Description

vBProductMaker intended to help vBulletin product developers and make it little easy to manage their products and corresponding components. The skill level of users using this tool can vary from novice to advanced web programmers. It is combining code editor with syntax coloring, vBulletin-aware management console and XML builder, in order to produce final XML file which can be imported into vBulletin.
vBProductMaker is using internal file type in order to store and retrieve all information related to your vBulletin product. The file type is defined as .vbu . You can save your product as .vbu file and then later load it, modify and finally export to vBulletin XML product.
As the help contains most of information one can need, I will show several screenshots below.

Features

* Indexing vBulletin script on local hard drive to help developer locating plugin hooks, template hooks, phrases, etc
* Show indexed vBulletin plugin/template hooks in editor
* Importing vBulletin XML file New!
* Syntax coloring for PHP and Templates (HTML)
* Managing product details such us ID, title, description, version, product url, version check url and state
* Managing built in as well as custom phrase groups and phrases
* Managing product dependencies from php, mysql, related product and vBulleting versions
* Managing product install and uninstall codes
* Managing product tempates
* Managing product plugins
* Managing product options building for Admin CP
* Managing product cron entries New!
* Contains help file covering program as well as some vBulletin aspects in CHM format
* Exporting project to valid, well formed XML file with directory structure, ready to publish

Changelog

v1.5.1
Initial release (beta)
v1.6.0
Added Cron management facility. Now cron code(s) will be exported among with product.
Importing XML product is finally implemented!
Readme file export is added
Directories doc, upload will be created during export and product will be residing in doc
templatetype attribute is fixed
Fixed minor bugs
Added validation code field in Settings
Todo

  • Project concept for building file/folder structure based on internal and external files in order to export altogether
  • AdminCP product navigation block manager, which will export corresponding cpnav_*.xml files
  • Predefined option code input types for product settings. You will select from 'yesno', 'select:Piped', 'radio:eval' etc...
  • Substituting new code in original code for plugins and templates
  • Option/Validation code fields as rich code edit controls, like in plugins tab
  • Adding Cron functionality
  • Importing XML vBulletin products
  • More help topics


Video Tutorial

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD_OhO497XQ[/youtube]

Requirements

Microsoft Windows with NET framework 2.0 or later

Screenshots



This is public beta version, feel free to test and report issues.