Transition from older versions to PROMOTIC 8
The PROMOTIC version 7.5
(no matter if 7.5.0
or higher) is very important because all currently running PROMOTIC applications (if the upgrade to the PROMOTIC 8
version is wanted) will have to go through this version first
. The PROMOTIC version 8
is able to work only with applications, that went through the version PROMOTIC 7.5
. The main reason is, that PROMOTIC version 8
no longer contains algorithms for conversion very old applications.
The PROMOTIC version 8
no longer supports some very old (not offered for a very long time) technologies. Therefore in this version 7.5
, there is a new item "Warnings
" in the INFO system, that is displaying warnings regarding the usage of obsolete components in current application.
One additional item that is no longer available since version PROMOTIC 8
is the "MDI type main window"
. The main reason for that is the fact, that using the PmaWorkspace
object as a main window is positively much simpler, more general and practical than the "MDI window". If the application is using the "MDI" (all applications older than PROMOTIC 7
), then this fact will also be highlighted in the "Warnings
" item of the INFO system
and the designer can simply transform his application in order to use the main window of the PmaWorkspace
Because the PROMOTIC version 8
no longer supports the obsolete saving formats, it is necessary for those who use Compound Pmg objects
(these objects are saved in independent files with the *.pmi
extension), to transform these objects into version PROMOTIC 7.5