CodeCharge Studio Feature List

Application Builder

The Application Builder is perhaps the most advanced web development automation tool available to web developers. With just a few clicks, users can create complex database-enabled Web applications with dozens-or even hundreds-of web pages for data management and administration. Application Builder

Data Dictionary and Database Explorer

The Data Dictionary can be used to define properties of controls that are used by the form builders. In this way, you can reuse property settings and minimize the amount of customization that you apply to the forms created by the builders.
The Data Dictionary can also be used to view the database catalog, change properties of the forms generated, and also import or export data dictionaries you've defined.

Built-in full-page design templates

CodeCharge Studio is installed with a number of built-in designs you can use, but you can also create and add new designs templates with Artisteer. Design Templates

Web Reporting, Report Form and Web Report Builder

Web reporting functionality in CodeCharge Studio provides a great way to present or print data in detailed and grouped formats, with automatically calculated fields. Report Form

Web Calendar Builder and Calendar Form

The Calendar component outputs data in monthly calendar format, best suited for presenting date-specific information, such as events, tasks, birthdays, etc. Calendar Form

Master/Detail Builder

The simplest and most convenient way of building froms for edit Master/Detail record is to use the Master/Detail Builder. Master/Detail Builder

Master templates for Pages and Panels

Master pages allow you to create a consistent layout and styling for the pages in your application. Master pages are important because you can design the layout and formatting of various content sections in one page, then apply the same styling to separate content pages in your web project instead of designing each web page separately. When users request the content pages, the pages are merged with a master page to produce output that combines the layout of the master page with the content from the content page. Master Pasge

Ajax Features

Develop Ajax-enabled applications through a set of Ajax features, services and builders. Ajax Applications

Web Gallery Builder

Gallery Builder creates a Web based image gallery as part of your application. The resulting gallery displays images in a horizontal grid-like format. Web Gallery Builder

Menu Builder

Menu Builder provides a visual method for designing and including menus within Web pages. Menu Builder

Flash Charts and Flash Chart Builder

Flash Chart Builder provides a visual method for designing and including Flash charts within a Web page. The Flash Chart component retrieves data from the database at run-time and presents it as a visual graph. Flash Charts

Form and Component Builders

Component Builders are key constituents of CodeCharge Studio and help users assemble Web pages from multiple components such as Grid, Editable Grid, Record, Directory, Login, or Search. A Builder is a dynamic wizard that creates the appropriate component on the page by allowing the developer to specify the database table and fields that are used to display, validate or accept information. Form and Component Builders

CSS Styles and Style Builder

CodeCharge Studio styles are made of cascading style sheet (CSS) definition file (.css) and accompanying graphics. Styles define fonts, colors, buttons, graphics, spacing and other layout formatting attributes. Styles are applied directly to the HTML tags on the page. The Style Builder is a utility included with CodeCharge Studio and used for creating and modifying styles visually. Styles

Visual Query Builder

Developers can easily select tables and stored procedures or custom SQL as the data source for their data-aware forms. A Visual Query Builder is provided for visual creation of SQL statements. Visual Query Builder

Security Management and Role-based Access Control

CodeCharge Studio goes the extra mile in protecting generated Web applications by implementing additional security features that prevent users from externally modifying forms and submitting invalid data to the server. CodeCharge Studio allows developers to define secure role-based access to each page or form. Security Management/Role-based Access Control

Internationalization and Localization of Web Applications

Many Websites need to be adapted to a local or global audience by internationalizing and localizing them. CodeCharge Studio fully supports Website internationalization (I18N) and localization (L10N). Internationalization and Localization

Editable Grid

The Editable Grid component enables the editing of multiple records simultaneously. It allows to create order processing, inventory management, shopping cart, or any other ERP-type system whose integral functionality involves the manipulation of multiple records. Editable Grid


The Directory component facilitates the creation of a Yahoo style Directory or Index. The Directory is made up of a hierarchy of categorized listings which the user can navigate through. This makes the Directory component especially useful when creating Web portals where information is provided taxonomically. Index/Directory

File Upload

The process of transferring files from the end users machine to the server can now be accomplished by using the File Upload component. This component generates the necessary code to enable an end user to select files from their machine and submit the files so that they are uploaded to the server. File Upload

Rich Text (WYSIWYG) Editing through CKeditor component support

Powerful third-party rich text editing (WYSIWYG) support. CCS features the FCKEditor component in the Toolbox and can be used in place of TextArea control. Rich Text (WYSIWYG) Editor through Ckeditor component support

Multi-Select ListBox

The listbox component has been improved to allow the end user to select multiple values within the listbox, unlike in previous versions where only one value could be selected. The Multi-Select listbox can therefore be used in database tables with one-to-many relationships. Multi-Select ListBox

Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

CodeCharge Studio combines visual interface design tools with an integrated development environment (IDE) to enable developers to create powerful and sophisticated web applications in record time. CodeCharge Studio features powerful HTML and code editors, an HTML design component, project explorer, property browser, dockable tool windows, and many other features desired by professional developers. Integrated Development Environment

Source Control Integration

Source Control integration is one of the new CodeCharge Studio 3 features making collaborative website development a breeze. Integration with popular Software Configuration Management packages makes CodeCharge Studio 3 professional IDE for teams working on large web systems. Source Control

Support for Multiple Programming Languages

CodeCharge Studio can generate programming code in C# and VB. Net (ASP.NET), VBScript (ASP), ColdFusion, Java (Servlets or JSP), PHP, and PERL. Since the project model is stored in XML format, the programming language can be changed at any time and the same project can be regenerated in multiple programming languages. Support for Multiple Programming Languages

XHTML and Section 508 Support

Take advantage of Web standards and conform to government requirements by building XHTML and Section 508 compliant Web applications. Support for Multiple Programming Languages


CodeCharge Studio has an open architecture and is fully extensible. Most of the functionality is implemented as HTML, JavaScript, XML, and XSL. Users can customize almost any part of the built-in functionality or develop their own components, such as Builders, Components, Actions, and Styles. In the future, users will be able to obtain the CodeCharge SDK and develop their own code generation templates.

Multiple Database Connections

CodeCharge Studio supports multiple database connections to allow Web applications to utilize multiple data sources, for example, to validate user access against an external user database. Multiple Database Connections

'Remember Me' Feature

Enrich user experience by allowing your customers to skip the login screen during subsequent visits. The user information is stored in a secure manner as an encrypted cookie. Microsoft FrontPage Integration

Integration with Other Products

Web pages created with CodeCharge Studio can be opened with any web editor, either by opening the HTML files saved by CodeCharge Studio on the disk, or by right-clicking on a page within the CodeCharge Studio IDE and selecting Open Externally. After a page is modified and saved, it is automatically available back within CodeCharge Studio.

Password Encryption

Protect critical user data by storing it in an encrypted format. With the new password encryption feature you'll have less worries when planning and maintaining secure system architecture. Microsoft FrontPage Integration

Application Templates (Solutions)

CodeCharge Studio comes with ten templates and examples of pre-built web applications that can serve as starting points for your applications. These applications are ready for customization and adaptation for organizational needs. Application Templates

Custom HTML temlpates for builders

Builder output can be customized with user-defined HTML templates. User-defined HTML templates

Custom Code and Actions

Applications generated with CodeCharge Studio can be easily extended by adding custom code or by using any of the predefined Actions. Actions are user-definable code components that are inserted into events. Many actions are provided with the product, while additional actions can be created by users and shared with others. Internally, actions consist of XML and XSL code that can be easily customized. Custom Code and Actions

Code Generation Engine

CodeCharge Studio users create web applications by connecting to a database and placing data-aware forms and components on a page. During the page design process, the representation of the project and all of its pages is saved in XML format in addition to HTML code that contains the page design. Code Generation Engine

Sample Databases

Several sample databases and applications are provided with the distribution to help you get started with CodeCharge Studio.

Example Pack

The CodeCharge Studio example pack comes in the form of a CodeCharge Studio project within which there are different sub-projects which implement various programming techniques. Example Pack

Panel Component

The panel component creates a container for controlling the visibility of one or several components or HTML snippets in an application. A panel component can contain any CodeCharge Studio components of a form that are supported by that form. Panel Component

Page and Component Caching

Caching methods allow for previously served pages to be stored on the server, for example in the database. This is a powerful feature that can greatly improve your server's performance by storing and reusing the representation of a live page instead of executing the code and SQL statements during each page request. Caching


The AutoComplete functionality provides quick access to valid member functions or variables, including global variables, by means of the Members list. Selecting a member from the list inserts it into your code. AutoComplete

Server Profiles

CodeCharge Studio 5 can store publishing settings for several servers that are used during web development and for publishing the application. The most common scenario is that you are testing your application locally and after passing the tests the files are uploaded to the production server. Server Profiles

Preview Mode

Improved Preview Mode showing Include Pages, Translations, Master Pages, Live Data from Database, etc. without publishing to server. Preview Mode

Site Diagram

The site diagram feature enables the developer to produce a visual representation of the pages within the site as well as show how the pages are linked to one another. Site Diagram

Extensive Database Support

CodeCharge Studio supports most existing databases via JET and ODBC to establish the design-time connection. The server-side connection can be made using JET, ODBC, JDBC, ADO, DBI and PHPLib to connect to databases during run-time. Extensive Database Support

New components

JScript Date Picker, Slider, Numeric Up Down, Interactive Search, Dialog Panel, etc. New Components


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