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Bugs and Issues / Atrribute/Operation editor
« on: May 13, 2015, 04:29:47 pm »
I wonder who was in charge designing the V12 dialogs. Ctrl-C creates a new entry. Crtl-C is (in even all applications in Windoze) used to copy something to the clipboard. But why be consistent if you can create confusion that easily. And Ctrl-D (instead of being used to duplicate an element instead of Ctrl-C) deletes the line without possibility to undo it. GREAT!

Still (I mentioned that earlier) Ctrl-N does not place the cursor in the name field of the new attr/oper but adds an auto-numbered value. WTF? Does the EA code consist of operation1 to operation999 and attribute1 to attribute999? Most likely, me thinks >:(


Bugs and Issues / Bad notes rendering
« on: May 13, 2015, 04:19:35 pm »
In V12 the notes are rendered poorly:

After an "m" there's some extra space. The right border does not have a margin.

I will not report a bug - got tired of that. So this IS my bug report.


Bugs and Issues / Insert action pin not working
« on: May 13, 2015, 03:42:07 pm »
I was trying to insert an action pin with V12: Structural Elements/Add. The dialog that popped up asked me to enter a Type but the drop down is empty so I could not create an action pin.

If this is (what I suspect) a bug, it should be fixed. If it's just stupid me, please enlighten me.


Bugs and Issues / Inconsistent Feature editing in V12
« on: April 29, 2015, 12:12:45 am »
As with V12 the edit window for attributes/operations has been (inconsistently, how else?) changed.

When I create a new operation from the context for a class I can start typing. Nice. Now I move with Tab to next next input field. Nice too. Now to add a new one I need Ctrl-N (it was discusses and iIRC this is windoze standard?!). Well. Now when I press Ctrl-N the cursor still stays in the current edit field. I need to cursor down and tab backwards. Well, well. Notice the New is located below in case you want to click. The buttons to move/copy have been removed. Is that a good idea?

Now I try to create a new attribute. Typing into the name and tab - ehrm, what? It has created the attribute with the name I typed and now I'm again in the name field for the next attribute. To change type etc I have to cursor down/right. And Ctrl-N again does not take me to the New input field but creates an auto-named attribute where I need to use the cursor (or mouse) to modify it. Unlike for operations the attributes have the New field above the exiting ones. Well, well, well.

In all major companies where I worked there was a test department with almost the same size of the development department. I'm pretty sure Sparx doesn't even have a test department >:(


Bugs and Issues / Partitioning an Activity via API
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:10:09 pm »
One of my readers got stuck with my example about partitioning an activity. The code I presented
Code: [Select]
1 part = activity.Partitions.AddNew ("p1", "");
2 part.Size = "90";
3 part.Update ();
4 part = activity.Partitions.AddNew ("p2", "");
5 part.Size = "90";
6 part.Update ();
7 activity.Partitions.Refresh ();
Does not work (he seems to be the first one to get that far ;))
Now actually there seems to be a buggy behavior Since when you call the Refresh this will annihilate the addition. Instead (since this is one of those inconsistencies in EA) this is a semi-diagram operation: you should call a Repository.SaveDiagram(id) finally. So the Activity/State must be present on the open diagram. Else this method will not work. :-X

Book update is on the way.


Bugs and Issues / Bold label
« on: September 30, 2013, 05:59:47 am »
There's an option in the context menu to make a label bold. However, if I check this option I don't see any difference in the rendering. Are my eyes that bad or is that a bug?

N.B. The database has options for underline and italic but the GUI does not seem to offer those options. Because they would not work like bold?


[edit] There seems to be a minor size difference when switching bold. But from pure sight it is not to distinguish! I also tested underline and italics via the API. They definitely are not rendered.

[edit2] Well, it turns out to be a Windoze problem. They never knew much about rendering. If you zoom into the diagram it becomes visible that the font IS bold. Alas, what sense does it make to offer a bold rendering if you can't see it with default settings??

Bugs and Issues / ExceptionHandler not taking elements
« on: August 14, 2013, 09:25:49 pm »
If you have an ExceptionHandler to describe an Activity then the handler will accept Actions inside like Activities. But it will refuse Start/Final/Decision (unlike Activity which accepts them inside). Trying to move one of he above into an ExceptionHandler results in a message
The requested move is unsupported

If haven't checked whether UML has some (strange) restriction here, but to me it does not seem to be logical.

Any ideas?


Bugs and Issues / Port in sequence diagrams
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:23:47 pm »
In V10 there is a leading slash at ports shown in sequence diagrams. This slash does not appear in 9.3. Is that intentional or a bug?


