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Containers: Finding Them, Finding their members
« on: January 24, 2019, 10:59:44 PM »
Now that I'm a bona fide, thoroughly modern Visio user, I decided to explore containers.  Yeah, old stuff now as they came on the scene in 2010.  But, what I noticed is that the useful code examples on the web are, like, not there.  There's technical descriptions, but, no examples to go with them.  So, here's some really basic, fundamental, working code. 

And why is it that Lists, i.e., specialized containers, are not provided on the GUI?  Well, too specialized.  They are sort of hidden, provided as shapes on various stencils.  Well, actually, they're well hidden.  But, you can customize a shape and turn it into a Container or a List or a Callout.  See 2nd link below.

Also, here are some links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNhxdSRGAmc
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visio/2010/01/12/custom-containers-lists-and-callouts-in-visio-2010/
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Clarify-the-structure-of-diagrams-by-using-containers-and-lists-5A3F0608-A691-4EEF-8538-D3DC1141AE85
https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/Visio-2010-Add-Containers-e8f8daf2
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4b1eaf5a-11e9-44af-b0e8-28367a51491f/sample-code-containerpropertiesgetlistmembers
http://www.visguy.com/2010/06/05/using-visio-2010-containers-to-create-server-drilldowns-with-excel-data/
http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?topic=6217.0

Well, I hope this helps make your container adventure a little easier and more productive.

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