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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book, 12 Sep 2010
This review is from: Microsoft VISIO 2010 Business Process Diagramming and Validation (Paperback)
The book starts by a description of the new features of Visio 2010. It continues with the description of the Microsoft Visio Object Model and the Connectivity API used to run through the diagram, its shapes and their connections. After this, the necessary ShapeSheet is explained, before going through the validation API.
After all that theory, some practice with the development of a Visio Add-In in WPF to explore the ShapeSheets and the validation rules. This Add-in is then used in all the next chapters to create validation rules.
A complete chapter is dedicated to the publishing and packaging of Visio templates, including validation rules.

The book leads the reader from the beginning, exploring the Visio Object model to a completely packaged Visio template containing validation rules, which is very interesting and easy to follow. The explanations and examples are clear and illustrated with comprehensive piece of code. Especially, the packaging and the ShapeSheet description parts that I found particularly well explained.
On the other side, some part of the book have big pieces of code, which is good because you don't have to be online to get the source code on a web site (even if the complete solution described in the book is available on a dedicated site). But, this makes sometimes these part more difficult to follow and a bit heavy.
Finally, a good book for developers and power users that want to start implementing diagram validation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint hearted, but worth it!!, 20 April 2012
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This review is from: Microsoft VISIO 2010 Business Process Diagramming and Validation (Paperback)
If you are like me and have people in your team producing all sorts of Processing Map standards then what you need is Business Process validation. Out of the box in Visio you get BPM and SharePoint, but if you need something more specific this book teaches you how to write rules for your own validate routine.

After spending hours pouring over maps and QA'ing them it was a joy to just load up my rules and hit a button and have Visio validate for me... I now have a life!!! Obviously it is just checking formatting, but it really does stop you spending your time fiddling with lines and focus on what the map is trying to convey.

As the title suggests, not for the faint hearted, but there are add-ins on Codeplex which also help you write the rules.
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