ODE tools handle application resources stored in an application resource database. ODE tools support all phases of a production life cycle beginning with problem analysis via database and application design and implementation up to documentation and maintenance.

In addition to APIs ODABA supports a GUI frame work. The ODABA GUI framework is a technology based on Active Data Link (ADL), which passes database events to GUI controls in order to automatically fill data in GUI forms and lists. The GUI framework supports implementing GUI applications based on database model.

GUI tools are provided, which allow designing complex GUI applications by mouse clicks or drag and drop. Since the GUI framework transforms data events into GUI events, filling and updating lists and fields in a GUI application is not a task of application programming anymore.