Visual description language

Topics: CAB & Smart Client Software Factory
Jun 5, 2007 at 7:31 AM
Has anyone already thought about a specific visual description language for CAB-designed systems? I am interested in a way to visualize the relations between WorkItems and their SubWorkItems as well as the "interfaces" they provide (EventPublications, EventSubscriptions, and CommandHandlers). I could imagine another kind of diagram to present SmartParts with their relations to Workspaces and UIExtensionSites etc.

Maybe there's already something around?
Jun 6, 2007 at 11:33 AM
We first thought about writing a utility that scans a specific module's DLL for CAB attributes und uses the XML doc file to generate a CHM for the module. We ended up with a scaffolding template in our development wiki (confluence), updated manually by the developers. Not the ideal solution, but the quickest.