Visio 2003 Developer's Survival Pack
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Table of Contents

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Part 1: Overview Of The Visio Development Environment

21

Chapter 1: Introduction

23

Programmable Diagramming: Enter Visio

24

The Development Challenges

24

Who This Book Is For

25

What This Book Covers

26

What This Book Does Not Cover

26

Caveat: This Book Is Probably Wrong!

26

Companion Website for Tools, Samples, Updates

27

Visio Version Information

27

Acknowledgements

28

Chapter 2: Overview of Visio Territory

29

The User's View

29

The Developer's View

30

Generic Solution Structure

31

At the Heart

31

Automation

32

Added Functionality

32

Connections To Data

34

Example Scenarios

35

First Look At Visio Structure

36

"Model + View + Controller" Structure

37

Document Types and Roles

37

Where The ShapeSheet Environment Fits In

38

ShapeSheet Heavily Used In Automation Too

39

The Automation Environment

39

Visio Model vs. Solution Model

40

From Here

40

Chapter 3: A Plan For Coping

41

Planning Your Course Of Study

41

1. This Book Builds On Other Essential Sources

41

2. Use the Automation Object Model as Mental Scaffolding

43

3. Reading Strategies

43

Preparation

44

Multiple Monitors

44

Get Comfortable With VBA

44

Companion Website For This Book

44

Visio 2003 Developer's Survival Pack Browser Tools

45

Document-Page-Window Browser

45

Drag-And-Drop Spy

45

Geometry Helper

45

ShapeSheet Developer Helper

45

Screwdriver for Directional Connection Points

45

Animation Addon

45

Events Browser

45

UIObjects Browser

45

CommandBars Browser

45

Inheritance Browser

46

XML Browser

46

Bulk VS?-to-XML Converter

46

Visio.bin Browser

46

Download and Installation

46

Visio 2003 Developer's Survival Pack Utilities

46

VB-to-VSL Adapter Component

46

Registration Tools

46

Other References and Support

46

Books

46

Newsgroups

47

Websites

47

More Visio Tools

47

Preliminary Visio and VBA Skillset

47

Preliminary User-level Visio Activities

48

Some ShapeSheet Activities

49

Preliminary Developer-Level Activities

49

From Here

50

Part 2: Visio Structural Breakdowns

51

Chapter 4: Visio Object Model

53

Object Model Developments in Visio 2003

53

Expanded Object Model

55

Objects with Cells

55

Collections Versus Individual Objects

55

User Interface Objects Shown Abbreviated

55

Layer Objects

55

Relationship To DVS and Poster Object Models

55

Browsable Object-Property-Method Tables

56

Tools for Object Model Browsing

56

Visimation Xpose

56

VBA Object Browser

57

VBA Locals Window

57

XML Browser

58

Additional Tools

58

From Here

58

Chapter 5: ShapeSheet Structure and Functions Introduction

59

Orientation

59

Complete Automation Understanding Must Include Cells!

59

ShapeSheet-Environment Covers "Content" Branch of Object Model

60

ShapeSheet Organized as Sections, Rows and Columns

60

ShapeSheet Section-Row-Cell Reference Tables

62

ShapeSheet Orientation Continued

62

"All ShapeSheets Behave the Same"

62

How the ShapeSheet Applies to Diagram Shapes

62

Objects Which Contain Cells Via Dummy Shapes

63

Objects Which Contain Cells Directly

63

ShapeSheet Sections and Rows

64

Varying Section-Row Structures

64

Sections and Rows vs. Objects

66

ShapeSheet Formulas and Functions

66

From Here

68

Part 3: Visio Functional Areas In Depth

69

Chapter 6: Visio Files: Drawings, Stencils, Templates

71

Top Concepts

71

Organizing Our Overview

72

Use XML Browser

73

File Relationships

73

Drawing File Point-of-View

73

Drawing File With Stencil

74

Template file

75

Summary of Roles of Document Components

77

Silly Visio File Tricks

77

File Architecture Implications

77

Developing Masters and Styles

77

Where To Put VBA Code?

