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D-Lock v1.0

What is Dynamic Forms Technology?
Why is DForm Editor a separate application?
What happens if I modify a Dynamic Form that I am using to store data?
How safe is my Data?
Can I perform a Global Find to search for records stored in D-Lock?
Can I modify and synchronize records on my desktop PC?


What is Dynamic Forms Technology?
Dynamic Forms Technology allows you to customize the user interface of a Palm application in an easy and powerful way. You can place standard Palm controls in almost any position in the screen, so your application will look just the way you want, and you will be able to store just the information you need. D-Lock is the first application to use this powerful technology, and in the future you can expect more applications to use it.

Why is DForm Editor a separate application?
DForm Editor's functionality is not included in D-Lock for your convenience. We realize that you will not be modifying Dynamic Forms very frequently. The power of Dynamic Forms Technology makes the Form Editing code fairly big, so forcing you to always use that space on your Palm doesn't seem right to us. We think that an excellent compromise is to have D-Lock and DForm Editor as separate applications, because in this way you can install the Form Editing program only when you need to use it. If you have an external memory card (MMC or Memory Stick, for example) you can install DForm Editor in the external card, and then you only have to insert the memory card whenever you need to modify or create a form.

What happens if I modify a Dynamic Form that I am using to store data?
What happens depends on what kind of modification you make to the Dynamic Form. Basically there are two kinds of modifications:
Add a control to a Dynamic Form: In this case nothing will happen. You will see the new control in any record that uses the Dynamic Form, and your data will be preserved.
Remove a control from a Dynamic Form: In this case you may loose data. If you remove a control from a Dynamic Form, and then open and close a record that uses this Dynamic Form, the data stored for the control you removed will be lost. Please be careful when removing controls from Dynamic Forms that you use to store data.

How safe is my data?
All records stored in D-Lock are encrypted using 128-bit strong Blowfish encryption. Until now there is no known weakness for this algorithm. Your password is not stored in D-Lock, so you can be sure that only you will have access to your data.

Can I perform a Global Find to search for records stored in D-Lock?
Because D-Lock doesn't store your password anywhere (see previous question), in the current version of the program you can not perform a Global Find to search for records stored in D-Lock. One of the new features we plan on introducing in the near future is to allow Global Find on D-Lock's records when you have the application open in your Palm device. Please visit our website frequently to find out about new versions of D-Lock.

Can I modify and synchronize records on my desktop PC?
We are working on a desktop PC application to modify and display the information stored in D-Lock. We plan to have this application ready for version 2.0 of D-Lock.


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