The StoreBuilder is an application for visually creating and
managing product catalogs for e-commerce sites using a simple
drag-and-drop interface. The program was written in Visual Basic
The interface consists of three panes. The catalog is displayed
as a tree in the left-hand pane. A list of possible datatypes
(such as catalog, product, picture, etc) is displayed in a toolbox
in the upper right-hand side. A node inspector resides in the
lower right-hand pane.
New nodes can be added to the tree by dragging them from the
toolbox or by copying and pasting existing nodes. Node details
such as name and content can be editted in the inspector pane.
Catalogs can be saved to an XML file or to Microsoft Access database.
A preview command formats the catalog (or a section of the catalog)
into HTML document using an XSL stylesheet.
A command-line tool written in Java can generate an e-commerce
site from the data stored in the catalog.
||A catalog loaded into the StoreBuilder application.
||Context menu for a node in the catalog.