You can access an application’s messages through the Message Builder option on the VPM Enterprise Tools menu or through the Message Manager option on the application’s Admin menu.
“Message Builder” and “Message Manager” are just different names for the same form – the VPM Enterprise messaging system interface form. The form is called the Message Manager in an application because users of an application use the messaging system more for managing messages than for building them.
The Message Builder in VPM Enterprise and the Message Manager in a VPME application are the same form. Both forms are instantiated from the Message_Manager class in the currently open application’s PROGEN.VCX class library.
Benefit: The benefit of this is that you can make changes to the Message_Manager class in an application’s PROGEN.VCX class library, and when you open the application’s project in VPME, your changes will be reflected in both the Message Builder in VPME and the Message Manager in the application.
Tip: If you make changes to the Message_Manager class in the DEVGEN.VCX class library, your changes will be reflected in the Message Builder and Message Manager for all applications. See the VPM Enterprise Classes for an explanation of the VPM-level, DEV-level and PRO-level VPME classes.
Tip: The Message Manager includes the ability to create new messages. However, if the users of your application do not have the ability to insert new code (which is normally the case), creating new messages would do them little good. Therefore, you may want to disable the New button on the Form Toolbar when you include the Message Manager in your VPM Enterprise applications.