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Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., Authorized Distributor for DynamicStructure

4D Plugin Provides Unprecedented Programmatic Access into Structures

Vero Beach, FL - Monday, April 29th, 2002: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., today announced the immediately availability of DynamicStructure. As a new, authorized distributor for DynamicStructure worldwide, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., is offering immediate sales and support services for the full release of the popular new and very powerful 4D plugin.

DynamicStructure is a plugin that lets 4D developers dynamically get and set properties and contents of objects in the structure. It is a very powerful tool useful to all 4D developers. DynamicStructure allows for functionality never before possible in 4th Dimension, from automatic documentation to dynamic manipulation of objects. DynamicStructure covers a lot of features that can not be accessed currently with the 4D language or any other tool available to the 4D market.

DynamicStructure is compatible with the following 4D versions and operating systems:

4D 6.7.x: version 6.7.2 minimum;

  • - MacOS 8.6 and MacOS 9.x;
  • - Windows 98/2000/NT/XP;
  • - MacOS X in Classic mode.

4D 6.8.x;

  • - MacOS 9.1 and above;
  • - Windows 98/2000/NT/XP;
  • - MacOS X.

DynamicStructure v1.x Features

  • - Get a list of project methods;
  • - Create, rename, and open project methods;
  • - Get and set the contents (the code!) of project methods;
  • - Tokenize and execute tokenized 4D code;
  • - Get a list of forms;
  • - Duplicate forms;
  • - Get and set events forms respond to;
  • - Get and set form rulers, menubar, and methods (the code!);
  • - Get full form properties (e.g. sizing, platform, spacing, etc.);
  • - Get and set table trigger states;
  • - Set table names, deletion control, color, and position;
  • - Set field names, type, color, properties, and attributes;
  • - Get and set default window image;
  • - Get and set menu titles, menu item titles, and associated project methods;
  • - Get and set all global database properties;
  • - Get and reassign default methods (e.g. On Startup, On Web Connection, etc.);
  • - Get and set style sheets and all properties of style sheets;
  • - Get and set filters;
  • - Get all lists names;
  • - Get and set user modifiability of lists;
  • - Get list of components;
  • - Get and set all object comments;
  • - Get and set tips;
  • - And much more!

Pricing and Availability

License Price
Developer License, Initial, Single Platform (includes 10 deployment licenses) $260.00
Developer License, Initial, Cross Platform (includes 10 deployment licenses) $390.00
Developer License, Additional within Company, Single Platform (includes 10 deployment licenses) $130.00
Developer License, Additional within Company, Cross Platform (includes 10 deployment licenses) $195.00
Deployment 10 Pack, Initial, Cross Platform $260.00
Deployment 10 Pack, Additional within Company, Cross Platform $135.00
Deployment Unlimited, Single Application, Single Platform $1315.00
Deployment Unlimited, Single Application, Cross Platform $1970.00

If you have any questions about what licensing is required for your particular situation, feel free to visit the Contact Us page to reach the friendly sales representatives at Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., located at:


Developers Everywhere Are Talking

"GREAT! ... When a method using POST KEY needed 2 or 3 _hours_, (to update methods) DynamicStructure does the same in less than one minute... Amazing!"

 - Frederic Copin, 20020427
      beta tester

DynamicStructure Licensing

DynamicStructure contains separate provisions for development (running a database interpretted) and deployment (running a database compiled) licensing.

The spirit of the development license is thus: "one license per developer per platform". This means that if your company employs seven (7) developers, and that those seven developers all use the DynamicStructure plugin, then your company is obligated to purchase seven (7) developer licenses. This means too that a developer can use the DynamicStructure plugin on different machines: his computer at his office, his laptop, etc.... We hold this true since at one time, the developer is still the only one using the DynamicStructure plugin. For companies with multiple developers, additional developer licenses can be purchased at 50% off the initial developer license purchase price.

This development license is per platform, though. Meaning, if the developer does development on Macintosh (considering MacOS 8/9 and MacOS X the same for this licensing), then a development license for a single platform is all that is needed. If development is to be done on both Macintosh and Windows, a cross-platform development license must be purchase. But, fear not, the cross-platform development license only costs 50% more than the single platform development license.

Deployment licenses should be counted as one license for each CPU the DynamicStructure plugin is to be used on. Deployment licenses are not platform specific. Rather, a counting of the total number of machines running the DynamicStructure plugin is the end number of deployment licenses needed.

Each developer license purchase includes ten (10) deployment licenses. And, additional deployment licenses can be purchased at a reduced price. So, for low volume and individual consultants, and in-house developers, a single developer license will often suffice for all needs. Deployment only becomes an issue for vertical market applications, large client/server installations, and other distributed applications utilizing the DynamicStructure plugin.

For vertical market applications, counting the number of installations can become overly burdensome. Licensing for such situations can also be purchased for unlimited deployment within a single application. Unlimited deployment licensing within a single application is based on either a single platform application (Macintosh or Windows) or for both platforms (Macintosh and Windows).

Neither development nor deployment licenses ever expire!

If you have any questions about what licensing is required for your particular situation, more details are available through the DynamicStructure product page located on the Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., web site at:


About Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., provides software development, consulting, hosting, and colocation services. Founded in 1997, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., develops and supports a wide variety of software development tools and services to aid in the creation of custom applications and web sites for the Macintosh and Windows platform. For more information, please visit our home page at http://www.deepskytech.com/.

For more information contact:

Steven G. Willis
President, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

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All trade names referenced in this document are the trademark or registered trademark of their respective holder.

4th Dimension, ACI, ACI US, 4D Compiler, 4D, 4D Server, 4D Client, and 4D Insider are trademarks of 4D, Inc.

Macintosh and MacOS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.


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