Tom Sawyer Software Ships Graph Editor Toolkit for ActiveX, Version 3.1
New View Wizard Creates Custom Diagramming Shapes
Berkeley, CA, February 17, 1999—Tom Sawyer Software, the leading vendor of graph
layout and diagramming components, today announced availability of its Graph Editor Toolkit
for ActiveX, version 3.1. The Graph Editor Toolkit for ActiveX is a component that allows
developers to quickly assemble custom vertical market diagram editors. The Graph Editor
Toolkit provides graphical editing utilities, diagram management, and automatic layout. It
produces clear, well-organized user interfaces that can display thousands of objects and
relationships between them. The Graph Editor Toolkit builds applications such as enterprise
resource planning, network and service level management, Year 2000 software analysis, logistics,
and workflow management systems.
New features in this version of the Graph Editor Toolkit for ActiveX include:
- View Creation Facility: This facility includes a View Wizard that provides a
point and click method of creating custom graphical objects for a diagramming application.
This View Wizard saves programming time by generating code.
- Data Driven Objects: New properties are available to associate data with objects.
With the Graph Editor Toolkit for ActiveX, graphic objects are more than simple drawings. They are
associated with data and diagrams, and can be automatically generated from data sources.
- Enhanced Coordinate System: The coordinate system has been enhanced to support
diagrams whose size and/or position exceeds the range of a 16-bit integer.
- Improved Dialog Control: Additional interfaces for secondary windows have been
added for better control over dialogs.
- User Annotation: Special information for annotating nodes, edges, and labels can
be stored in user-defined data fields.
"We are very excited about this release," said Brendan Madden, chief executive officer of Tom
Sawyer Software. "Our Graph Editor Toolkit for ActiveX is the only diagramming component that
combines diagram management, graphical editing utilities, and advanced incremental graph layout
routines. This release adds features requested by our current customers and provides a strong
engine for the growing number of developers creating applications that require diagramming and
graph layout functionality."
The Graph Editor Toolkit for ActiveX delivers a complete set of functions for complex editing and
automatic generation of diagrams. These include:
- Multi-level Nested Diagramming: Drill down and interact with multiple levels of
sub-diagrams with built-in navigation routines.
- Smart Labels: Add, delete, and edit multiple labels interactively or automatically. Labels
have a "smart position" feature so they are positioned without overlapping other diagram elements.
Labels are globally positioned to avoid being placed on top of other labels, at line crossing
locations, or near other nodes.
- Large Diagram Visualization Techniques: Hide or fold portions of a diagram so that only the
most important portions are displayed.
- Automatic Incremental Layout: Automatically layout diagrams into appropriate formats either
incrementally or in one step. Multiple layout styles are available and all are customizable.
- Graphical Editing Utilities: Use proven utilities such as copy, cut, paste and duplicate, save and
restore, PostScript printing and customizable zoom.
The Graph Editor Toolkit for ActiveX, version 3.1 is available now. It supports development environments
such as Visual Basic, Visual C++, PowerBuilder, Delphi, and Internet Explorer. Tom Sawyer Software offers
component technologies that support all major development environments. It produces portable products with
C, C++, Java, and ActiveX interfaces. It supports graphical display products for MFC, ActiveX, and 100% Pure Java.
About Tom Sawyer Software
Tom Sawyer Software is the leading provider of software and services that enable
organizations to build highly scalable and flexible graph and data visualization
and analysis applications. These applications are used to discover hidden
patterns, complex relationships, and key trends in large and diverse datasets. Tom
Sawyer Software serves clients with needs in link analysis; network topology;
architectures and models; schematics and maps; and dependencies, flows, and
processes. We help clients federate and integrate their data from multiple sources
and build the graph and data visualization applications that are critical to
analyzing and gaining insight into their data.
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