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Limitations of the Express version

This help presents some differences between WINDEV Mobile 24 Express and "WINDEV Mobile 24 commercial version".
Reminder: WINDEV Mobile 24 Express is a limited version of WINDEV Mobile 24. This version allows you to discover the main features of WINDEV Mobile 24.
To check all the features of WINDEV Mobile 24, some examples of "WINDEV Mobile 24 commercial version" are supplied with this trial version.

Main limitations of the Express version
  • The performance of the applications developed with the Express version as well as some processes of the editors may be slowed down.
  • Some elements handled by WINDEV Mobile 24 Express are prefixed by "EXPRESS".
  • A project created with "WINDEV Mobile 24 commercial version" cannot be opened by WINDEV Mobile 24 Express.
  • A project or an element created with WINDEV 24 Express can be opened by "WINDEV 24 commercial version". To use the project (or the elements) of the Express version without inopportune messages, the project (or the elements) must be saved with "WINDEV Mobile 24 commercial version". For the project, an upgrade of the project may also be required: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, expand "Recompile and synchronize" and select "Repair the project (Upgrade the project)".
  • WINDEV Mobile 24 Express does not allow you to import projects developed with the earlier versions.
  • The Source Code Manager (SCM), used to share and manage the resources (source code, windows, reports, ... ) is not available.
  • WINDEV Mobile 24 Express cannot be used in network by several developers. Only a single-computer use is allowed.

Note: A project created with an earlier Express version (WINDEV Mobile 20 Express for example) can be opened and handled by WINDEV Mobile 24 Express.

Limitations specific to each editor

  Express version Commercial version
Project editor    
Login window Not available in the Express version  
Windows per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Windows per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Reports per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Classes per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 8,000
Sets of procedures per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Procedures per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 5,000 for each project element
Global or locale variables per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 65,500
Processes of a project: Maximum number of lines Limited in the Express version 65,500
Number of components imported into a project Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Elements in a project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Application RAD: Number of files taken into account Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Languages of a project Limited in the Express version 64
Renaming the framework Not allowed in the Express version Allowed
Common renamed framework Not allowed in the Express version Allowed
Importing a Visual Basic or Access project Not allowed in the Express version Available
Component
  • A component created with the Express version cannot be imported into a project created with WINDEV commercial version.
  • The components used by a project cannot be translated in the Express version.
 
Internal component: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Various
  • No RAD pattern can be created in the Express version.
  • The stand-alone messaging is not available in the Express version.
 
Window editor    
Controls per window: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 5,000
Procedures per window: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 5,000
Process: Maximum number of lines Limited in the Express version 65,500
Languages selected for a window: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 64
Internal windows: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Window templates: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Control templates: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Various At run time, "Express Version" is displayed in the windows created with the Express version.  
Report editor    
Controls per report: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 5,000
Procedures per report: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 5,000
Process: Maximum number of lines Limited in the Express version 65,500
Languages selected for a report: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 64
Various
  • "Express Version" is displayed in the "Start of document" block of the reports created with the Express version.
  • The PDF format cannot be used as report background in the Express version.
 
Data model editor    
Files: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 65,535
Items per file: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 65,535
Keys per file: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 65,535
Items per analysis: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 65,535
Various
  • Each file created with the Express version contains an item named "EXPRESS VERSION".
 
Query editor    
Files per query: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Help editor    
  Not available in the Express version Available
Modeling editor    
Templates: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Objects per template: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
UML editor    
Objects per diagram Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Engine of HFSQL database    
Files, aliases, views or queries opened simultaneously: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Files that can be described dynamically by HDescribeFile, HDeclare, HDeclareExternal, HAliasExternal, HDBOpen, HDBCreation: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Files that can be opened in transaction: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Assisted universal replication (ReplicEdit, ReplicAdmin and ReplicSynchro) Not available in the Express version Available
Logged replication:
  • Per network: Maximum number of files that can be used:
  • Per movable support: Maximum number of files that can be used:
Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Generated executables    
Various
  • A warning message is regularly displayed when using the applications created with the Express version.
  • The applications created with the Express version are automatically closed once they have been used during 1 hour.
  • The lifetime of the applications created with the Express version is limited (a few weeks).
  • The generation of applications for Android is available in the Express version. However, the Express version cannot be used to sign the applications.
  • The generation of applications for iPhone/iPad is available in the Express version.
  • The generation of applications in Windows Store App mode is not available in the Express version.
  • The generation of applications in Apple Watch mode is not available in the Express version.
 
Setup editor    
Files that can be installed: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of the current computer)
Various
  • The Express version does not allow you to download the framework.
 
Various limitations    
 
  • The tools are in Express version: they have the same limits as the executables generated with the Express version.
  • "WDConver" (tool for importing the external databases) is not available in the Express version.
  • "WDModFic" (tool for applying the modifications made to the data files in the data model editor to the end-user computers) is not available in the Express version.
  • The optional native accesses (Oracle, SQL Server, AS/400, Informix, etc.) are not available in the Express version..
  • The RTF text editor is not available in the Express version.
 
Free Technical Support    
  Not available for the Express version.
See the official newsgroups for more details.
15 free queries (phone and email).