Converting a stack to a text file..

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Wed May 4 20:46:42 CEST 2016

I have created DIFfersifier a long time ago. A few years ago, I added a 
way to export stacks to XML. It isn't difficult to do that, since you 
just list all the properties as XML. If I remember correctly, a few 
properties can be read but not set, or perhaps there was another 
problem. I never got to writing a tool to recreate stacks from the same 
XML files, but although it would be a lot of work, it is certianly doable.

Kind regards,

Mark Schonewille

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Op 04-May-16 om 14:29 schreef Paul Dupuis:
> Some time back on this email list there were discussions about tool(s)
> to write a stack (mainstack, substacks, controls, images, and all their
> standard and custom properties) out into a text file that could then be
> run through another tool to recreate the stack exactly. I think I recall
> that the purpose was to work with source code management systems which
> tend to want to work with text files.
> In theory it was a matter of looping through all stack, substacks,
> cards, and controls and writing out all their standard and custom
> properties and scripts and then reversing this to rebuild the stack(s)
> I find myself in need of a tool to export a stack and all its possible
> bits to a text file and then regenerate it. Did anyone ever build such
> tools? Willing to share them?
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