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Custom document app design

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TEK
Hello

I'm wondering if anyone have some good ideas/solution to a problem I'm
working on.

Target: Give the user a "MS World" like document UI to work with when
editing data stored in a object model.
The application this will be used in is a rich-client.

An simplified version of the model may look something like this:

class Document{
public CarCollection Cars{get;}
}

class Car{
string Caption{get;set}
string Description{get;set}
decimal GasTankHeight{get;set;}
decimal GasTankWidth{get;set;}
decimal GasTankLength{get;set;}
decimal GasTankVolume{get}
}

The document the user is editing should be based on a template with a
standard layout, where the car information is shown just as regular
information within the document.

Some sections of the document should be read only, for example the
tank volume field while some sections should for example only allow
numeric input.

The user should ideally be able to select and copy text from any part
of the document to paste into for example a regular word applicatino.

The object model should be update as the user types inn new values, as
there will be several views of the same data.

A simple example of how the the document should look to the end user
is shown here:
http://bp1.blogger.com/_3EnpE8Vg_8U/...nt-example.jpg

Any ideas about how to attach this would be highly appriciated.

Apr 21 '07 #1
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This can all be done using Microsoft Word all by itself.

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HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP

Printing Components, Email Components,
FTP Client Classes, Enhanced Data Controls, much more.
DSI PrintManager, Miradyne Component Libraries:
http://www.miradyne.net

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Hello

I'm wondering if anyone have some good ideas/solution to a problem I'm
working on.

Target: Give the user a "MS World" like document UI to work with when
editing data stored in a object model.
The application this will be used in is a rich-client.

An simplified version of the model may look something like this:

class Document{
public CarCollection Cars{get;}
}

class Car{
string Caption{get;set}
string Description{get;set}
decimal GasTankHeight{get;set;}
decimal GasTankWidth{get;set;}
decimal GasTankLength{get;set;}
decimal GasTankVolume{get}
}

The document the user is editing should be based on a template with a
standard layout, where the car information is shown just as regular
information within the document.

Some sections of the document should be read only, for example the
tank volume field while some sections should for example only allow
numeric input.

The user should ideally be able to select and copy text from any part
of the document to paste into for example a regular word applicatino.

The object model should be update as the user types inn new values, as
there will be several views of the same data.

A simple example of how the the document should look to the end user
is shown here:
http://bp1.blogger.com/_3EnpE8Vg_8U/...nt-example.jpg

Any ideas about how to attach this would be highly appriciated.

Apr 23 '07 #2

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