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Generating a graphical representation of the XML tree
fm86




msg:4300636
 7:48 pm on Apr 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi everybody!

Hope I am in the right forum...
I have my nice XML file and I'd like to generate, in order to give an immediate idea of the parent-child relations, a visual representation of it in a graph-like fashion: with nodes represented by circles and connected by lines and maybe even navigable, so that if I pass on a certain element the related node in the representation will be highlighted (or the other way round).

Is there any software that automatically does that? I found software that generate a folder-like view of it but it's not exactly what I need.

Thanks for your attention!

 

httpwebwitch




msg:4300691
 8:28 pm on Apr 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

I did, once upon a time, see a Flash SWF that did this. But it wasn't circles and lines, it was like a tree with branches and twigs.

fm86




msg:4301120
 7:56 am on Apr 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi and thanks for the reply!

So, do you think I should better ask in an actionscript forum?

httpwebwitch




msg:4301472
 7:51 pm on Apr 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

yeah, you might find the kind of solution you're looking for in Flash.

worst case is you'll have to build one yourself. that won't be a trivial job.

fm86




msg:4301761
 8:36 am on Apr 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi again!

It's hard to believe that none ever did a similar application, but my searches didn't return anything useful. [So should I repost in the Flash forum or will you move/prune this thread there?]

fm86




msg:4314745
 4:04 pm on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

after a long quest, I found an amazing library which works with JSON: [thejit.org...]

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