78

How Visio Groups Solution Components

78

Directory-Based Component Grouping

78

MSI-Based Component Grouping

79

MSI 5 Cent Tour

80

Alternate Names: How Visio Finds Templates and Stencils

81

Conclusions

81

From Here

82

Chapter 7: Shapes

83

Comfort First

83

Shapes and Masters

83

"Hello World" via Automation and VBA

84

Single Shape Type, Distinguishing Attributes

84

Shape Features Overview

84

Identity and Name

86

Some Subtleties

88

Coordinate Space and Alignment Box

89

Coordinate Space

89

One-Dimensional Shapes (Connectors)

90

Alignment Box

91

Selectively Enabling/Disabling Various Geometry-Controlling Features

92

Geometry and Geometry Attributes

92

Geometry Row Types

92

Geometry Attributes

93

Geometry-Related Formatting

94

Adjusting Feature Positions: Controls

94

Text

94

Studying Visio's Supplied Stencils and Templates

95

From Here

95

Geometry In Detail

95

Text in Detail

95

Shapes With Member "Sub-Shapes" (Group Shapes)

95

Connectors, 1-D Shapes

95

Glue, Connections and Connection Points

95

Solution-Specific "Data"

96

Styles and Masters

96

Layers

96

Right-Click Context Menu: Actions

96

Events

96

Foreign Objects

96

Hyperlinks

96

Chapter 8: Shape Geometry

97

Overview of Visio Geometry

97

Visio Geometry Types

99

Playing with Shape Geometry

100

Automation: Don't Overlook DrawXxx Methods

100

ArcTo, Ellipse and EllipticalArcTo

100

ArcTo Row

100

Ellipse Row

101

EllipticalArcTo

102

Some EllipticalArcTo Tricks

102

Related Automation Methods for ArcTo, Ellipse and EllipticalArcTo

104

Developer Aid: GeoHelper

104

PolyLineTo Row Type

104

Related Automation Methods for PolyLineTo

105

NURBSTo Row Type

105

NURBS in the Drawing Window

106

NURBS Foundation

107

In More Detail

107

Correspondence to NURBSTo Row

111

Closed (Periodic) NURBS: The Rap on Wrapping

112

So What Are Those Visio Adjuster Handles Anyway?

113

Solving Some Problems

113

Summary Comparison of Visio UI Versus NURBS Features

114

Dynamic Connector Geometry

115

Related Automation Methods for NURBSTo

115

References

115

Ink

115

From Here

116

Chapter 9: Masters and Shapes

117

"Master" versus "Shape Instance"

117

Master-To-Shape and Shape-To-Master

118

Starting From the New Master Command

118

Starting From Drawing Page

118

Stencil File versus Document Stencil

119

Instances Are Always Created From Local Stencil

120

Master Matching Alternatives

120

Development Implications

120

Other Notes

121

From Here

121

Chapter 10: ShapeSheet Mastery

123

ShapeSheet Cell Reference Syntax

123

Finding Out Cell Names

124

Universal and Local Row and Cell Names

125

Changed in Visio 2003

125

Which Names Are Which?

125

ShapeSheet Calculation Dependencies

126

Cells Set Multiple Ways

127

Monitoring Recalc Loops

128

Keys To Solution

128

Trickier Example

128

To REALLY Break A Loop

129

Twin Peaks Example

129

Flaky Recalculation Problems

131

The DEPENDSON( ) Function

132

Visio 2003 SetAtRef Functions

133

SetAtRefExpr(Last-Formula-Stuffed-In)

134

SetAtRef( ) and SetAtRefEval( )

134

Previous Examples Revisited

135

Fancy Path for Control

136

Glueable Stay-Horizontal Connector

136

Guard( ) Function Revisited

137

ShapeSheet Cell Types and Units

138

Internal Numeric Value versus Output Appearance

138

"Magic" X, Y Extraction

138

Assumed Units

138

Formula Change Tracking

139

Aids for Developers

139

Macro Recorder

139

ShapeSheet Formula Tracing Window

139

Cell Dependents and Precedents

140

ShapeSheet Developer Helper Tool

140

ShapeSheet Editing in XML Text Format

140

Named-Row Reordering

141

Automated Aids for Building Shapes

141

Shape Studio

141

Do-It-Yourself Shape Builder

141

Editing and Studying XML Files

142

From Here

142

Chapter 11: All Things Text

143

Shape.Text

143

Overview

143

Text Position

144

Text Appearance

144

Fields: ShapeSheet Values to Text

144

Text To ShapeSheet: SHAPETEXT( )

144

Text To ShapeSheet Value: EVALTEXT()

