Tom Sawyer Layout, ActiveX Edition


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Release Notes

Review the release notes to see the latest features of Tom Sawyer Layout, ActiveX Edition.


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Add immediate value to your application by incorporating these robust features:

  • Flexible component architecture
  • Ease of integration
  • Localizable
  • Compatible with Tom Sawyer Analysis
  • HTML format with content tabs
  • Global search capability
  • Practical, in-depth tutorials
  • Design, development, and deployment guides
  • Detailed API references
  • Graph-based data model
  • Efficient iteration
  • Nodes with polygon shapes
  • Edges with routes
  • Nodes with connectors
  • Node, edge, and connector labels
  • Nested drawings
  • Attach properties to drawing elements
  • XML read and write
Complexity Management
  • Drill down
  • Drill up
  • Expand
  • Collapse
  • Nest
  • Circular layout
  • Hierarchical layout
  • Orthogonal layout
  • Symmetric layout
  • Scalable layout
  • High-speed layout
  • Global layout
  • Incremental layout
  • Nested layout
  • Partial nested layout
  • Constraint-based layout
  • Labeling
  • Routing
  • Drawing fitting


Tom Sawyer Layout is now available in tiered pricing categories. Tiering allows you to purchase individually priced sets of features and capabilities for your application. Over an application lifecycle, you may choose to expand the scope to include more features of Tom Sawyer Layout.

Features First Tier Second Tier Third Tier
Two layout styles
All layout styles
Global layout
Incremental layout
Constraint-based layout
Edge routing
Global labeling
Drill down


Layout Styles
  • Circular layout
  • Hierarchical layout
  • Orthogonal layout
  • Symmetric layout
  • Tree layout

System Requirements

This table describes the supported operating systems and development environments.

Operating System Architecture Development Environments
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Intel-compatible Microsoft Visual C# 2017
Microsoft Visual Basic 2017
Microsoft Visual C# 2019
Microsoft Visual Basic 2019

Tom Sawyer Layout is also compatible with many other development environments that can host and interact with ActiveX Controls.