Format of VirtualTable data (.vtd) files

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cbc700
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Format of VirtualTable data (.vtd) files

Post by cbc700 » Mon 28 Nov 2011 03:31

Curious. Would this file format be documented anywhere? I am interested in creating these binary files apart from TVirtualTable and then using them with TVirtualTable. I know there is an XML option, but I prefer the binary format for speed and size.

Thanks.

cbc700
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Post by cbc700 » Sat 03 Dec 2011 23:37

Hoping someone from Devart would be able to share this with us. I know I could buy the source version and reverse-engineer it, but where's the fun in that. Well, that would be a little fun I guess, but a spec would be better. Thanks.

AndreyZ

Post by AndreyZ » Mon 05 Dec 2011 09:47

Hello,

The vtd format is not documented anywhere. If you want to create vtd files on your own, you can buy VirtualTable source code at http://www.devart.com/vtable/ordering.html . VirtualTable source code is also included into all DAC components editions with source code. Having source code, you will be able to learn the structure of the vtd format.

cbc700
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Post by cbc700 » Mon 05 Dec 2011 18:52

XML is my friend, for now. I'll try your suggestion when time permits.

Thanks.

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