145

Setting the Text from the ShapeSheet

145

Selectively Enabling/Disabling Text Behaviors

146

Text Formatting: Details

146

Overview

146

Character and Paragraph Sections: Controlling Text Format

146

Paragraph Section

148

Visio's Text Format Model Revisited

148

ShapeSheet Text and String Functions

149

Basic String Functions: New in Visio 2003

149

Testing String Equality: STRSAME

150

Making Text Fit

150

Alignment Box Expands To Accommodate Text

150

Text Scales Proportional to Shape Height

150

Text Scales Smaller to Fit More Text

150

Text Clipped to Shape Interior

150

Level Text

152

Text Follows Angle, Right-Side-Up

152

Text Positionable by User

153

Text Positioned Near Connector Endpoint

153

Improved Text Quality and Behavior in Visio 2003

153

Quality Settings

153

Text Events

154

Comments and "Screen Tips"

154

Visio Style Comments (aka "Screen Tips")

154

Office Style Comments

155

Add Office Comment to Shape

155

Related Text Topics

155

Other Text Data Notes

155

Smart Tags

156

From Here

156

Chapter 12: Composite Shapes Using Groups

157

Group Structure

157

Group As Holder Only

157

Group As Shape With Sub-Shapes

158

Member Coordinate Space

160

Group Behavior Variants

160

Resize Behavior

160

Add On Drop, a Very Promising Feature

161

Controlling The Alignment Box

162

Controlling Formatting

162

Controlling Selection During Shape.Drop

163

A Composite Shape Example

163

Structure

163

Behavior

164

ShapeSheet

165

Editing The Structure With VBA Functions

166

Embellishments

169

Protection/Enablement Issues

170

Cell Dependents and Precedents

170

Form-Style Text Behavior

171

Navigation

171

Text Clipping

171

From Here

172

Chapter 13: Connectors, Routing and Layout

173

Plan of Attack

173

Connectors Using Ordinary ShapeSheet Features

174

1-D Coordinate Space

174

Straight Connector

175

Curve Connector

176

Right Angle Connector

176

Shortcomings

177

Universal Connector

177

Further Caveats

180

Summary of Simple Connectors Implementation

180

Dynamic Layout Services

181

Overview of Dynamic Layout Services

181

Basic DLS Participation Eligibility: ObjType

182

Dynamic Layout Services Details

183

Routing

184

Connector "Appearance"

185

Line Jumps

185

Plowing

185

Layout

186

Dynamic "Walking" Glue

187

Page-level DLS Disable: DynamicsOff

187

Connector Splitting

187

Dynamic Connectors

188

Dynamic Connector Geometry

188

Implications For Geometry Dependents

189

Text Pin

189

Connection Points

190

Control Points

190

Enable/Disable Dynamic Connector Functionality

190

Some Dynamic Connector Developer Issues

190

Alternative Solutions to Fancy Routing

193

Comments

195

Dynamic Layout Performance Hints

196

Comparison of Connector Strategies

196

From Here

198

Chapter 14: Glue and Connects

199

Orientation

199

What Glues to What

201

Glue In Action

201

Initialization

201

How Gluer Depends on Gluee

203

Control Point to Connection Point

203

Connector Endpoint to Connection Point

203

Connector to "Shape": Dynamic or "Walking" Glue

203

Various Parts to Guide Lines

204

Visio's Gendered, Directional Connection Points

204

Working with Gendered Connection Points

205

Factors Affecting User Operation of Glue

207

Enhanced Snap and Glue Control in Visio 2002/3

207

Lock/Guard Glue Formulas

209

Connections To/From Group Member Shapes

209

Some Glue Issues

209

Dynamic Glue (_WALKGLUE) Issues

209

Connects Objects: Reporting On Connections

210

Connects Just Reports on Cells

210

Some Connections Report As Two Connect Objects

210

Connector-Sensitive Connection Points

210

Other Notes

211

Temporary Connection Points

211

Visio 2003's Connector Splitting Feature

211

From Here

212

Chapter 15: Formatting Via Masters and Styles

213

Mastering Master Concepts

214

Copying versus Inheritance

214

The Initial Master-Instance Relationship

214

Verifying Inheritance/Local Behavior

215

Creating and Removing Local Override Formulas

216

Severing Master-Shape Inheritance

216

Master Identity and Names

216

Styles-The Basics

216

Style "Attribute Sets": Three Sets of Cells

217

Style-to-Style Inheritance

218

Master and Style Inheritance, Together At Last

218

Developer Aid: Style Clues in the ShapeSheet Window

219

Developer Aid: Inheritance Browser

220

Three "Sub-Style" Attribute-Sets Versus Overall "Style"

220

Applying a Style

221

Applying a Style Switches Inheritance For Entire Attribute-Set

221

Applying a Local Formula or Value to a Cell

221

Does "Apply Style" Beat Guard() and LockFormat?

