Page tree
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Configuration Files Panel

The Configuration Files Panel allows you to view and edit various types of translator Configuration Files.


Types of Configuration Files

The types of Configuration Files described here are:

  • Project Configuration
    • Migration File: the gmproj file currently loaded in the tool.
    • User Files: All *.xml, *.txt, and *.cmd files in the workspace\usr folder and its subdirectories (i.e. translation script template files and other migration rules files).  These may be compared with system default configuration files where applicable.
    • COM Descriptions: All COM interface description files (IDFs) in your workspace\usr.  These may be compared with the IDFs generated from COM binaries where applicable.

  • gmStudio Options
    • Template Files, default templates used to set up new migration projects such as translation Script templates, batch script templates.
    • Application Settings: The gmStudio.cfg file containing various settings that govern behavior of gmStudio. Details on this file are provided as comments within the file itself.
    • Samples Rule Sets: Customized COM IDFs and other gmBasic scripts that may be incorporated into your upgrade solution to produce custom upgrade results.
  • System Defaults
    • Language Files, files which configure the default processing behavior of the translator. These files are compiled into the binary metalanguage file that is used by gmBasic when it does a translation.
    • Interface Description Files: files which configure the default processing behavior of the translator. These files are loaded as text  by gmBasic when it does a translation.
    • StartUp File: the gmBasic.xml file that directs the tool to the binary metalanguage file and provides settings for several system variables.

Updating the Translator Configuration

The Configuration files form also is used to rebuild the binary metalanguage file and configure the tool to use project-specific metalanguage settings.  The page, Custom Language Replacement describes how you can customize the replacement of VB6 language elements during a migration.


User Defaults Panel

The User Defaults Panel facilitates editing the most frequently customized application configuration settings. Clicking [Save] writes these settings to the application config file.


Sample Settings for Text Editor

Visual Studio 2013

  •  Text Editor C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
  • GoTo Line Command Line /edit '%path%' /command 'edit.goto %pos%'


  • Text Editor C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
  • GoTo Line Command Line -n%pos% '%path%'

Visual Studio Code

  • Text Editor C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft VS Code\Code.exe
  • GoTo Line Command Line -g '%path%':%pos%:1

Project File Panel

The Project File Panel facilitates editing global settings in your project configuration file (gmProj file).



  • No labels


  1. Anonymous


    Can i have a sample configuration file for setting up the migration operation .



  2. Sample files are distributed with the upgrade samples.  Visit the Samples documentation to learn more.  Also contact us directly if you want help with setting up your upgrade solution.