Open External Tools
When configuring custom tools in Enterprise Architect, by selecting 'Start > Appearance > Preferences > Other Options > Tools', you can:
- Specify the custom tool (application) using the 'Command' field
- Define a file to open using the 'Arguments' field
This configuration opens the file c:\Temp\Customer Account.cls using Wordpad. If you save from within Wordpad the initial directory is c:\Temp.
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
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 button. Again, if you save from within VB the initial directory is c:\Temp.