This topic briefly describes the main elements of the PatchFactory interface.
File, View, and Help menus are always shown while Group, Product, Version, Component(s), Difference(s), Patch(es) - only when the appropriate node is selected within the Product Tree.
Select the appropriate topic to read about commands of a particular menu.
The next interface item is the control panel. It is placed below menus. You may use control panel buttons to:
|·||open/save/add Groups (pfg-files), Products (pfp-files), or Versions (pfv-files);|
|·||compile/build differences and patches;|
|·||add files to version components;|
|·||view/edit global program Preferences;|
Main program window consists of four subwindows.
They are Product Tree window, Properties window, Output log window, and Messages window.
|·||Product Tree window is used to navigate through Groups of software products, software products, versions of software products, their differences and patches.|
Available actions with tree elements can be made if you right-click with your mouse on the appropriate element.
|·||Properties window is used to view / edit properties of the corresponding Product Tree element, such as Product, Version, Difference, or Patch.|
Select the appropriate node within the Product Tree to view/modify properties of tree elements .
You can also switch between properties of available products within Group using tabstops at the head of the Properties window.
|·||Output log window is used to view output log of performed operations.|
|·||Messages window is used to view output messages such as warnings or errors.|