6:00pm EDT August 1, 1999,
Beaver Falls, PA - Ingenuware, Ltd. released the full version of their
flagship product, ImpulseStudio.
The current version (2.0) has been under beta testing and enhancement for the past
9 months. The final release candidate was released on July 1st, and approved for
acceptance as the final release on July 26th this year.
ImpulseStudio is a "suite" of development
tools for application developers and programmers that use Microsoft's Visual Basic
programming language. ImpulseStudio is supported under Visual Basic 5.0, 6.0, and
Visual Basic for Applications. The suite is comprised of 19 ActiveX custom controls,
and a "Function and Object Library" DLL.
"We're Visual Basic developers ourselves, and
have a certain insight about what works, and what is useful for Visual Basic
programming.", says Ingenuware's President, Robert Ryniak, "It is our
mission with this product to provide a set of tools that are useful to an unprecedented
extent... but useful in simpler ways. There are plenty of tools out there that
resolve a specific need, and they're great. We use many of them ourselves.
What we've achieved with ImpulseStudio, however, is a more generic set of tools that will
help all Visual Basic developers by saving them time on common, more generic, everyday
The set of controls available enhance the Visual
Basic development experience by offering complete customizability, down to every aspect of
appearance and most behaviors. Many of the controls offer multiple sizes for use in
situations that call for large screen elements, such as in industrial MMIs (Man-to-Machine
Interfaces) where the end-user may not be sitting at a desk close to their PC. Some
of the controls offered are new dialog controls that save time in development by allowing
developers to simply set a few properties, rather than designing new forms. Some of
the controls are animated for the new "active" style evident in many of today's
The "Function and Object Library" is an
ActiveX DLL that extends the Visual Basic language by making many features in the Windows
operating system more accessible by simplifying programming procedures and practices.
It also includes many other enhancements to the Visual Basic language, such as
advanced string searching and manipulation, file system objects, a code-only timer object,
system functions, advanced number system conversion, unsigned integer support, and access
to the registry and initialization files with a common, programmer-friendly interface.
The managers of Ingenuware are confident that this
product will place the company into a more prominent market position. Ingenuware has
two new products scheduled for release this year, both of which utilize ImpulseStudio as a
development tool. The company proclaimed their rapid development life cycle as a
testiment to ImpulseStudio's effectiveness.