Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 5417, 2009, pp 443-444

Visual Specification of Layout

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We give an overview of a drawing approach that combines the concepts constraint satisfaction, attribute evaluation and transformation. The approach is tailored to an editor for visual languages, which supports structured editing as well as free-hand editing. In this paper, we focus on the visual specification of such a layout algorithm. As a running example, deterministic finite automata are used.