FlexDoc.XYZ - Key Features
Allows to represent any Java-provided data sources in the form similar to XML documents
(or described by W3C DOM) and
process them in a universal way using visually designed templates in order to generate
any kind of richly formatted hypertext or plain output documents in any format supported by
the current implementation of the technology.
The templates are functionally similar to
scripts (but not the same). This allows to employ many powerful approaches and standards developed around
XML (and go beyond).
Provides a high quality graphical Template Designer for creating those templates.
The templates can be designed independently on a particular output format. The formatting specified
in templates will be rendered with the best features available in a selected output format.
The formatting support has been designed in a prospect of seamlessly adding
new output format implementations as well as enhancing the existing ones. This opens the door for constantly
improving the quality and diversity of the output generated by the same already created templates without
the need of their modification.
Sophisticated capabilities for data querying based on XPath
The ability to traverse data sources with a network structure
(e.g. XML documents with the involvement of
Generating a common output documentation from multiple independent data sources (whose original concepts
of data representation may be radically different from each other).
Universal support for primary data types used in Java
Sorting capabilities regarding the data types
Supported output formats
- TXT (plain text)
- single file documentation (all formats)
- framed multi-file documentation (HTML)
specified in templates
generated by Java application
Supported image formats: GIF, PNG, JPG, WMF, BMP
Single network of hyperlinks
for the whole documentation (including possibility to interconnect parts generated by different data sources)
Loading several frame windows from a single hyperlink at once
Hyperlinks within images (imagemaps)
Universal support for various formatting techniques
- Text: fonts, colors, borders
- Paragraphs: margins, pagination control, borders, colors
- Borders: styles (solid, double, dashed, dotted), thickness, colors
- Tables: arbitrary cell layouts, borders, nested tables
- Lists: bulleted, numbered
- Document Fields (RTF): page number, number of pages, TOC, etc.
- Image: scaling, borders, etc.
- Pagination: size, orientation, margins, headers/footers
- Formatting Styles: character, paragraph, table, table row, table cell, horizontal rule
Embedded HTML support
Rendering of HTML tags
inserted within the text data (for instance, the HTML formatting used in Java source comments).
The output markup produced by such a rendering is smoothly integrated with that resulted from
the formatting directly specified in templates.
- With any Java applications as a Java-class library
- With any non-Java applications via XML files