222

Reverting a Section or Cell to Inheritance

222

Un-Applying a Style (Revert to Inheritance-from-Master)

222

Style Collisions

222

Style Philosophy and Application

223

Styles as Named Sets of Attribute-Values

223

Styles for Conveying Semantics

223

The Evil "Color Scheme" Add-On

224

Rethinking the Motivation

224

Bottom Line

225

Some Development Implications

225

Seemingly Superfluous Style Sections?

225

Incomplete Inheritance Visibility

225

The Need for Tools

226

From Here

226

Chapter 16: Line and Fill Patterns and Line Ends

227

Relationship Between Pattern Masters and Instances

227

Parameters

228

Line Pattern and Line End Miscellany

229

Creating Unscaled Line-Ends

229

Line End Sizing Ratios

230

Line Pattern and Line End Positioning

231

Line Patterns vs Overlaid Lines

231

Other Wrinkles

232

From Here

232

Chapter 17: Documents, Pages, Layers and Markup

233

Document

233

Page

235

PageSheet

236

Background Pages

237

Markup

237

Markup Pages

237

View with DocPgWin Tool

237

Working with Markup

238

Markup's Default Behavior

238

Implementing Rigorous Markup Behavior

239

Markup Task Pane Markup List

241

Convert Markup to Normal Page

241

Layers

241

Layer Structure And Behavior

242

A Page's Layers Versus the Layers Object

242

A Shape's Layer Membership

242

Adding/Deleting Layers

242

Assigning Shapes to Layers

242

Using Layers

242

Layers For Shape Data Attributes and Querying

243

Querying Made Feasible

244

Layer Control Tricks

244

From Here

245

Part 4: Building Visio Solutions

247

Chapter 18: Building Solutions: Introduction

249

Overview

249

Alternative Solution Forms

250

Summary

251

Orientation to Visio User Interface, Events and Windows

252

Preview of Some Key Issues

253

Angle of Upcoming Solution Topics

254

A Note on Visual Studio.NET

254

Different Visio Roles, Different Forms of Solution

255

Visio for Rendering/Output

255

Visio for Information Capture

255

"Discipline-Specific Drawing Environment"

256

Discrete Operations on Drawing

256

Adding Intelligence to Shapes: "Shape Services"

257

Adding Intelligence to Drawings: Drawing-wide Semantics

257

Drawings as Views of Models

257

Visio as Control Panel

258

Visio Drawing Control Opportunities

258

From Here

258

Chapter 19: Menus, Toolbars, Accelerators

259

Orientation

260

Two User Interface Models to Choose From!

260

Study Sequence

261

Overview of UIObject-Based Object Model

261

Items

261

"Groups" of Items

262

"Sets" Handle "Context"

262

Extent of User Interface Data

262

Three "Levels" Of UI Customization

263

UIObjects: Messy Details

265

UIObject Browser: Completing the Picture

265

Overview of CommandBars-Based UI Object Model

266

Visio's Use of CommandBars

267

CommandBarControl Events

268

CommandBar Browser

268

Document-Specific CommandBars?

269

UIObjects and CommandBars, Together At Last

269

UIObject-Based Model to CommandBars

270

CommandBars to UIObject-Based Model

270

Implications for CommandBarControl Events

272

Usability of CommandBar Model

273

General UI Strategy Using the UIObject-Based Model

274

Constructing a Custom UI

274

Details

274

Persisting and Instating a Custom UI

276

Other Sources of Menus and Menu-Like Things

277

Don't Forget ShapeSheet Actions Section!

277

Visio 2003: SmartTags Piggyback on Actions

278

MouseDown Popup Menus

278

Wrinkles

278

Potentially Confusing UIObject Names

278

Persistent Events on Visio Templates Caused UI Confusion

278

Disappearing Toolbar Items

279

Example UI Exercises

279

Adding UI Elements

279

Minimal UI

281

From Here

282

Chapter 20: Events and Other Notifications

285

Overview

285

Several Different Event Mechanisms

288

Event Persistence

288

Notifications from ShapeSheet Activities

288

CALLTHIS

289

RUNADDON

290

RUNADDONWARGS

291

Dedicated Event Cells

292

QueueMarkerEvent

292

Automation Events Overview

293

Spectrum of Events Exposed

293

Event Filters

294

Document Events

294

WithEvents Event Handling

294

WithEvents Overview

295

Code for WithEvents: Simple Case

295

Forgetful" VBA?

