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Add-Ins can use EA_Connect events to identify their type and to respond to Enterprise Architect start up.

This event occurs when Enterprise Architect first loads your Add-In. Enterprise Architect itself is loading at this time so that while a Repository object is supplied, there is limited information that you can extract from it.

There are two key uses for EA_Connect:

  • Initializing global Add-In data, along with identifying the Add-In as an MDG Add-In
  • Initializing a Workflow script.


Function EA_Connect (Repository As EA.Repository) As String

The EA_Connect function syntax has this parameter:



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Direction: IN

Description: An EA.Repository object representing the currently open Enterprise Architect model. Poll its members to retrieve model data and user interface status information.

Repository Class

Return Value

A string identifying a specialized type of Add-In:



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MDG Add-Ins receive MDG Events and extra menu options.

MDG Events


Workflow add-ins receive additional events to control user ability to change specific fields.

Workflow Add-In Events


A non-specialized Add-In.

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