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Hello,

I come across that registering of an Add-In usually works without bothering about .net signing in C#.

Last time I couldn't register an unsigned DLL with EA to use as GUI/COM object in the Add-In window. After signing everything runs smooth.

In debug mode of VS 2017 everything runs smooth, regardless of signing or not. So, I'm a bit puzzled.

The thing is: In the past, everything works fine with a lot of Add-Ins, regardless of signing or not. I've searched a lot and I've found a lot about the signing of dlls, no silver bullet.

Any idea?

Thanks,

Helmut

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Hi,

I'm importing DOORS Requirements with the SPARX DOORS MDG.

Usually it's fast. Seconds and not hours. If there is a slow/bad connection to the DOORS server I've experienced problems.

Before importing the requirements I usually make sure that the DOORS Module is opened within a native connection (not via e.g. CITRIX).

I'm experimenting using DOORS *.csv and ReqIF format to streamline handling of multiple DOORS modules. With ReqIF you can also visualize the pictures in EA as Linked Documents.

Best regards,

Helmut


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Hi Adrian,

EA Installation Inspector has saved me a lot of time. Thanks for the great tool!!

When I use COM/Active X for an Add-In Window, I have the same issues as with the pure Add-In without any GUI.

- Is it possible to enter a ProgID and EA Inspector checks if the COM is accessible
- A hint whether Admin rights are needed for installation/de-installation would be nice

Best regards,

Helmut

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Hi,

You can write and deploy EA Add-Ins installable without Admin Rights. You find a template at:

https://github.com/Helmut-Ortmann/EnterpriseArchitect_hoAddinTemplate

Best regards,

Helmut

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General Board / Re: Time Aware Model comparison
« on: April 10, 2018, 11:35:43 pm »
Hello,

for comparing models or integration in version control I would check LemonTree.

See: https://www.lieberlieber.com/lemontree/en/home-3/

Best regards,

Helmut

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Hi Uffe,

great thing!!!!

Helmut

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Hi,

on https://github.com/Helmut-Ortmann/EnterpriseArchitect_hoAddinTemplate/wiki you find a running template for an Add-In in C#. This is a minimal Add-In with:

-  Gui in EA Add-In Window
-  Installation both as admin or as no admin install
-  Settings read from Settings.json
-  View Help, About, Settings
-  Reset to factory settings

With this template, you have a running starting point and you can add your own functionality. I developed it because every time I started writing an Add-In I ran into troubles. 

Best regards,

Helmut

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General Board / Re: export attributes of a class
« on: April 08, 2018, 07:22:55 pm »
Hi,

one way to export something is to write/use a search/query and:

- Export results to *.csv and then to Excel
- Use the free hoTools to directly export the query results to Excel
  (see: https://github.com/Helmut-Ortmann/EnterpriseArchitect_hoTools/wiki/Export)

Best regards,

Helmut

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Hi,

additionally to what q has said:

-  Use the features of your database like:
--   You can create a view and then simply query that view from EA
--   Stored procedures

Best regards,

Helmut



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Hi,

If you are using Visual Studio I've collected some advice at: https://github.com/Helmut-Ortmann/EnterpriseArchitect_hoTools/wiki/addin#visual-studio

Kind regards,

Helmut

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Hi,

My knowledge about diagram styles in EA you find at: https://github.com/Helmut-Ortmann/EnterpriseArchitect_hoTools/wiki/DiagramStyles.

Thomas Kilian also documented a lot of insides in his book Inside Enterprise Architect. E.g Chapter 9.11 Diagram StyleEx Property.

Best regards,

Helmut


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General Board / Re: Stereotype bulk change
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:39:52 pm »
Hi,

You can also change Stereotypes and more by the Open Source 'hoTools' (Bulk change EA Elements). For more information see: https://github.com/Helmut-Ortmann/EnterpriseArchitect_hoTools/wiki/BulkEaItemChange

Best regards,

Helmut

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Hi,

if I understood you right you want to simulate/send keyboard events in your Add-In code to EA. Maybe 'How to: Simulate Mouse and Keyboard Events in Code' https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/winforms/how-to-simulate-mouse-and-keyboard-events-in-code could help.

With this you can send keys to arbitrary applications, and I think to your own (EA). I haven't tried it yet but it should work.

Best regards,

Helmut

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Hi,

you can also:
- Build a search and export results to *.csv (I think some limitations with notes)
  (Standard EA feature)
- Use free hoTools which supports *.csv and Excel export for searches
  (https://github.com/Helmut-Ortmann/EnterpriseArchitect_hoTools/wiki/Export#sql-to-excel)

Kind regards,

Helmut

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General Board / Re: Auto-numeração de elementos iguais
« on: March 12, 2018, 04:52:30 am »
Hi,

The free hoTools offers Auto Names and Counters. You specify your counters using the Settings.json file. If you have improvements in mind, let me know.

See:
https://github.com/Helmut-Ortmann/EnterpriseArchitect_hoTools/wiki/AutoNumber

Best regards,

Helmut

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