Visual Prolog is the complete programming environment based on the Prolog programming language. It contains everything needed for building large-scale commercial applications: Integrated Development Environment (IDE), compiler, linker, debugger, on-line Help, and Visual Prolog Foundation Classes (PFC). PFC is the collection of classes and interfaces that constitutes the foundation for writing various kinds of applications and software components. The classes and interfaces are organized in the package hierarchy. PFC supports: GUI, file system, fact databases, external databases, arithmetic, string handling, date and time, ODBC, registry, CGI, sockets/HTTP/FTP, Microsoft COM, multi-Threading, etc.
After installation of Visual Prolog you will have the following subdirectories created in your Visual Prolog installation directory:
|bin||Contains executables and some supplementary files for Visual Prolog.|
|bin64||Contains executables and some supplementary files for Visual Prolog support for 64bit platforms.|
|dll\win32||Contains Visual Prolog DLLs for 32bit targets.|
|dll\x64||Contains Visual Prolog DLLs for 64bit targets.|
|doc||Contains this Visual Prolog on-line help file vip.chm.|
|lib||Contains the Visual Prolog libraries.|
|pfc||Contains the Visual Prolog Foundation Classes (PFC) and some import libraries for the correspondent DLLs.|
Files in the BIN Subdirectory
The BIN subdirectory contains 32bit executables and main supplementary files of Visual Prolog.
|Vip.exe||Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is the main executable file. It includes text and various resource editors, code generating tools (Code Experts), build control logic, and the built-in debugger. The IDE calls the Visual Prolog compiler and the linker to build target files.|
|Visual Prolog command line compiler.|
|Vip6Link.exe||Visual Prolog command line Link Editor used to combine object files and library modules into a single image file: an executable file or a dynamic-link library (DLL).|
|VipBuilder.exe||Visual Prolog command line builder. It receives Visual Prolog project files and generates the target file specified in this project.|
|ProDoc - Prolog Documentation utility is the tool that allows making on-line references from Visual Prolog source code files with comments of special kinds included in them.|
|MemProfileAnalysis.exe||This is the simple tool helping to display charts of the heap memory used by some program. This program must create the heap usage file with a call to profileMemory::profileBegin : ( ProfileFilename). Then this ProfileFilename should be loaded into the MemProfileAnalysis.exe|
|coverageAnalysis.exe||The coverage analysis gives information about the predicates that have been called during execution of the program. The coverage analysis program reads .deb files to get information about a set of classes and predicates in a program and coverage files to get information about the predicates that have been called during execution of the program. The program must be compiled with options /profile:min and /debug:full to use this new tool.|
|Vip7associations.exe||Assistant utility to set Visual Prolog file associations.|
|SetupExamples.msi||The SETUP program file with which you can install Visual Prolog examples.|
|Assistant IDE components.|
|Assistant files for the IDE.|
|Prolog.bmp||The startup picture for Visual Prolog IDE.|
|HelpTopic.db||This database is used by the IDE to display context sensitive help. For example, when the cursor is on a PFC predicate or domain and you press the F1 key then the IDE will use information form HelpTopic.db to display an appropriate help topic describing the pointed predicate or domain.|
|RES||The resource files contained in the RES subdirectory are used by the IDE as the default resources, which are copied into created projects.|
|See the description of 32bit DLLs below.|
|solutionmanager.exe||Tool to support solutions handling.|
Files in the BIN64 Subdirectory
The BIN64 subdirectory contains 64bit version of some Visual Prolog executables.
|RemoteDebugger.exe||Visual Prolog Debugger component to support the debugging of 64bit programs.|
|64bit versions of some Visual Prolog run-time DLLs. All of them have suffix .x64|
Files in the LIB Subdirectory
The LIB subdirectory contains the Visual Prolog libraries and import libraries.
|Visual Prolog runtime startup code.|
|This library provides interface to Windows 32 / 64 API functions.|
|These are import libraries to the correspondent DLLs copied into the DLL\WIN32 and DLL\X64 subdirectories.|
Files in the DLL\WIN32 Subdirectory
The DLL\WIN32 subdirectory contains 32bit versions of Visual Prolog DLLs.
|These libraries implement run-time Visual Prolog execution system.|
|SciLexer.dll||This library supports the implementation of pfc\gui\controls\sciLexer package (Scintilla text editor).|
|Vip7Edit.dll||This library supports usage of the old version of Visual Prolog text editor.|
|Vip7res.dll||This library supports usage of the PFC vpiResourceSupport Resource Support package.|
|vip7vpi.dll||This library supports usage of the PFC VPI package.|
|Vip7chainDB.dll||This library supports usage of Visual Prolog external databases implemented in the PFC chainDB package.|
|Vip7RegExp2.dll||This library supports usage of the old version of PFC regular expressions support.|
|boostRegex.dll||This library supports usage of the pfc\regEx\regEx package.|
Files in the DLL\X64 Subdirectory
The DLL\X64 subdirectory contains 64bit version Visual Prolog DLLs which are described above. Their names have suffix .x64. There are no 64bit versions of Vip7Edit.dll and Vip7RegExp2.dll.