R.A.D. stands for "Rapid Application Development". The RAD is used to automatically build an application, which means all necessary windows, reports and queries.
As already seen, to develop an application in WINDEV, you must create a project and an analysis (if necessary). The analysis contains the definition of the structures of data files used in the processes.
The RAD module of WINDEV is based on this analysis. The RAD module includes a wizard allowing you to choose the application template to generate (the RAD pattern) and the main options regarding the operating mode of your application.
|WINDEV is supplied with several "RAD patterns" allowing you to generate several application templates. You also have the ability to create your own RAD patterns.|
See Creating a RAD pattern for more details.
The windows, the reports, the queries and the code generated by RAD can be customized. You also have the ability to modify the types of controls, the default values, ...
The RAD can also be used to generate several types of windows, it is the window RAD. The Window RAD is available when a new window is created in your application.
Let's see how to use the Project RAD module.
|RID (Rapid graphical Interface Design)|
WINDEV also allows you to generate windows containing the controls linked to the analysis items only. The code required for these windows to operate must be written by the developer.