The program should have the basic form of an html editor, but it should allow me to define new custom tags, and how words with those tags appear. For example, I could create the tag , and tell it to make the enclosed text purple, or italics, or small, or some combination.
I should be able to switch between different versions of the text (by clicking on tabs):
1) The plain text with no markup or style:
Hello, how are you doing?
2) The text with the custom tags marking it up:
Hello, how are you doing?
3) The text with style as defined in the custom tags:
**Hello**, how are *you* doing? (greeting tag is mapped to bold, person tag is mapped to italics)
The data should be save-able to a file in format 2), which can then be read back into the program. The program should remember all settings and tags you have defined. I also want to be able to query a database of objects whose structure I don't yet know, but will create. (Allow me to define the queries as I create member variables.) It should have an option to hover the mouse over words and phrases, have a menu pop up (whose entries can be very long and involve information from a database), and then be able to navigate the menu with the scroll wheel on the mouse. It must also be able to draw customizable single- and double-sided arrows between phrases in the text, and the data about what the arrows should point to and how they appear should be stored in a custom tag.
The code should be clean and well-documented enough such that I can understand it well enough to make peripheral changes. You would be allowed to build it off of any open source softare, and I would accept whatever license is bundled with it, just as long as you tell me in advance. I will pay more for unrestricted code, however. Tell me if your solution will have restricted rights.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
4) All source files must be accessable via a Visual C++ 6.0 workspace file (*.dsw), and that workspace file must be included.
5)Documentation must be included within the source code such that all functions and significant steps are explained. Separate documentation must explain how to use each feature.
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Comment: I added one more file showing the specifications. I'm sorry for not adding this until now; I had not realized it was not in any of the specifications lists. Again, feel free to revise your bid.
Windows XP; Code must be in C++.