The text below is based on the beta release of BizTalk 2010. It might not (completely) apply to the RTM release.
This blog post is part of a series of blog posts about my favorite new features in the BizTalk 2010 mapping tool. You can find an overview here.
The mapper in BizTalk 2010 now has three different ways to display a link. The idea is that the readability of a map is enhanced by this feature, especially when we need to deal with big schemas with many links. Consider the following sample:
The links for which we can see both the source and destination element are displayed as normal lines (1). The links for which we only see one element (in this case the destination element) are dashed and grayed out (2). The links for which we cannot see both the source and destination element are displayed as thin grayed out lines (3).
Additionally the toolbar has a button that allows the developer to completely hide the links of type 3. This is the button:
If we press it, the links of type 3 are indeed hidden which further improves the readability:
The next post will be about ‘Highlighting selected objects’.