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"Microsoft Visio 2013 Business Process Diagramming and Validation"

If you are a Microsoft Visio 2013 Professional Edition user or developer who wants to get to grips with both the basic features of Visio 2013 and the new Validation Rules in this edition, then this book is for you. A working knowledge of Microsoft Visio, and optionally .NET for the add-in code, is required, though previous knowledge of business process diagramming is not necessary. More experienced Visio users will gain valuable knowledge for building add-ins and creating and publishing rules. If you want to achieve results from Visio 2013 beyond the ordinary out-of-the-box features, then this book is ideal for you. Although this book covers the Professional Edition, much of the book is still useful if you are a Visio 2013 Standard Edition user.

What you will learn from this book:

  • Master new Visio features supporting structured diagrams and Validation
  • Learn new Validation functions, including creating and modifying Validation Rules to verify diagram correctness
  • Successfully implement out-of-the-box content for Visio 2013
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Visio as a diagramming tool and the Visio document structure
  • Discover the Visio 15.0 Type Library
  • Understand ShapeSheet functions for writing formulae in Validation tests
  • Publish custom Visio templates that enforce company diagramming standards
  • Build a Visio add-in for increased ease when creating Rules or analyzing existing Rules
  • Use the provided Rules Tools add-in to export Validation Rules to XML
  • View diagrams with corresponding issues using annotations
  • Integrate validation diagrams with SharePoint 2013

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview of Process Management in Microsoft Visio 2013

Chapter 2. Understanding the Microsoft Visio Object Model

Chapter 3. Understanding the ShapeSheetâ„¢

Chapter 4. Understanding the Validation API

Chapter 5. Developing a Validation API Interface

Chapter 6. Reviewing Validation Rules and Issues

Chapter 7. Creating Validation Rules

Chapter 8. Publishing Validation Rules and Diagrams

Chapter 9. A Worked Example for Data Flow Model Diagrams - Part 1

Chapter 10. A Worked Example for Data Flow Model Diagrams - Part 2

Chapter 11. A Worked Example for Data Flow Model Diagrams - Part 3

Chapter 12. Integrating Validated Diagrams with SharePoint 2013 and Office365


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