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Author Topic: Save form in XML format  (Read 558 times)

Groffy

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Save form in XML format
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:16:31 am »
Just curious, somebody using this fuctionality? What is it good for? AFAIK its not possible to change the form file format to XML. Am I wrong?

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Thaddy

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Re: Save form in XML format
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 10:46:26 am »
Just write some XSLT to achieve that, but why? XML is so last century.... (I must have some code lying around for that, though)
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Re: Save form in XML format
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 02:27:08 pm »
I'm curious, too. That feature has been in the IDE since ages, but I never know what it is good for.

Groffy

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Re: Save form in XML format
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 02:56:43 pm »
XML is so last century....

*.lfm format is antique, proprietary and non standard (is there an officialy definition??) but still exists out of legacy reasons. My question was about, why somebody implemented an xml-export without having the option to manage forms in Lazarus projects with an xml definition file as default?


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