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How to represent critical path data in graphical format? has anybody displayed test activities in critical path format on a web page?

My web application works for test management activities. To select test cases effectively in execution phase we have added critical path method. That is working good as far as final output (tet suite creation for release testing) is concerned.
However, now requirement is to see brief info about test suit selected after critical path method (like module Id, Test Id) in graphical format. I have searched for any plug-in or API to display critical path hierarchy tree, doesn't look anything relevant to fulfill the need.
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 24-Dec-13 0:41am     CRLF
Do you mean this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_path_method? What's the problem? What have you tried so far? The problem is just doing a good volume of work; I cannot see where do you need an expert's advice. And better don't ask "has anybody display..."; this is totally irrelevant; someone who never did it may help you; and someone who did may not. Asking a question like a silly job interviewer does is counter-productive. —SA
Member 10484728 24-Dec-13 2:07am     CRLF
I am aware of Critical path menthod. I wanted to present it in graphical format on a web page. My web application works for test management. To select test cases effectivly in execution phase we have added critical path method. That is working good as far as final output (tet suite creation for release testing). However, now senior mgmt want to see brief info about test suit selected after critical path method (like module Id, Test Id) in grpahical format. I have searched for any plug-in or API, doesnt look anything relevent to fulfill the need. Hope this clarifies what is the problem.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 24-Dec-13 2:17am     CRLF
I did not want to advise you on the method (otherwise I would post an answer), I wanted your confirmation, is it what you mean or not. So, what kind of help do you need? Just graphics? Something else? This is not so much of a matter of expert's advice, this is just a pretty big work to do. Any particular concerns? Why plug-ins? Plug-ins into what? One your mistake is an attempt to address all at once. You need to consider parts of the problem separately: graphics is one thing, some graph algorithms is another, and so one. No one is going to put it together for you. And no one will develop the frameworks to fir your exact purpose; such framework would have too little value. The valuable products also abstract different aspects of application and help you to set them apart. —SA

Have a look here: An Extensive Examination of Data Structures Using C# 2.0[^]
The most interesting for you, will be this part: From Trees to Graphs[^]
 
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 24-Dec-13 3:26am     CRLF
Not sure if this material is directly relevant to the question, but it can be quite useful to some who lacks some understanding of data structures. I also suspect OP knows major part of it and is more concerned with graphics and application architecture. Anyway, a 5. —SA
Maciej Los 24-Dec-13 3:36am     CRLF
Before i add my answer, i'd read your comments carefully. I've been interested your opinion ;) Thank you, Sergey.
Please see my comments to the question. For graphics, I would suggest one of the frameworks based on HTML5 Canvas feature. Please see my past answer: how to make a drawing area in asp.net[^].

You should consider this as a big benefit for you: none of them suggests you any graphics for showing a critical path. If they did, they would be not universal enough.

—SA
 
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Maciej Los 24-Dec-13 3:14am    
+5!
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 24-Dec-13 3:17am     CRLF
Thank you, Maciej. —SA
Maciej Los 24-Dec-13 3:22am    
You're welcome, Sergey. Have you seen my answer?
Found GraphViz API which fulfills the need.

Thank you everyone
 
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