Interactive diagrams?

meburke

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I once built a logic gate simulator in Excel4, and I can't find it now, but it's probably time to build it in VBA instead.

Has anyone done this already? Can anyone point me to instructions on scaling connections between shapes?

Also, I'm thinking about making a small flowcharter and decision tree generator to run off my decison tables and also decomposition tool that works much like the commercial "B-liner" application, but keeping it within a workbook so I can do arithmetic or logic in both directions (not just upstream). Again, the scaling looks to be a challenge.

Can anyone suggest some example for me to learn from?

Thanks,

Mike
 

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Damon Ostrander

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Hi Mike,

I'm not sure I know what you mean by "scaling" connections between shapes. Are you using connector-type lines to connect your shapes? These attach to the "grab points" on the shapes and so automatically adjust when the shapes are moved or resized to keep the shapes connected. See the Connectors item on the AutoShapes menu of the Drawing toolbar.

Damon
 

meburke

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That is exactly what I mean. Thank you. I haven't started building my own shapes yet. (Is there a library?) I was looking for an already built example, like an organization chart or something that changes configuration, so I don't have to start directly from scratch.

It looks like it may take me a couple of weeks to figure out the basics, but I will post the results when I get it done.

Thanks,

Mike
 

Damon Ostrander

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Hi again Mike,

There are quite a few AutoShape types, as well as numerous connector types. Here's a list of the AutoShape types (values that the AutoShapeType Property can take on):

msoShape16pointStar
msoShape24pointStar
msoShape32pointStar
msoShape4pointStar
msoShape5pointStar
msoShape8pointStar
msoShapeActionButtonBackorPrevious
msoShapeActionButtonBeginning
msoShapeActionButtonCustom
msoShapeActionButtonDocument
msoShapeActionButtonEnd
msoShapeActionButtonForwardorNext
msoShapeActionButtonHelp
msoShapeActionButtonHome
msoShapeActionButtonInformation
msoShapeActionButtonMovie
msoShapeActionButtonReturn
msoShapeActionButtonSound
msoShapeArc
msoShapeBalloon
msoShapeBentArrow
msoShapeBentUpArrow
msoShapeBevel
msoShapeBlockArc
msoShapeCan
msoShapeChevron
msoShapeCircularArrow
msoShapeCloudCallout
msoShapeCross
msoShapeCube
msoShapeCurvedDownArrow
msoShapeCurvedDownRibbon
msoShapeCurvedLeftArrow
msoShapeCurvedRightArrow
msoShapeCurvedUpArrow
msoShapeCurvedUpRibbon
msoShapeDiamond
msoShapeDonut
msoShapeDoubleBrace
msoShapeDoubleBracket
msoShapeDoubleWave
msoShapeDownArrow
msoShapeDownArrowCallout
msoShapeDownRibbon
msoShapeExplosion1
msoShapeExplosion2
msoShapeFlowchartAlternateProcess
msoShapeFlowchartCard
msoShapeFlowchartCollate
msoShapeFlowchartConnector
msoShapeFlowchartData
msoShapeFlowchartDecision
msoShapeFlowchartDelay
msoShapeFlowchartDirectAccessStorage
msoShapeFlowchartDisplay
msoShapeFlowchartDocument
msoShapeFlowchartExtract
msoShapeFlowchartInternalStorage
msoShapeFlowchartMagneticDisk
msoShapeFlowchartManualInput
msoShapeFlowchartManualOperation
msoShapeFlowchartMerge
msoShapeFlowchartMultidocument
msoShapeFlowchartOffpageConnector
msoShapeFlowchartOr
msoShapeFlowchartPredefinedProcess
msoShapeFlowchartPreparation
msoShapeFlowchartProcess
msoShapeFlowchartPunchedTape
msoShapeFlowchartSequentialAccessStorage
msoShapeFlowchartSort
msoShapeFlowchartStoredData
msoShapeFlowchartSummingJunction
msoShapeFlowchartTerminator
msoShapeFoldedCorner
msoShapeHeart
msoShapeHexagon
msoShapeHorizontalScroll
msoShapeIsoscelesTriangle
msoShapeLeftArrow
msoShapeLeftArrowCallout
msoShapeLeftBrace
msoShapeLeftBracket
msoShapeLeftRightArrow
msoShapeLeftRightArrowCallout
msoShapeLeftRightUpArrow
msoShapeLeftUpArrow
msoShapeLightningBolt
msoShapeLineCallout1
msoShapeLineCallout1AccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout1BorderandAccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout1NoBorder
msoShapeLineCallout2
msoShapeLineCallout2AccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout2BorderandAccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout2NoBorder
msoShapeLineCallout3
msoShapeLineCallout3AccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout3BorderandAccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout3NoBorder
msoShapeLineCallout4
msoShapeLineCallout4AccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout4BorderandAccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout4NoBorder
msoShapeMixed
msoShapeMoon
msoShapeNoSymbol
msoShapeNotchedRightArrow
msoShapeNotPrimitive
msoShapeOctagon
msoShapeOval
msoShapeOvalCallout
msoShapeParallelogram
msoShapePentagon
msoShapePlaque
msoShapeQuadArrow
msoShapeQuadArrowCallout
msoShapeRectangle
msoShapeRectangularCallout
msoShapeRegularPentagon
msoShapeRightArrow
msoShapeRightArrowCallout
msoShapeRightBrace
msoShapeRightBracket
msoShapeRightTriangle
msoShapeRoundedRectangle
msoShapeRoundedRectangularCallout
msoShapeSmileyFace
msoShapeStripedRightArrow
msoShapeSun
msoShapeTrapezoid
msoShapeUpArrow
msoShapeUpArrowCallout
msoShapeUpDownArrow
msoShapeUpDownArrowCallout
msoShapeUpRibbon
msoShapeUTurnArrow
msoShapeVerticalScroll
msoShapeWave

I don't have any examples of building org charts in VBA, or anything similiar. I've only used these manually. Hopefully, someone else on this board will volunteer an example or two.
 

meburke

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Wow! Thanks for the list of Autoshapes. I've actually found these shapes before, there was a list in a book on the Windows API and they also show up in the Object Browser, but it's cool to have a quick list like this.

I did a basic flowcharter using VISIO and VB4 a number of years ago, and had to build my own shape objects. It's nice to have them as part of MS Office.

Mike
 
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