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Microsoft Visio 2010 Business Process Diagramming and Validation by David John Parker

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Connectivity API

All of the above sections were to get you used to the object model a bit, so that you can understand how to traverse a structured diagram and retrieve the information that you want. The Connectivity API also provides easy methods for creating and deleting connections, but we are simply interested in traversing connections in order to check or export the process steps to another application.

Here is the top part of my Write Chapter Sub-process page which demonstrates some of the key features of the Connectivity API. They are done in the following sequence:

  1. The flow shapes are connected together creating a logical sequence of steps.
  2. Some steps have an associated callout with extra Notes.
  3. Some steps are within a Container shape to ...

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