The Software Development Kit (SDK) for Act! is used by developers that wish to create 3rd party applications that will utilize the Act! database. The Act! platform consists of feature-rich components that are highly extensible and built on the .NET Framework. As a development platform, Act! meets Act!'s historically rich customization, personalization, and integration goals. Where Act! seeks to empower end users to mold the product to their business, the Act! SDK helps third parties extend that courtesy and vision through independent development.
The application encompasses most user interface aspects of Act!, including common user interface screens known as views, navigational components such as menus and toolbars, and design-time components.
The SDK includes the Act! Developer Reference with large (and growing) numbers of sample code. This Developer’s Reference provides information on using the Act! SDK to extend the application by developing plug-ins, custom controls, and custom tabs. The Developer’s Reference also provides an overview of entities, relationships, the Framework Object Model, and the Application Object Model to provide sample code for using Framework metadata.
- Microsoft® .NET 2.0 Framework
- Microsoft Visual Studio® 2005
Technical Support for the SDK is fee based and is not currently available unless you're an Act! Development Partner. For more information on becoming an Act! Development Partner or downloading the SDK, visit http://www.act.com/partners/development-partner-program.