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

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Creating the Rules Explorer window

The Rules Explorer Window is a Visio anchor window, for which there are many examples available, including some in the Microsoft Visio SDK. The resultant window is a sub-window of the document window, just like a number of other built-in windows like the Drawing Explorer, Shape Data window, and of course, the new Issues window. These windows can float free, anchored to an edge of the drawing window, or merged with other sub-windows.

The following screenshot of Visual Studio shows that the FormExplorer class merely acts as a host for the UserControlExplorer control.

Creating the Rules Explorer window

The UserControlExplorer is the WPF control that ...

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