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Import Panel

The 'Import' panel provides facilities for importing existing projects from other tools, to create or add to an Enterprise Architect project, and for importing code files in a range of programming languages.

Part of the Code ribbon in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Available Facilities

Facility

Description

See also

Project

Click on the drop-down arrow to display a list of options for importing project code from certain popular development products into the current project. For example:

  • Import a Visual Studio Solution
  • Import a Mono Solution
  • Import an Eclipse Project
  • Import a Netbeans Project

Having imported the material, you can perform a comparison between the external project source code and the Enterprise Architect model to check for Class differences, using the 'Compare with Model' option, and you can refresh the Enterprise Architect model to update it with any changes to the source.

Import Projects

File

Click on the drop-down arrow to display a list of options for importing code files from a variety of sources, selecting from a range of popular coding languages.

  • Import Directory - display the 'Import Source Directory' dialog from which you import a complete directory tree in one pass; language and other options can be specified within the dialog
  • ActionScript Files - import ActionScript files into the current model
  • C Files - import C files into the current model
  • C# Files - import C# files into the current model
  • C++ Files - import C++ files into the current model
  • Delphi Files - import Delphi files into the current model
  • Java Files - import Java files into the current model
  • PHP Files - import PHP files into the current model
  • Python Files - import Python files into the current model
  • Visual Basic Files - import Visual Basic files into the current model
  • VB .Net Files - import VB.Net files into the current model
  • Binary File - import a binary file; supported file types are: Java JAR files and .NET PE or IL format (exe, dll)
  • Windows .RC File - import a Windows C/C++ .RC file into the model, as a series of screen definitions

If you have developed model structures for any customized programming language, those languages are also included in the list.

Import Binary Module Import a Directory Structure Importing Source Code

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