The Application Framework
The Development Center provides an Application Framework for building Zim applications. The Framework is a collection of Zim objects and programs that provide facilities that are common to all Zim applications. By using the Framework, you can construct applications more quickly and more accurately.
The Framework is based on a standard application model for Zim applications – a model of how all Zim applications should be organized. Within this model, the Framework provides support for
- easily building both event driven and traditional application driven applications
- easily building data entry applications
- common generic application components that appear in many applications
Applications generated by the Development Center make extensive use of the Framework. If you write your own application code directly, you can choose to not to use the Framework or you can use some or all of its facilities. For more information, see About the Application Framework.