The Visualization Sample with the CAB Visualizer

Topics: CAB & Smart Client Software Factory
Dec 18, 2005 at 11:09 AM
originally posted by: OlofEdlund

The Visualization Sample with the CAB Visualizer is da bomb.

I'm struggling to understand the structure of CAB applications. I'm normally a back end guy and I've found that the CAB Visualisation sample really has helped me understand the sample applications much better.

So I just want to recommend to everyone that is trying to understand the CAB to download this sample solution and use the CAB visualizer.

What it does is to show you all the work items in the application and the items and smartparts and everything else that a work item contains. I will probably use this not only to learn the structure. But also to examine my applications structure as my applications get more complex.

Try it.
Dec 18, 2005 at 4:20 PM
originally posted by: PProvost

I'm really glad that you have found it useful. To my mind, it does two things:

1. It helps you see the internal structure of the CAB workitems in a running app
2. It shows you how to make your own visualizer

When you're learning CAB, #1 is important. Once you get down and dirty with a real CAB application, however, you will find that #2 will become more and more valuable.

Hopefully someone will share some more visualizers one of these days.

Thanks for your comments and thanks for checking out CAB.