Anyone who has previously developed with CAB knows that documentation and information are scarce, but when one faces something like I recently faced, everything becomes even more difficult.
When I tried to use a visualizer with my application, I was faced with something very strange (to say the least).
(For those who don’t know it, a visualizer is a CAB component that collects information about the WorkItems in the application and makes that information available to visualizations that will display it.)
Finding out that I needed a visualizer element in my configuration file it wasn’t easy. But nothing prepared me to the fact that this element is just a collection of visualizations.
The configuration section looks something like this:
<visualizer> <add type=“visualization type“/> … <add type=“visualization type“/> </visualizer>
Would it be more logical to have something like this?
<visualizer type=“visualizer type“> <visualizations> <add type=“visualization type“/> … <add type=“visualization type“/> <visualizations> </visualizer>
We could even configure the type of the visualizer, which we can’t with the current architecture.
And this pearl came out of PAG.