• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 2. An Introduction to ShapeSheet... > The User-Defined Cells Section of th...

The User-Defined Cells Section of the ShapeSheet

Now Scratch cells were well and good, but as you have seen, they have their quirks, and they additionally have no means of storing what the heck the formula you had so carefully crafted was for. Six months or a year later when you, as a developer, would have looked at the ShapeSheet, you would have sat and stared at that formula and you would have had to spend much time attempting to suss out what you had intended by that obscure formula. Well, time advances and so did Visio. Visio created user-defined cells to make formula manipulation much easier, with the added advantage, as you saw a short while ago, of the user-defined cell being re-evaluated when changes took place in a Visio SmartShape symbol.

User-Defined Cells Row

A User-Defined Cells row is a repository for textual and numeric data. This data can be both formulas and values. A User-Defined Cells row consists of three columns divided into three distinct types. The first cell is the row name. The second is the value. The third is the prompt or comment.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint