The gallery consists of 15 rooms, numbered 1-15. There is also a gift shop, café, toilets and two exits. The gallery has been extended numerous times and so the connectivity is quite complex and finding a particular room can be challenging. A connectivity graph for the gallery will be provided on the course website, together with code to determine the shortest path between two rooms. Each gallery has 4 walls available for display, labelled north, south, east and west. Pictures can be on exhibit, in storage or on loan to another gallery. If they are on exhibit, they are located by room and by wall. The gallery also conducts special exhibitions from time to time in the exhibition gallery, which is gallery 15. These exhibitions may use pictures from the gallery’s own collection as well as pictures on loan from other galleries.
Visitors to the gallery will want to know where to find a particular picture or work by a particular artist. They may also want to know how to get to the gift shop, café, toilets or the nearest exit. In both cases, the visitor should be provided with a list of rooms to pass through to reach the desired destination. Visitors may also want to know details about a particular picture or artist.
Given the dynamic nature of the gallery displays, gallery staff must be able to modify the information relating to pictures and their location.
The initial user requirements are for a single user system that runs on a desktop. Interaction with the system will be GUI-driven. The system is to be developed using Microsoft’s .NET environment; in particular, you are to use Visual Studio C++ 2005 / 2008 (either the Express or Professional version). Microsoft Access is to be used to store gallery information. Note that since the system is a proof of concept system, it is not necessary for the system to be populated with actual gallery data.
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