Workbench 0.18 User Guide

Overview

Tools

Workbench accommodates two types of tools; Native and Guest.

Native Tools are those that are installed as part of a Feature Pack, and typically provide unique features that aren’t common or simply don’t exist in other tools.

A Guest Tool can be absolutely any program you wish to add.  The most useful ones are those that can take input files or file lists as a command line parameter.  This means that they are immediately supported by the Workbench drag and drop mechanism and Transformers.  Where a tool does not support command line parameters it may be possible to devise a PowerShell script to inject the input files into the tools.  We also have an ongoing program of providing integration mechanisms (called Guest Tool Assists) for such tools.