Author Topic: Edit Text for VSD Grafx Network Shape  (Read 12669 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

visiodummy

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Re: Edit Text for VSD Grafx Network Shape
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2011, 12:48:20 PM »
Never mind, I think I (finally) understand the question. The "text field" is cleverly built by embedding "TextFields" into the string. The text string looks like this when captured

Code
?
Model:  ?
Product:    ?
OS: ?
Hostname:   ?
CPU:    ?
Memory: ?
HDD Config: ?

In the text stream it is calling the data from the textfield section of the shapesheet which is linked to the shapedata section of the shapesheet. That's why when you change the value in a shapedata row the embedded fields in the text string change.

hth,
al







EXACTLY!!!

So there's no easy way to duplicate this or edit the existing text stream?

aledlund

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1412
Re: Edit Text for VSD Grafx Network Shape
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2011, 03:46:00 PM »
I suspect the existing stream was built programatically. The thing to realize is that it is very tightly coupled to two other sections in the shape sheet, the textfields (for the datalinking) and characters section (for the formatting).

If you'd like to dig deeper then I'd suggest you get a copy of "v2003 Developer's Survival Pack" by Graham Wideman. Of course there's this one on-line

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa245244(office.10).aspx


al