The Aptify Framework is a powerful and versatile platform that helps developers quickly create new business applications leveraging Aptify’s core product functionality.
When working with the Aptify desktop client, building on Microsoft’s .NET Framework 4.5, Aptify utilizes the latest Microsoft technologies to provide a complete toolkit for developing new applications in the Aptify environment. These are the same tools that Aptify engineers use to develop the CRM business application offered by Aptify, including:
The Entities administration tool
Form templates and the “design in place” Visual Designer
Business Process Automation using a Process Pipeline
Business Intelligence (BI) functionality — Views, Dashboards, and Reports
The information in this topic is targeted for application developers and provides information on how to build common configurations in Aptify, including:
Developing Entities and field-level validation
Developing plug-ins for an entity object and a duplicate check object
Developing Form Templates with the Visual Designer and developing a Layout Control
Developing Process Flows and writing Process Flow Rule Steps
The configuration examples described in this topic are presented within the context of a sample Motor Loaner application. Aptify has provided a complete working example, including source code, for this application.
This topic builds on the information found in other Aptify topics, most notably Using Aptify and Administering Aptify, but describes the Aptify system from a developer’s perspective. You may want to reference these other topics as needed for more information.
This topic contains links to sub-topics that contain information for developers related to Aptify version 5.5 and subsequent service packs.
Aptify recommends that wizards be developed as metadata-based wizards. Metadata-based leverage Aptify’s Form Template and Process Pipeline technology, and all of the functionality for the wizard is defined directly in a Wizards record in Aptify. Also, metadata wizards can function in both the Aptify Web interface and the Desktop client (whereas code-based wizards are for the Desktop client only). See Designing Metadata Wizardsfor information on creating a metadata‐based wizard.
Using the Aptify Configuration Migration Tool - Contains procedures for installing and running the Aptify Configuration Migration Tool to pack data from a source Aptify database and unpack data to a destination Aptify database.
Aptify 5.0 Software Development Kit - Provides information related to the .NET components that have been developed and incorporated into the Aptify Framework and into Aptify Business Applications. This document is provided as an HTML Help file.