296

Example With Model

296

Code for WithEvents: More Realistic Case, Using Class Module

297

Further Issues

300

Events Via EventList.Add and AddAdvise

301

Developer Aids

301

Events Browser

301

Event Trace

302

SDK Event Monitor

302

EventList.Add

302

EventList.AddAdvise

304

Simple Event Sink Example

305

Event Sink with Forwarding

306

Persistence

307

AddAdvise Compared To WithEvents

307

EventList Interacts With WithEvents

307

Filters

308

Miscellaneous Issues

310

QueueMarkerEvents Revisited

310

NoEventsPending versus VisioIsIdle

311

BeforeXXX Events

312

VB/VBA Issue With Signed Two-Byte EventCode Values

312

Mouse and Keyboard Events

312

.NET Implications

313

From Here

313

Chapter 21: VBA-Based Solutions

315

Visio VBA State-Of-Play

315

Overview

316

Benefits and Drawbacks of VBA-Based Solutions

316

The Modules of a VBA Project

317

"Ordinary" Modules

318

Class Modules

318

Forms

319

ThisDocument Module

320

Be Aware of VBA Project Behavior Options!

321

Getting Rid of a VBA Project

321

Where To Put Solution Code

321

Put VBA Code In Stencil

322

What About Document Events?

322

Copying Code From Stencil To Drawing

322

Cross-Project and ShapeSheet-to-Project References

323

Project to Project

323

Calling from ShapeSheet, (and UI Items and Events)

324

Establishing Drawing-to-Stencil References

325

Project Paths

326

Project Names

326

From Here

326

Chapter 22: "Visio Solution Library" Solutions: VSLs and Addons

327

Overview of VSL Features

328

The VSL API

328

The Visio-to-VSL Conversation

329

Introducing the VBVSL_Adapter

330

Overview of VBVSL and Adapter

330

Minimal "VBVSL_Min" Example

331

IVBVSL Interface Details

331

Fulfilling the Needs of VBVSL.cls

334

Structure For More Complex VSLs

338

Breaking Down Functionality By Addon Or "Command"?

338

Installation, Registration and Uninstallation

339

VSL/Addon Registration With Visio

340

VSL Unregistration

340

Additional VSL Installation Considerations

340

.NET and VSLs

341

Summary of Benefits and Drawbacks to VSLs

341

Benefits

341

Drawbacks

342

From Here

342

Chapter 23: Exe and Out-of-Process Solutions

343

Out-Of-Process Concerns

344

Integration With Visio

344

ReflectArgs Exe Example

346

Conclusions

347

.NET Exe Solutions

347

From Here

347

Chapter 24: COM Addin Solutions

349

COM Addins Overview

349

COM Addins In Visio

350

Conclusion

351

From Here

352

Chapter 25: Solution Window Management

353

Visio's "Windows"

353

Windows

354

Window methods and Attributes

355

Example: Hiding the Shape Search Window

355

Task Pane

356

Solution Windows in Visio

356

Out-of-Process vs. In-Process Windows

356

Default Visual Basic Form Behavior

357

Modal Form

357

Modeless Form

357

Coordinating modeless windows with Visio

357

Plain Desktop window

358

Plain MDI Child window

360

Anchor window

361

Stencil window

365

From Here

366

Chapter 26: Visio ActiveX Drawing Control

367

Basic Visio Drawing Control Container

367

"Single Document" Concept

368

File > New

368

File > Open

369

File > Save As

369

File > Save

370

Additional Sample Functions

370

Open a Stencil

370

Tidy Windows

370

Access the Automation Model from Host App

371

Respond To Events

372

Respond to Visio Object Events

373

Other Ideas

373

Further Considerations

374

Drawing Control's Relation to Visio Application

374

VDC.HostID

374

Using Multiple Controls

374

User Interface

375

Utility of Addons and Addins in VDC Scenarios

375

From Here

376

Chapter 27: ShapeSheet Service Addons

377

Event Lifetimes and "ShapeSheet Services"

377

ShapeSheet Services Pattern

378

Demo ShapeSheet Services Sample

378

Main ShapeSheet Services Concepts

379

"Demo ShapeSheet Services" Sample

379

I-Am-Selected Service

380

Supporting Utility Functions

383

Connect Count Service

383

Navigation Keys Service

384

Further Notes on Demo ShapeSheet Services Sample

386

Conclusions

386

From Here

386

Chapter 28: Visio and XML

387

Visio 2003's XML Features

387

Optional XML File Format: "XML for Visio"

387

VDX-Format IDataObject and Drag and Drop

388

Solution-Specific XML In Document

388

Solution-Specific XML in ShapeSheet

388

SVG Format Export

388

Making Sense of XML

388

What XML Looks Like

388

It's A Document, No Wait, It's A Database, No Wait...

