SequenceViz Improvements

Oct 7, 2008 at 8:22 PM
This is a beautiful tool!  My compliments to the author. 

We have various infrastructure components, such as error handlers, loggers, service facades, are SequenceViz meticulously diagrams to the nth degree for each and every call.

We need to suppress detailing of calls to specified assemblies, classes or methods.  This would make the diagram more readable/usable and speed up diagram generation.

Ideally the diagram would be interactive, allowing the user to click on a class or method to suppress or expand detail, and save such settings in configuration to be applied automatically next time.

Has anyone already done this?  If so, would you mind sharing your source?   If not, do others agree this may be a valuable improvment, and 'low hanging fruit' as far as implement effort?

Thanks,
Bill Wendel
Coordinator
Oct 7, 2008 at 10:03 PM
Hi Bill,

Thanks for your comment. At the moment, we do support filtering in the config file. It is not as interactive as you would have liked but it can get the job done. If you see the configuration file (LiveSequence.exe.config), you can change the following properties to filter items.

<appSettings>
<add key="IgnoredMethodList" value="get_|set_|add_|remove_"/>
<add key="IgnoredTypeList" value="Form|Type|Control|ControlCollection|String|Assert"/>
<add key="IgnoredAssemblyList" value="mscorlib|System"/>
<add key="IncludeAssemblyReferences" value="true"/>
</appSettings>

But the improvement you suggested is already in the todo list here
http://www.codeplex.com/sequenceviz/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=11377

thanks,
Nauman


--- On Tue, 7/10/08, wwendel <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:

> From: wwendel <[email removed]>
> Subject: SequenceViz Improvements [sequenceviz:37237]
> To: [email removed]
> Date: Tuesday, 7 October, 2008, 8:22 PM
> From: wwendel
>
> This is a beautiful tool! My compliments to the author.
>
> We have various infrastructure components, such as error
> handlers, loggers, service facades, are SequenceViz
> meticulously diagrams to the nth degree for each and every
> call.
>
> We need to suppress detailing of calls to specified
> assemblies, classes or methods. This would make the diagram
> more readable/usable and speed up diagram generation.
>
> Ideally the diagram would be interactive, allowing the user
> to click on a class or method to suppress or expand detail,
> and save such settings in configuration to be applied
> automatically next time.
>
> Has anyone already done this? If so, would you mind
> sharing your source? If not, do others agree this may be a
> valuable improvment, and 'low hanging fruit' as far
> as implement effort?
>
> Thanks,
> Bill Wendel
>
>
Oct 7, 2008 at 10:06 PM

Thanks Nauman.  This is great news!    I appreciate our prompt reply and look forward to trying out the feature.

--Bill Wendel

From: nleghari [mailto:notifications@codeplex.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 2:03 PM
To: Bill Wendel
Subject: Re: SequenceViz Improvements [sequenceviz:37237]

From: nleghari

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your comment. At the moment, we do support filtering in the config file. It is not as interactive as you would have liked but it can get the job done. If you see the configuration file (LiveSequence.exe.config), you can change the following properties to filter items.








But the improvement you suggested is already in the todo list here
http://www.codeplex.com/sequenceviz/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=11377

thanks,
Nauman


--- On Tue, 7/10/08, wwendel wrote:

> From: wwendel
> Subject: SequenceViz Improvements [sequenceviz:37237]
> To: [email removed]
> Date: Tuesday, 7 October, 2008, 8:22 PM
> From: wwendel
>
> This is a beautiful tool! My compliments to the author.
>
> We have various infrastructure components, such as error
> handlers, loggers, service facades, are SequenceViz
> meticulously diagrams to the nth degree for each and every
> call.
>
> We need to suppress detailing of calls to specified
> assemblies, classes or methods. This would make the diagram
> more readable/usable and speed up diagram generation.
>
> Ideally the diagram would be interactive, allowing the user
> to click on a class or method to suppress or expand detail,
> and save such settings in configuration to be applied
> automatically next time.
>
> Has anyone already done this? If so, would you mind
> sharing your source? If not, do others agree this may be a
> valuable improvment, and 'low hanging fruit' as far
> as implement effort?
>
> Thanks,
> Bill Wendel
>
>

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Oct 7, 2008 at 10:08 PM

Oops, typo.   I meant to say “I appreciate YOUR prompt reply”.

