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Re: [ajug-members]: Swing applet scenario, multiple choice
Sounds like a job for JTree
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DATE: Wed, 26 May 2004 12:10:19
From: Barry Hawkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: AJUG List Members <email@example.com>
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> I have a question for you. I have a client with a requirement I have
>not had to deal with before. They have a web application that has
>functionality that is somewhat similar to making an organization chart.
> Currently, the application creates a structure for an organization and
>provides a view of that structure through a tree, much like the left
>pane of Windows Explorer.
> What the client now wants to do is replace this tree view with a view
>that graphically depicts an organizational chart, much like what you
>would do with Visio or drawing in Word. They also want to be able to
>create new elements of the organizational hierarchy within this
>graphical view. It sounds to me like a modeling/drawing API would be
>required to do something like this. Keep in mind they are saying they
>want this as a web application.
> My initial take on this is that it would require a sizable amount of
>work in Swing applets that would most likely be cost prohibitive. I
>haven't done much in Swing, and from what I learned in Charlie
>Hubbard's talk on Swing and layout managers at DevCon 2004, this sounds
>like a seasoned, guru-level task, cost concerns aside. If anyone has
>faced something like this and can share your lessons learned from it,
>that would be great.
> So, now the question:
>Given this scenario, would you:
>a.) Politely turn down the request for proposal and back away slowly.
>b.) Assure the client of this requirement's viability and hop right on
>c.) Advise the client that this could be done, but would be cost
>d.) None of the above
>e.) All of the above 8^)
> Thanks in advance for taking the time to look at this.
>Barry C. Hawkins
>All Things Computed
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