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Creating Objects

This topic explains how to create a workbench instance for a Class from your model.

Access Project Browser | Right-click on Class | Execution Analyzer | Create Workbench Instance of Class (Ctrl+Shift+J)

You can also drag the class directly from the Project Browser on to the Workbench window.




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Creating an Object on the Workbench

Select the class in the Project Browser and drag it on to the Object Workbench window.

The 'Workbench' dialog displays.

Type in a name for the new instance. The name should be unique for the workbench.

Click on the Create button.

Choosing a Constructor

The 'Constructor' dialog may be displayed where a choice of constructor exists.

Select the constructor from the drop-down list.

Enter Parameters

Provide values for the selected constructor's parameters: 

  • Strings as arguments

Surround values with quotes where appropriate or where the value would conflict with the name of a Workbench object.

  • Objects as  arguments

Enter the name of the Workbench object.

  • String array arguments take text values separated by commas:

one,two,three,"a book","a bigger book"

  • Object array as arguments take object names separated by commas:

Supply the named Workbench objects separated by commas. Example:


Invoke Constructor

Click on the Invoke button to create the instance. The object can be recognized by its name in the Workbench window.

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