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General Board / Vote for EA !
« on: October 05, 2003, 09:09:20 am »
Hop over and vote for you choice of .NET related items, which (unsurprising given my post here!) includes EA

http://www.sys-con.com/dotnet/readerschoice2003/vote.cfm

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General Board / Re: Code generation concept
« on: September 09, 2003, 04:06:39 am »
I'm no expert, but here's my help!

Code that is the implementation of a method would be placed in the 'Behaviour' tab of the method element. It isn't 'great' as the code is entered in to a multi-line text box and comes out as a comment within your code (once generated).

Round trip isn't done that well either! If you add more code to the source file then synchronise the model against it, any new code added will simply be ignored.

Therefore, be careful when generating new code (not to overwrite the source file - i.e. leave option as default) as you could lose some work.

As for multiple langauges, EA doesn't support this - though I'm at a loss really why you need such a facility :)

Best of luck!

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General Board / Re: Status of .NET support
« on: September 09, 2003, 03:56:29 am »
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Can someone at EA create a .NET base EAP file with the complete set of classes, and post to the downloads section?
EA is not a tool just for .NET developers! EA has fantastic support for .NET as is - just try some of the other tools (and then factor in their price...).

Not sure what 3rd party tool you're on about but using a bit of reflection, you should be able to describe the .NET Framework in as much detail as you want to and then create your own file.

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General Board / Re: Website upgrade
« on: September 01, 2003, 03:06:28 am »
Looks very professional! Preferred the old logo graphic but hey life moves on :)

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General Board / EA 360 - Tabbed MDI?
« on: September 01, 2003, 03:11:10 am »
I was really hoping that Tabbed MDI would have made it into V360. Have I missed an option (don't think so foing by the help text), are you unable/willing to offer this as a feature?

That aside, a stunning job on tidying up the GUI. It'll take a short while to get used to where things are now placed BUT they are much more logical now! Good work!

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General Board / Re: Switching between two or more diagrams
« on: December 18, 2002, 01:55:17 am »
A presentation like the latest VS.NET would be the most user friendly.

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General Board / Re: Business Case for Enterprise Architect
« on: November 25, 2002, 02:27:14 am »
The last version of Rose I used was 98E. It's not that fair to draw comparisons but I did evaluate quite a few tools when looking for a UML modelling tool (moved company). I spent a week with the very expensive XDA product (Rose integrated into VS.NET). Hmm, integration was good - product was STILL almost the Rose I left behind a couple of years ago :(

EA came out on top and was a fairly easy company persuation (they assumed Visio would do the job as a manager had read it did UML modelling...) due to its VERY reasonable cost.

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General Board / Re: Business Case for Enterprise Architect
« on: November 14, 2002, 06:12:48 am »
As many others... we started off with Visio (Enterprise Architect Edition). Visio's sequence diagrams are an absolute nightmare to construct. It's more a drawing tool than a software modelling tool and this is where it's problems are. EA on the other hand is a breeze :)

If you're just going to do some static models (use cases, class diagrams) then assuming you've already got Visio then it is probably the best option. However, if you have to buy either then EA wins hands down.

I evaluated around 6 tools before deciding EA was the one for us. I've just upgraded to the Corporate Edition as it supports a central repositry.

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General Board / Re: Transfer of operations from Interface to Class
« on: October 25, 2002, 12:26:35 pm »

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Version 3.50 has this feature. A beta can be downloaded from the registered users' pages.

Mikkel
Excellent news!

Thanks to Sparx - nice to know user comments (or good ideas) eventually filter through!

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General Board / Re: Transfer of operations from Interface to Class
« on: October 20, 2002, 05:40:48 am »
I commented on this a while back (Sparx never responded either way). Visio (yeah I know!) has a quite a neat way for this. Basically it lists all inherited methods and allows the class to implment one by checking it! Dead simple!

I posted a bit more of a description on how it may possible work - search for my previous posts if you want.


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General Board / Re: Showing/using inherited operations (C++)
« on: August 12, 2002, 08:51:49 am »
Is anyone able to respond?

Thanks in advance, Adam

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General Board / Showing/using inherited operations (C++)
« on: August 08, 2002, 03:46:13 am »
Draw interface IBase, add a couple of operations.
Draw class CBase and draw a realisation link back to IBase.
Visually, the CBase class does not then show the inherited methods. Is this possible ???

Additionally, code generation for IBase: the header doesn't include any of the operations - FIXED by latest version!
Further to that, if I derive another class (CDerived) from CBase, no methods are created when code generating for CDerived. CBase has the two interface methods as virtual so I'd have expected CDerived to follow suit.

I think what's needed is something like:
In the operations list, all methods from the inhertance tree should be shown (optional if you want by class/diagram setting) which list the operations inherited by the class from the specified base 'classes'. A checkbox next to each can be used to say that implementation of the method is provided within the scope of the class being implemented. Additionally, a change to the operation type (virtual to concrete) should also be possible? The diagram should also show those methods implemented in the diagram operations list.

Does this sound reasonable or have I missed something fundamental and EA already does what I need ???

I've uploaded a copy of the EA project in case the above is not clear!

Edit: The EA project to download is here
Edit2: Grabbed latest build as 498 had broken Abstract/Pure checkboxes and fixed another of my problems.

Thanks in advance, Adam

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General Board / Re: Multiple classes in one source file
« on: July 02, 2002, 03:38:32 am »
It's in the docs somewhere that EA reverse engineer only supports one class per file.

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