ReneeC

 

KnowledgeNavigator is a Dot Net based knowledge abstraction tool using an Acess database. It is a set of organized categories and documents that you, the user define. The categories and documents created by you and are displayed as if they are in your computer file system except they are not. These documents and categories are contained in one central and transportable database, a database that you can send to friends and share with them or a database that contains all the documentation for a project, or better a set of in-depth topic on wine or even recipes. You can create Categories and subcategories of your own chosing and ogranization. New databases can be created and selected.

KnowledgeNavigator will also create documents for storage in HTML Format and you
can cut and paste documents into the editor or you can store links to other sites. KnowledgeNavigator has a topic search capability for your documents. Beyond that, KnowledgeNavigator is a tabbed WebBrowser.

KnowledgeNavigator is available in both Vista and XP versions. The distributed database has about three hundred tips on VS2005, Acess SQL, VS2005 Classes, The Win32 API Imaging and system programming.

Screenshots and downloads are available at:

http://www.freewebs.com/reneecc/




Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

AliQ

Great Application. Helped me a lot with a few of my problems. Need to make the close button for the tabs a bit bigger.

Keep up the good work

  1. How do you make it so it creates a tab with webbrowser and the URL bar for it
  2. How did you make your application icon I've always wondered about that

AliQ






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

ReneeC

 

Aliq,

Thank you. I've made so many application icons I rather forget but I remember this one. I made it with photoshop. The is an Aussie who has a photoshop icon plugin and he'd appreciate a $5.00 donation through paypal. he can easily be found by googling photoshop + icon.  I think the little abstractions were made with Imageready. And there is another aspect. The icon is actually several icons od several sizes and the final multi-sized output was processed by a prgram from VBAccelerator called AlphaIconCreator. It's simple and wonderful!  You start with a working frame that's large( a binary multiple of the size icon you want and of the same prortions) and one that has a high resolution. 480 x 480 is good.

Ok the other question is a biggy. Obviously each webBrowser/editor control has a lot of functionality and many states to manage.  It's a 23 page class. All of its internal controls are dynamic and the class is basically a tabpage so the class is instantiated and added to the tabpage collection of the tabcontrol.

I am so gald you have found it useful and I intend to add updated databases.  Many of us are looking at the idea of an SQL version with an SQL server on the net for a large collective knowledgebase.

And yes you are right about the X control. That's on my things to do list.

I use KN almost exclusively on these fora. It's perfect for navigating around in them and I'm writing this to you on it right now.

Renee






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

Waldy Almonte

Nice work, i just saw screenshots but seems interesting tool. Thanks for contributing the community.

Nice Try Catch. lol.






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

ReneeC

There should be a new release out soon with some bugfixes and enhancements, one of which will be a larger
X .






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

ReneeC

AliQ

That new release for both XP and Vista are available at the website above. Among the changes I made were to "Vista-ize" the X-button and then I realized I wanted more. Right clicking on a selected tab will result in the presentation of an exit context menu item. There are also always database updates.

I hope you have a chance to take that look.






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

Cesar Francisco

Hello again,

This is a great and a very needed application. Brilliant.

Did you said that the back of this program is an Access database Can an application written in VB Express be attached to that database The problem is: sql server 2005 portability.

Greetings,






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

AliQ

Hi there,

Had another look at the new and improved version. Much better!

AliQ





Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

ReneeC

"Did you said that the back of this program is an Access database "

Yes it does. It also has the ability to create and open new empty databases with your own theme.

"Can an application written in VB Express be attached to that database "

"The problem is: sql server 2005 portability."

Yes, and this is why I chose an Access database. Because it is portable.

Yes, a VB.NET application can connect and use that database.

I'm glad you like the concept.






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

ReneeC

 

"Had another look at the new and improved version. Much better!"

It's much better in this area. But the webBrowser has regressed a bit. I'm having trouble balancing "no popups" and recognizing everything that is desirable. The Browser Class I made is about thirty pages long and it's quite complex with lots of states. Given that I don't know everything there is to know about popup detection that there is to know, recognizing what is desirable content and what is not really is a challenge. I have yet to find a way to entice my friend Andreas into launching into that. I have found good testing grounds to be cbsnews.com, cbsnew.com(popup-rich) and vanishingpoint.com to be great testing grounds. You will find new options under tools for for popups. I still have work to do on that.

I really appreciate that you like the concept and that you are willing to download new revisions. There's a lot of love in piece of software and I'd really like to get it working consistently with it's vision.






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

Cesar Francisco

Hello again,

Where can you get an Access database It seems to be part of the MS Office package. Forgive my naivety. Does this mean that you developed "KnowledgeNavigator" in Access

Nothing against Sql Server 2005 at all, but nobody seems to able to tell me a simple way how the user of my insignificant program could save the data and open it again. The data is of small magnitude,is but important. Currently the person using an Open Office Calc to store his data. It is unwieldy, but the data can be saved day by day. In the worst scenario only one day entry would be lost.

For me, it is only dabbling with the challenge. Thanks again for helping me out with the ColumnSum. Your correspondence with Shak is revealing.

Take care,






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

ReneeC

Where can you get an Access database

There are APIs for the creation of Access Databases. KnowledgeNavigator comes with a template database and all you have to do is File | New Database and it will create a new one for you, for you to fill as you see fit.

"It seems to be part of the MS Office package. Forgive my naivety. Does this mean that you developed "KnowledgeNavigator" in Access "

Not at all, please. KN is written in VB.Net.

"Nothing against Sql Server 2005 at all, but nobody seems to able to tell me a simple way how the user of my insignificant program could save the data and open it again. The data is of small magnitude,is but important. Currently the person using an Open Office Calc to store his data. It is unwieldy, but the data can be saved day by day. In the worst scenario only one day entry would be lost."

It's not hard to save data in SQL or Access. Often I use many of the same persistance routines with both types of database.

"For me, it is only dabbling with the challenge. Thanks again for helping me out with the ColumnSum. Your correspondence with Shak is revealing."

I don't remember exactly what you are referring to or what it reveals. Do I want to






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

Cesar Francisco

Hello again,

Yes, if you do not mind a compliment. That correspondence was about how to talk to an Access database.

What would be the API call to create an Access database for my "Insignificant application" Probably this is way over my head. There would be no Visual Studio template, no VB facility to define the tables, no TableAdapter, no DataBindings....in other words, nothing what would make the life of a totally newbie easier

"It's not hard to save data in SQL or Access. Often I use many of the same persistance routines with both types of database". Enlighten me how could this be achieved, pls.

"These documents and categories are contained in one central and transportable database, a database that you can send to friends and share with them or a database that contains all the documentation for a project, or better a set of in-depth topic on wine or even recipes."

I suppose you are inferring that there is the possiblity to separate the data from "KN" and opening it in an other instance of "KN" That is what I mean :-)

Greetings,






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

ReneeC

Cesar,

We've wondered off the topic a bit. I'll be happy to respond to your questions down in VBE. :).






Re: Show and Tell KnowledgeNavigator

Cesar Francisco

Hello again,

Thanks, I have a forlorn question in Getting started with SQL Server>>Database under "Database save and restore".

See you over there, not without saying thanks for all,