Visual Expert is a must-have solution for the maintenance of your PowerBuilder and Database code
"If I change this, what is the effect?"
Estimate what you should modify to accomplish a change.
Don't break your application after a change!
Generate a CRUD matrix showing which programs access your data.
For instance, which DW or Procedures Create/Read/Update/Delete which Tables.
Display Call Trees: callers and callees for Functions and events.
Explore all possible execution paths.
Drill down in the code, click on referenced methods or variables to see their definitions.
Call trees help evaluate the effects of modifications to your code.
Generate documentation from your code; create reference manuals in HTML.
Update your documentation on a regular basis (scheduled job).
Document the references in your code and navigate between these using hyperlinks.
Share knowledge with teammates.
Compare 2 versions of your application:
Cleanup the code. Streamline maintenance efforts. Avoid unexpected behavior.
When maintaining complex Applications, you may need to learn more about the code.
In such cases, Visual Expert is the perfect companion for PowerBuilder.
Explore the application structure. Understand its inner working.
Navigate in your code via hyperlinks: each reference comes with a link to the referenced item.
Tooltips provide useful information about objects, methods, and variables.
Explore inheritance dependencies between PB objects.
Lots of advanced features will screen your code under various angles.
Using VE's features allows a much quicker turnaround, reduces expenses and frees up resources for more productive work.
(The) More you work with Visual Expert - more you understand how convenient it is. (...) I cannot remember so powerful a tool that allows a user to become familiar with a new application in literally a few hours