Bugs and Issues / Quick Linker
« on: May 06, 2013, 08:26:30 pm »
I wonder if someone else has the same experience or whether this is just a hick-up with my VM: When you create an element by pressing the space bar on a diagram you see the quick-linker icon (the little arrow), but you can't use it. You need to click once again onto the new element in order to be able to use the quick-linker. For me that is very confusing as often I want to connect the new element with another one. And then the click runs into the void and nothing happens.


Bugs and Issues / Ports for Use Cases
« on: April 29, 2013, 09:29:03 pm »
When you open the context menu of a UC in the browser you get an entry "Add/Port". What? I never hear of a use case port?! I tried it - and nothing happened. Well, I thought, one of those things....

Then I opened the context for a UC in the diagram. Here I find "New Element/Port". Well, why should it be named the same way as in the browser? Probably because that would not confuse the user. Okay, I chose that and what did I get? A port! On a use case?!

So what is that. Me being stupid or EA behaving wrong in the one or other menu. And if so, in which of both?


Bugs and Issues / Inconsistent behavior with sequence diagrams
« on: May 01, 2013, 03:01:24 am »
If you populate a SD (inside an interaction element) EA behaves habitually inconsistent.

- Drag an actor as instance onto a SD
  -> it appears as stickman with name :<actor>
  -> the browser shows a lifeline symbol in place labeled also :<actor>
- Create an Actor element with the toolbox
  -> it appears as stickman (with no name as we delete that)
  -> now we classify it with our <actor>
  -> the classification is [highlight]NOT[/highlight] shown
  -> the browser shows a stick man also with [highlight]NO[/highlight] classifier
- Drag a class as instance onto the SD
  -> SD looks fine
  -> the browser shows an [highlight]object instead of a lifeline[/highlight]
- Drag a component as instance onto the SD
  -> the SD looks fine
  -> the browser creates an [highlight]object instead of a lifeline[/highlight] and does [highlight]NOT[/highlight] put it inside the interaction
  -> trying to move the instance into the interaction results in a [highlight]The requested move is not supported[/highlight]

Should I report that as bug or simply resign?


Bugs and Issues / Undo make composite
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:21:03 am »
Formerly we had Advanced/Make Composite which then turned into Advanced/Composite with a checkmark in front.

Now we have New Diagram/Composite Structure Diagram. And the reverse is via "New Diagram/...". This is sick, isn't it?

Then I wanted to redo the composition. I chose New Diagram/Select, and what happened? Nothing! No dialog popped up to let me choose a diagram. I had to select New Diagram/Composite... which took the diagram inside.

Then I made an element composite which was placed inside a composite element. Guess where the diagram went: top level of the package.

Testing? What? What for do we have customers? This is banana software. It gets ripe at the customer.


Bugs and Issues / SELECT * FROM t_genopt throws error
« on: October 31, 2012, 10:16:20 pm »
When I issue a Repository.SQLquery ('SELECT * FROM t_genopt') EA shows an error box:

Source Line : 0; Char : 0
Error description = (null)

But only in one model. The contents of t_genopt does not look suspicious when queried from inside EA.

Any idea before I send a bug report?


Bugs and Issues / Working with struc. UC scenarios
« on: July 15, 2012, 05:16:08 am »
Does anyone successfully work with structured UC scenarios? I'm currently playing around with that feature. I stumbled over a couple of issues at once almost immediately:
1) The Uses column does not really look like being formatted correctly. I added one value manually and the second via the Manage Uses Context List...
2) When a line is highlighted you can only read the Step and Action column. The others only by using a magnification glass.
3) Why is the tab "Structured Scenarios" greyed out as if disabled - which it isn't?
4) Why does the dialogue often open with the "Structured Scenarios" tab instead of "Description" where the list of scenarios is listed?
5) Why is the tab named "Structured Scenarios" and not ""Structured?Scenario Steps" since the scenarios itself are to be found under "Description"?
6) Why then is "Description" not named "List of Scenarios"?
7) Why this switching between these two tabs which makes me confused which steps I'm currently dealing with and which hides the alternates?


PS: Interestingly when you click onto one of those Uses references EA opens a second property window. If you have circle references you can open up the properties for a single class more than once. EAUI

Since how many years has this been release? Still looks like beta.

Bugs and Issues / ScenarioSteps in automation
« on: June 25, 2012, 08:35:37 pm »
I'm currently trying to manipulate scenario steps via automation but to no avail. I can create steps and the update succeeds, but looking into the GUI there is nothing (the t_objectscenarios is also empty).

Vice versa when I look into a manually created scenario with steps via automation EA tells me that Steps.Count is zero.

Is it me doing something completely stupid or is the Steps collection not working at all?


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