Export

On the File menu, click Export to open the Export dialog box. The XML model file export and import feature enables you to programmatically manipulate a model file outside the context of the Design Tool. Once the model file is exported as an XML file, modifications such as global and repetitive changes can be made to this file. This features also enables you to generate entire models based on an existing external description of the host application. Once changes are made, the XML file can be imported back into the Design Tool and opened as a .model file.

Use the following options to generate XML- or HTML-based documentation about your custom model or one of the sample models provided with the Design Tool:

Model file in XML format
Select the Complete check box to generate detailed documentation about the current model in XML. This XML file includes the name and description of every entity, pattern, attribute, operation, and recordset defined in the model in addition to any configured system settings. It also includes a list of all commands used in each operation. By default, the XML file will be saved in the \<VHI install directory>\models\<model name> folder. You can also click Browse to save the documentation in a different location.

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Documentation in HTML format
Choose from the following options to create either API-specific or complete documentation in HTML: