January 2024 Oak Brook, IL

Today, software developer michaels, ross & cole, ltd. (mrc) announces a complete overhaul to m-Painter, m-Power’s visual editor. m-Power is a low-code development platform that businesses use across their organizations to create web applications such as database front-ends, report-writing, workflow, analytics, dashboards, CRM systems, and portals to name a few.

Revolutionizing Application Customization with m-Painter

This overhaul to m-Painter marks a significant leap forward in simplifying and enhancing the application development process for businesses worldwide. An integral part of m-Power, m-Painter lets users customize their application’s layout and design without any knowledge of HTML, CSS, or Javascript.

With this enhancement, m-Painter was re-engineered from the ground up. The new architecture not only drastically improves speed and efficiency but also positions it for future upgrades and features. This ensures that m-Painter will continue to evolve, meeting the ever-changing needs of modern businesses.

Screenshot of m-Painter's new interface
Screenshot of m-Painter's new interface

New User Interface and Enhanced Features

The revamped m-Painter boasts a more intuitive user interface, significantly easing the application development process. It’s built to improve usability and provide new capabilities with an array of advanced features, including:

  • Conditional Rendering: m-Power developers can tailor application behavior based on user interactions, user roles, or data conditions.
  • UI Component Selector: This feature lets developers add sophisticated elements like tabs, cards, stat widgets, and data lists with one click. It helps developers design professional user interfaces in minutes.
  • Data Lists: With the addition of data lists, m-Power developers can pull data from other applications or data models directly from the m-Painter interface. This lets developers create more complex applications while re-using existing data models and applications.
  • Dropdown Wizards: With m-Painter’s new dropdown wizard, users can easily create data-driven dropdown menus.
  • Advanced Totals and Percentages: This feature lets m-Power developers pull totaled values from other applications or data models directly through the m-Painter interface.
  • HTML/CSS styling panel: m-Painter now has a full-featured HTML/CSS styling panel built in. This lets m-Power developers easily customize element styles, or adjust the HTML at the code level if needed.

m-Painter’s new component selector
m-Painter’s new component selector

These are just a few of the new features included with the new m-Painter interface. Together, they will help developers to create more dynamic, responsive, and visually appealing applications with minimal coding.

“With its enhanced speed, user-friendly interface, and a suite of new features, we are setting a new standard in application customization,” says Tyler Wassell, mrc's Director of Software Development. “It will help m-Power developers create sophisticated applications with unprecedented ease. We're excited to see the innovative solutions our clients will build with these advanced capabilities.”


For additional information contact mrc via phone at 630.916.0662; via fax at 630.916.0663; via e-mail at mrc@mrc-productivity.com.

About mrc

mrc's development tool suite, m-Power, is used to create business applications and can run on any database or platform that supports Java (e.g. OS/400, Linux, Unix, and Windows). m-Power is used to create an endless variety of business web applications such as: Mobile apps, Web reports, dashboards, eCommerce apps, business intelligence, and more.

mrc was a recipient of the Apex Award for application development, is a long-time IBM Business Partner, and has been producing award-winning development software since 1981.

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