From: Bill Wendel
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 2:06 PM
To: 'sequenceviz@discussions.codeplex.com'; Shawn Oberst; Wade Wickman; Steven Truong
Subject: RE: SequenceViz Improvements [sequenceviz:37237]

Thanks Nauman. This is great news! I appreciate our prompt reply and look forward to trying out the feature.

--Bill Wendel

From: nleghari [mailto:notifications@codeplex.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 2:03 PM
To: Bill Wendel
Subject: Re: SequenceViz Improvements [sequenceviz:37237]

From: nleghari

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your comment. At the moment, we do support filtering in the config file. It is not as interactive as you would have liked but it can get the job done. If you see the configuration file (LiveSequence.exe.config), you can change the following properties to filter items.








But the improvement you suggested is already in the todo list here
http://www.codeplex.com/sequenceviz/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=11377

thanks,
Nauman


--- On Tue, 7/10/08, wwendel wrote:

> From: wwendel
> Subject: SequenceViz Improvements [sequenceviz:37237]
> To: [email removed]
> Date: Tuesday, 7 October, 2008, 8:22 PM
> From: wwendel
>
> This is a beautiful tool! My compliments to the author.
>
> We have various infrastructure components, such as error
> handlers, loggers, service facades, are SequenceViz
> meticulously diagrams to the nth degree for each and every
> call.
>
> We need to suppress detailing of calls to specified
> assemblies, classes or methods. This would make the diagram
> more readable/usable and speed up diagram generation.
>
> Ideally the diagram would be interactive, allowing the user
> to click on a class or method to suppress or expand detail,
> and save such settings in configuration to be applied
> automatically next time.
>
> Has anyone already done this? If so, would you mind
> sharing your source? If not, do others agree this may be a
> valuable improvment, and 'low hanging fruit' as far
> as implement effort?
>
> Thanks,
> Bill Wendel
>
>

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Developer
Oct 8, 2008 at 12:54 PM
Hi Bill,

It may also be a good idea to vote on the workitem that nauman mentioned. Not that it speeds up development, but maybe it will set more priority to it in development of this tool.

Regards,
Meile
Oct 9, 2008 at 2:48 AM

Meile,


Thank you for your reply.  This is a pretty nice tool.  I voted for a few improvements and added suggestions of my own.

I downloaded source code thinking it would be writing WPF graphics, but found it’s shelling out to external utility to generate  an image file.  Not sure if that’s the latest, or where you’re going with it.

I’m actually leaving for 2 weeks vacation, but look forward to working with this some more when I return.

Sincerely,

Bill Wendel

From: meile [mailto:notifications@codeplex.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 4:54 AM
To: Bill Wendel
Subject: Re: SequenceViz Improvements [sequenceviz:37237]

From: meile

Hi Bill,

It may also be a good idea to vote on the workitem that nauman mentioned. Not that it speeds up development, but maybe it will set more priority to it in development of this tool.

Regards,
Meile

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Coordinator
Oct 9, 2008 at 3:58 PM
Hi Bill,

The latest source code should have the WPF generation code. The old code may be there but it is not being used any more.

Thanks,
Nauman


--- On Thu, 9/10/08, wwendel <notifications@codeplex.com> wrote:

> From: wwendel <[email removed]>
> Subject: Re: SequenceViz Improvements [sequenceviz:37237]
> To: [email removed]
> Date: Thursday, 9 October, 2008, 2:48 AM
> From: wwendel
>
> Meile,
> Thank you for your reply.  This is a pretty nice tool.  I
> voted for a fewimprovements and added suggestions of my own.
> I downloaded source code thinking it would be writing
> WPFgraphics, but found it’s shelling out to external
> utility to generate  an imagefile.  Not sure if that’s
> the latest, or where you’re going with it. I’m actually
> leaving for 2 weeks vacation, but look forward to
> workingwith this some more when I return. Sincerely,Bill
> Wendel From: meile[mailto:[email removed]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 4:54 AM
> To: Bill Wendel
> Subject: Re: SequenceViz Improvements [sequenceviz:37237]
> From: meileHiBill,
>
> It may also be a good idea to vote on the workitem that
> nauman mentioned. Notthat it speeds up development, but
> maybe it will set more priority to it indevelopment of this
> tool.
>
> Regards,
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