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Topics - Paolo F Cantoni

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Suggestions and Requests / Diagram Memory - Recently Closed Diagrams
« on: November 03, 2017, 06:15:35 pm »
In most application programs there is a Recently Used list of things.  EA provides such for the last so many Repositories (or Shortcuts) opened.

With enterprise-wide repositories, you often open diagrams from "all over the place".  We also have a lot of diagrams open simultaneously.  EA provides a dropdown list of currently opened diagrams.

It would be REALLY cool if an additional sub-menu "Recently Closed Diagrams" were added so that as you close a diagram, it would move to that sub-menu and allow you to re-open it easily (rather than having to traverse a (probably quite deep) hierarchy to get to the diagram in the browser.  As with the Open Diagrams list, at this stage, it need not survive a session.

Thoughts?

Reported,
Paolo

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When you Drag & Drop a Diagram from the browser onto another diagram (as a Hyperlink), the "[ ] Run auto layout" is sticky and on my machine is set to true and disabled - so I can't change it!

VERY inconvenient!

Reported,
Paolo

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Bugs and Issues / Urgent! Repository.GetConnectorByID fails!
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:39:44 pm »
I'm using a VBA library I've used for nearly a decade to process repositories (both EAP and SQL Server) with Excel.  Today for the first time in a while I tried to use Repository.GetConnectorByID().  It failed to return the requested Connector!  The connector exists and is confirmed by the fact that Repository.GetConnectorByGuid() with the correct GUID will return the connector with the correct ID!

Can anyone reproduce?  This is on an Access 2000 repository - because I'm off-line and can't access the corporate SQL Server repository.

Integrity Checker says there are NO problems.

Help!
Reported,
Paolo

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If a Matrix Profile is specified as part of a Project Shortcut file ($matrix://<Profile Name>),  when the matrix opens, the profile name Is NOT in the Profile: dropdown.

Reported,
Paolo

20
We use the copy path to clipboard functionality in the Project Browser quite a lot to point each other at items in the browser we want to notify others about.  However, for items in the Resources Window [[Start | Show | Windows| Resources]].  Should it be possible?

Before I submit a feature request, I thought I'd get others' thoughts.

Paolo

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When switching to Rectangular Notation, the shapescript will ignore the existing diagram object sizing (especially if larger than the default) and reset to the default size specified for Rectangular Notation.

If object sizing is  Ox×Oy and the default non-Rectangular (Icon) Notation sizing is Ix×Iy and the Rectangular Notation sizing is Rx×Ry, then it could be argued that if at the switchover, if Ox = Ix and Oy = Iy, then they should be switched to Rx and Ry respectively.  However, if they are not the default values, then the object sizing should remain Ox×Oy.

My user found it quite annoying that where they had large object sizes, typically encompassing other objects, on switchover, the sizing became very small and they had to resize.

Reported,
Paolo

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When in the Matrix Diagram, it appears one can't use keyboard shortcuts.  I tried a couple [SHift+F9 and [Ctrl+F9] and neither worked.  This doesn't happen in other "special" diagrams such as the Model Search page.

Reported,
Paolo

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Bugs and Issues / Project Types not disabled when project is not loaded
« on: October 02, 2017, 05:44:44 pm »
When you open EA without a specific project, the Configure | Reference Data | UML Types ribbon item is (correctly) disabled.  However, while the individual items below the ribbon dropdown Configure | Reference Data | Project Type s are also (correctly) disabled, the item itself is not.  I thought it was a "standard" UI/UX pattern that "disabledness" should percolate "upwards".  Am I wrong?

Reported,
Paolo

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Bugs and Issues / Suppress Relationships still shows NoteLinks!
« on: October 02, 2017, 11:34:36 am »
If you unmark the Diagram Properties | Connectors | [ ] Show Relationships, the Relationships currently visible in the Diagram are suppressed.  However, this is NOT true for Notelinks - they are still visible!  While acknowledging that they may be implemented using a different technology, they are ALSO implemented as normal relationships.  Especially in the latter case, and particularly where stereotyped (and do NOT involve a Note item), they should be suppressed.

Reported,
Paolo

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Unlike the Created Date which is rendered as disabled (light grey font), the Diagram Modified Date is not so rendered even though it is similarly disabled.

Reported,
Paolo

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We'd like to be able to create diagram types that include a Stereotype for the Diagram.  Of the available properties in the diagram profile, "stereotype" doesn't seem to be one of them.  Is it possible, currently, to do this or do I need to put in a Feature Request?

Reported,
Paolo

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It's really a rhetorical question, if I can I can probably only check for Incomplete/Complete, not the individual selections.  Bu, could someone confirm for me, please?

As mentioned in other recent posts relating to other places where one would like to get at the specific selections, the implementation leaves a lot to be desired.

Paolo

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Suggestions and Requests / Model Search: More than one Search Term?
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:47:14 pm »
It would be good if we could have more than one Search Term per Model Search.

Paolo

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Suggestions and Requests / setorigin() to be more useful
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:15:07 am »
When writing shapescripts, setorigin() is used to position text labels.  It would be cool if it could be extended to positioning the output of print() statements.

Reported,
Paolo

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As many will know, we "roll our own" MDG, semi-manually.  It has now grown to over 10Mb and will continue to grow.  We suspect that some of the anomalous behaviour we are seeing around MDGs (which I won't list here) is caused by the file being so large.

We tried to split out the QuickLinker section into a separate MDG (since the QuickLinker doesn't need a specific MDG name for the entires).  It almost worked!  The link appeared to be formed correctly except for the multiplicity specification (which it didn't pick up from the main MDG.  Is this actually a bug (if it apparently picked up everything else)?

In any event, it doesn't work NOW!

So is there a way to split an MDG file into multiple files?

Paolo

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