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Languages such as Java support package structures or namespaces. Enterprise Architect lets you specify a package as a namespace root, which denotes where the namespace structure starts; all subordinate packages below this point are generated as namespaces to code.

To define a package as a namespace root, right-click on the package in the Project Browser and select the Code Engineering | Set as Namespace Root context menu option. The package icon in the Project Browser changes to include a colored corner (NamespaceRootIcon).

When you have set the namespace root, the menu option changes to Clear Namespace Root; click on this option to take the namespace root status off the package. (Also, see the context menu described below.)

Once you have set a namespace root, Java code generated beneath this root automatically adds a package declaration at the head of the generated file indicating the current package location.

To view a list of namespaces, select the Settings | Namespace Roots menu option. The Namespaces dialog displays.

If you double-click on a namespace in the list, the package is highlighted in the Project Browser. Alternatively, right-click on the namespace to display a context menu, and select the Locate Package in Browser menu option.

You can also clear the selected namespace, by selecting the Clear Namespace Attribute option.



  • When performing code generation, any package name that contains whitespace characters is automatically treated as a namespace root