Absoft Window Environment Application Framework
Automatically Build Graphical Program Interfaces for Windows, Mac & Linux
Absoft's AWE solves the problem of how to easily add a modern graphical user interface to legacy Fortran applications. A full window and menu system is created with no additional programming. Further visual impact and utility is provided through easily created input forms, spread sheet windows, plots and charts. AWE is included as a free, standard feature of Absoft Pro Fortran on Windows, OS X and Linux. AWE is part of the Absoft Pro Fortran advantage: bundling advanced compiler technology, visual tools, and development libraries in one, easy to use package.
AWE is EASY - No need to learn system specific APIs. Typically, adding visual impact and utility to new or legacy Fortran code requires a separate learning curve and platform specific code for each supported operating environment. Absoft's AWE provides a platform independent interface on all three major platforms with little or no additional coding.
AWE is implemented as set of run time libraries which are incorporated into your program at link time. Combining your existing source code with AWE is simply a matter of selecting an additional option in the Absoft Developer Tools Interface. The result is a double clickable applications with a standard window supporting FORTRAN READ and WRITE statements as well as a customizable menu system. More advanced input forms, plots, charts, and spread sheet windows can be added with a minimum of additional code.
Little Coding is Needed with AWE for Big Results:How Your Program and AWE Work Together
Additional AWE text windows files
may be opened and connected to Fortran units with extensions to the
An AWE application is an MDI (Multiple Document Interface) or SDI (Single Document Interface) type of application. For an MDI application there is an application frame window that can support multiple document windows within that frame. For SDI applications, all document windows are opened in there own frames
Additional text windows can be created with the Fortran OPEN statement. An AWE window no limit on the number of characters or lines.
AWE provides a number of functions
for adding menu commands, providing routines that respond to user menu selections, and modifying menu items. New menus and menu commands are added to the AWE default menu. Full descriptions of these functions are provided in the Absoft User Guide.
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