Vixels, createthroughs, dragthroughs and attachment regions in BuildByWire

W. B. Mugridge, J. G. Hosking, J. C. Grundy

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BuildByWire is a direct-manipulation meta-editor for composing sophisticated visual notations and their editors from JavaBean components. It in turn generates JavaBeans, which can be plugged into other tools. BuildByWire has been used to generate editors for a variety of visual languages and notations. We describe new features that eliminate several previous limitations of BuildByWire and its generated editors. The designer of a notation now has more control over the tools that are provided in the generated editor. The composition of notational elements using layout managers has been improved. Connectors between notational elements have been made more general and flexible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1998 Australasian Computer Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 1998
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0818692065, 9780818692062
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 1998 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 19984 Dec 1998 (Conference proceedings)


ConferenceAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 1998
Abbreviated titleOZCHI 1998
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  • JavaBeans
  • metaeditor
  • user-interface
  • visual notation

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