389

MSXML

390

XSL and XSLT

390

Schemas

391

Namespaces

391

Hands-On "XML for Visio"

392

Studying VDXs To Learn Visio Structure

392

"XML for Visio" for Hard-to-Fix Fixups

393

SolutionXML Examples

394

Processing "XML for Visio" Files

396

Ideas

396

Using MSXML to Iterate Through All Nodes

397

View

397

Change: Re-Mastering Shapes

399

Let MSXML Do The Walking: XSL Patterns and XPath

399

Visio XML Straight To HTML, in Code

400

Visio XML Straight To HTML, in Browser

401

Wrinkles

402

Generating XML for Visio

403

From Here

406

Chapter 29: IDataObject and Shape Drag-and-Drop

407

Visio's Use of OLE Drag and Drop

408

Drag and Drop Objects

408

Introducing IDataObject

410

From Visio Shape to IDataObject

410

"Clipboard" Data Formats

411

Summary So Far

411

Stencil-Like Features, Using Various Languages

411

Visual Basic 6 and VBA

411

C# .NET Implementation

414

VS 6 C++ and Borland Delphi Implementation

415

XML IDataObject

415

XML Data To Visio

415

XML Data From Visio

416

Persisting IDataObject Data

417

VB6 Drag and Drop The Hard Way

417

Drag And Drop Demo

417

From Here

422

Chapter 30: Visio and ActiveX

423

Using Ordinary ActiveX Controls in a Visio Document

423

Dynamically Adding ActiveX Controls to Drawing

424

Documents Linked/Embedded In Visio

425

Visio ActiveX Control?

426

Accessing Visio from Within an "ActiveX Shape"

426

AXShape Sample

426

From Here

428

Chapter 31: Animation

429

"Manual" Animation

429

Move Disappointing, Rotate Works

429

Live Dynamics Option and Shape Cell

430

Overcoming Move Problem: Use Control Point

430

No VBA While Dragging--Some Alternatives

431

"Real" Animation

431

Animation Component

431

Following A Path

432

Off-Screen Drawing

435

Faster Roads (and other Path Patterns)

435

From Here

436

Chapter 32: Export and Bitmap Topics

437

Working with Bitmaps In Visio

437

Bitmaps, Start to End In Visio

438

Other Factors Impacting Bitmap Output Quality

439

Shape With Swappable Bitmap

440

Save As Web Page

441

Controlling Bitmap Export From Code

441

Document's Preview Picture

442

From Here

444

Chapter 33: Some Utilitarian Odds and Ends

445

Persisting Solution Data

445

Text In Cell

446

XML

446

VisXData and IStorage

446

When to Persist

448

Undo

448

Undo Sample VBA

448

Document Protection

449

Registry

450

Version Info

450

From Here

452

Chapter 34: Some Deployment Notes

453

Considerations for Stencils and Templates

453

Considerations for VSL and COM Addins

455

From Here

455

Chapter 35: Internationalization Features

457

Overview of Internationalization Features

458

Automation Model

458

Shape Sheet Window: Changed for Visio 2003

458

Details

459

"First time sets both names" Behavior

459

Named Rows

459

Default Collection Properties

460

Cells() Special?

461

Cell.Formula Not Just Local

461

ShapeSheet Formula Units

461

Decimal Points and Argument Separators

461

Special Case: SETF

461

Visio-Supplied Stencil Names

462

Migration Issues

462

From Here

462

Part 5: Browsable Reference to Visio Structure

463

Chapter 36: ShapeSheet Section-Row-Cell Structure

465

Reading The Tables

465

Constants

465

Finding The Section Of Interest

466

Chapter 37: ShapeSheet Functions

487

Chapter 38: Visio Objects, Properties and Methods

497

This Section Available for Download Only

497

Chapter 39: Events Table

503

Index

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