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Open External Tools

When configuring custom tools in Enterprise Architect, by selecting 'Start > View > Visual Style > Customize > Tools', you can:

  • Specify the custom tool (application) using the 'Command' field
  • Define a file to open using the 'Arguments' field

Example 1

This configuration opens the file c:\Temp\Customer Account.cls using Wordpad. If you save from within Wordpad the initial directory is c:\Temp.

Adding Wordpad to the Commands menu.

If there are any spaces in the paths in the 'Command', 'Arguments' or 'Initial directory' fields, you must enclose the whole path in double quotes. For example:

     "c:\Temp\Customer Account.cls" must have quotes, but c:\Temp\CustomerAccount.cls does not have to have quotes

Example 2

This example opens the file c:\Temp\Customer Account.cls using Visual Basic (VB). As VB is not installed with the operating system, the whole file path for VB must be included in the 'Command' field; you can locate and select this path using the Browse. button. Again, if you save from within VB the initial directory is c:\Temp.

Adding a new command to the Commands menu.

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