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Intergraph

"We were attracted to the completeness of the solution that BCGSoft offered, and the fact that we could stay closer to the Microsoft GUI standards without the programming investment that was typically required was also a major attraction."

The company:

Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company's spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph's customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

The challenge:

Our customers expect us to stay very close the Microsoft Office GUI standards as part of our commitment to providing modern enterprise solutions. The expense of doing so is almost prohibitive without the support of a 3rd party platform such as BCGSoft provides.

The solution:

The classes provided by BCGSoft were straightforward to embed in our MFC application. Support has been good in those areas where we struggled to get the end effect we wanted, such as with the default behavior of dockable controls.

The result:

The G/Technology desktop upgrade to BCGControlBar (Business Components Gallery Control Bar) library professional edition provides:

  • Larger G/Technology desktop map window
  • Run end-user specified executables from Tools menu
  • Office XP look and feel

The following new GUI features will provide larger map window:

  • Auto Hide control windows
  • Ability to dock control windows in a group
  • Auto Rollup floating mini frame windows
  • Ability to drag and drop in/out several floating mini frame or docked windows to/from a single floating mini-frame or docked window.

First screenshot shows larger map window with auto-hide controls at edges of map; second screenshot shows controls pinned to edges of map window.

A few additional screenshots of G/Technology:
Contact information:
Intergraph Corporation
P.O. Box 240000
170 Graphics Drive
Madison, AL 35758
Phone: +1.256.730.2000 (or Toll Free in United States at 1.800.345.4856)
Fax: +1.256.730.2048