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Who has a zoomable expandable collapsible radiant star patterned vector graphic navigation control?

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Boy that's a helluva subject heh? But that's what I'm looking for. A
navigation
control that has a series of rectangles (each representing a star in the
pattern) where each rectangle is connected to a central rectangle by a
single vector, e.g. a straight line. When an onMouseDown event is raised on
a rectangular object a click and drag operation will expand or collapse the
starred diagram, e.g. zoom when dragged. When an onClick event is raised on
a rectangular object's text property a database query, web service or page
navigation will be invoked.

Has anybody developed this type of navigation?

<%= Clinton Gallagher
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://clintongallagher.metromilwaukee.com/
Oct 13 '06 #1
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You'd have better replies if you either, get a bit more explanatory, or better yet, make a
picture for us :), yes some jpeg, upload it at imageshack.us and give us the url of what you
mean, because I surely got lost quick on the square part, though sounds simpler than your
descriptive attempt.
Danny
Oct 14 '06 #2

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I thought that might be the case because it can be difficult describing
spatial relationships. I submitted "star pattern diagrams" at Google and
found [1] which hopefully is close enough to get the point across. The 11d
pattern at the bottom of the page is closest to the objective noting all of
the stars in the middle of the 11d pattern will be a single centralized star
that all other stars would connect to graphically.

None of the stars need to be dragged from their orientation and the use I
require does not need symmetry but the entire diagram does need to be
zoomable so the entire pattern needs to be created with vector graphics.

I've seen these at least two of these in the past from different vendors
that were targeting knowledge management applications but I can't find them
and forgot what they were called. Searching is useless when the search terms
aren't known.

Does the diagram in [1] get the point across?

<%= Clinton

[1] http://www.geocities.com/~harveyh/magicstar_x.htm


"Danny" <da*******@bluebottle.comwrote in message
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You'd have better replies if you either, get a bit more
explanatory, or better yet, make a
picture for us :), yes some jpeg, upload it at imageshack.us and give us
the url of what you
mean, because I surely got lost quick on the square part, though sounds
simpler than your
descriptive attempt.
Danny

Oct 14 '06 #3

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VK

clintonG wrote:
Does the diagram in [1] get the point across?
[1] http://www.geocities.com/~harveyh/magicstar_x.htm
Roughly yes.
It can be done on UA's with a native vector graphics support (IE 5.5>
VML, Firefox 1.5SVG, Camino 1.0SVG, Opera 8.0SVG). That all can
be covered by an uniformed interface library like our SVL (Superimposed
Vector Language).
It can be also done via a vector graphics plug-in (through <object>)
like say Adobe SVG plug-in or Corel SVG plug-in.
Also a regular Flash .swf is a vector graphics as well.

The problem with the last two approaches is that the zoom doesn't go
beyond the vewport defined by width/height for <object>.

The programming problem (if I got the sample cases right) that you need
to have boxes places on certain intersections of "star" lines. So that
must be an algorithm to calculate these intersection points, so it must
be known what intersection points are you interested in.

Please correct me if I missed the picture.

..

Oct 14 '06 #4

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I'm looking for a control that renders exactly like what is seen in the
Overview Section [1]

<%= Clinton

[1] http://www.cs.ucsd.edu/~wgg/Software/StarTool/

"VK" <sc**********@yahoo.comwrote in message
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clintonG wrote:
>Does the diagram in [1] get the point across?
[1] http://www.geocities.com/~harveyh/magicstar_x.htm

Roughly yes.
It can be done on UA's with a native vector graphics support (IE 5.5>
VML, Firefox 1.5SVG, Camino 1.0SVG, Opera 8.0SVG). That all can
be covered by an uniformed interface library like our SVL (Superimposed
Vector Language).
It can be also done via a vector graphics plug-in (through <object>)
like say Adobe SVG plug-in or Corel SVG plug-in.
Also a regular Flash .swf is a vector graphics as well.

The problem with the last two approaches is that the zoom doesn't go
beyond the vewport defined by width/height for <object>.

The programming problem (if I got the sample cases right) that you need
to have boxes places on certain intersections of "star" lines. So that
must be an algorithm to calculate these intersection points, so it must
be known what intersection points are you interested in.

Please correct me if I missed the picture.

.

Oct 15 '06 #5

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