- Use menu File/Open Source... to find
your application. The source file name and TD version info. are
displayed, as well as a generated TEXT/.APT output file name. If that
file already exists, you are prompted for a different name.
Your output file will always be saved in TEXT format. Click on the radio
button of the version you want to convert the file to. You can convert a
TEXT file to a version newer than TD-Converter, but you cannot convert a
BINARY file to a newer version.
- If the file is in BINARY format, CDK InitFromFile() and
SaveOutlineAsText() functions are used to first convert your source file
to TEXT format. (NOTE: for TDv5.1, TEXT format is *required*.)
WARNING: If your BINARY appl. has include APLs, these are also converted
by the CDK functions. If you need to, use TD-Convert on these APLs to
your target version.
- If you select a version newer than your source file, only the Outline
Version number is changed. If you select a version older than your
source file, TD-Converter will convert
'down' to your final version:
TDv5.2 --> TDv4.1/4.2 --> TDv4.0 --> TDv3.0 --> CTDv2.1 --> CTDv1.5 -->
In this case, the Outline Version number is updated for your target
version, and outline items are commented out or removed if unavailable
in that earlier version. Select which in the Preferences menu. The
Preferences dialog box also contains of what is modified for each
version of Team Developer.
Most converted appls. should now be able to be read in by that version
of TD. What is NOT converted are any version-dependent include libs. or
external functions libraries. You may also need to hand edit some CDK
classes, depending on the version of your application.