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Sounds like you're struggling with the RTF generator.
Have you looked at eaDocX ?

..or have a look at eaDocX. The Corporate version lets you put Excel inside EA, so you can generate regular reports, and let Excel do the adding-up and charting.

Have a look at eaDocX for a simpler way of creating documents.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Drag/drop and Add-ins
« on: August 29, 2012, 06:18:05 pm »
Yes -I have some experience of it. Nothing good. I have asked Sparx for drag/drop support through as many channels as possible, but interestingly, no response.
If any Spaxians are listening-in, this really would be of huge benefit to add-in/extension writers: users expect drag/drop because of their experiences in all other UIs they use, so when an EA add-in arrives without d/d, our stuff looks a bit lame.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Drag/drop and Add-ins
« on: February 06, 2010, 05:25:46 am »
I'm writing an Add-in which needs to drag items from the Project Browser into a treeview control, which is inside a custom control.
I've enabled the control for drag/drop, but none of the dragover etc events fire. All I get is the 'there is no current diagram to perform this operation...' message from EA.
Does anyone have some example code for making d/d work in this context ?

Have a look at eaDocX. Much simpler

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If you're trying to produce documents from EA, have you investigated eaDocX ? Simpler and faster for producing complex EA documents.

What does this 'secret' method do? I can't seem to see it on VS2012 Object browser?

It looks like you have big investment in the RTF approach, so this suggestion may not be that helpful but...
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Have you tried eaDocX? We support generating multiple documents at the same time, and are just finishing testing a document versioning feature which may provide what you need?
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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Extension vs. add-in
« on: May 02, 2012, 08:07:59 pm »
In EA 9.2, the name of the thing was changed- without notice - from being an EA "Addin" to an EA "Extension". Just a documentation change, but meant all 'addin' writers (like eaDocX) had to make LOADS of documentation changes as well. Not helpful....

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Closing an Addin custom view
« on: February 12, 2010, 01:40:48 am »
Having coded my Add-in, I'm finally getting around to the tidy-up of the UI, and I can't seem to find any way to close the Custom View under program control. Is there an interface somewhere to do this ? If not, why not?
Also, having created the new Tab which contains the custom view, how can I change the name of it? In my add-in, the user gets to do a 'saveAs' for the data in view, and it would seem sensible to change the tab name once they have done so.

For what it's worth, I'd like to echo everything in these posts: I'm a massive EA fan, for >5 years, and with R7.1 I was hoping that the documentation problem had been fixed. I'm suffering exactly the same problems as the author: getting EA to produce acceptable-quality output is still impossible, without a copy/paste into Word, then manual re-formatting. The whitepaper is hard work, and not very helpful. Like the other contributors, I'm trying to get my large organisation to use EA, and I know the doc problem will put them right off. C'mon chaps: you have the best CASE tool on the planet: fix this, and world domination awaits! :'(

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