Special Case : Connects

  • Connects have no visual aspects, even if they are PathNodes.
  • Connects are still moved (x/y) when their connected elements move.
  • Obviously, the connected elements move together.
  • Path traversal algorithms must stop when reaching connects (ReachablePathFinder, DeletionPathFinder, ConnectionSplineFinder)
  • The AutoLayout must special case its treatment of Connects because the connected nodes actually only take up one graphical space.
  • A decision has been taken to disallow binding of Connects to the containing ComponentRef. Not doing so has no known implications.

-- JasonKealey - 14 Jul 2005
Topic revision: r1 - 13 Jul 2005, JasonKealey
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