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Suggestions and Requests / Re: A Need for Class Operation Diagrams
« on: June 22, 2005, 07:23:46 am »
OK. What is a workable technique to organize all the class operation activity (and others) diagrams in the project? I am looking for an organization strategy that fits within the limits of the application.

Suggestions and Requests / A Need for Class Operation Diagrams
« on: June 22, 2005, 06:55:19 am »
I would like to associate a diagram with a class operation. I am currently using build 766. If there is a way to associate a diagram with a class operation and have all elements be contained by the class operation, I havn't found it. Here is an example of a class with only one operation added.

I was wanting to associate an activity diagram with the operation DisplayMetricGraphs, but was unable to. I can associate a diagram with the class though. But this seems to leave the project looking like my garage. All attributes, operations, diagrams, and diagram entities are at the same level, and intermixed based on sort order. This is more of what I was expecting...

Here, the diagram and its entities are contained in the operation (ignore the sort order, I wasn't paying attention when slicing/dicing the original image). If I don't want to see them, I just collapse the operation node.

I know this has been suggested in the past, atleast a year ago. If this is possible, please tell me how. Also, what are some other organizational techniques you guys use?

Suggestions and Requests / Activity Diagrams for Class Operations
« on: May 16, 2003, 12:44:10 pm »
I would like to see the ability for class operations to contain activity diagrams.  I know a class operation has a behaviour section (may be good for action language in future), but this doesn't work for visually documenting complex operations.  A diagram contained in the tree node of the class operation would aid in the organization of the project.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Do not crash when DB connection lost
« on: April 20, 2005, 05:09:52 am »
I would also like to see this handled better. Here is a response I got from a member of support when I reported this as a bug
This is by design. When EA detects a network failure, it will warn the user and then shut down. I'd suggest you save and close EA before unplugging the network cable.

It wasn't a very helpful design to have the application give an informative message then die during a presentation to my managers after moving my laptop from my desk to the coference room (and reconnecting to the network).
Replication is really the solution, but the application should not give up the ghost so easily without a fight.

Suggestions and Requests / Attributes/Operations/Scenario Suggestion
« on: March 31, 2005, 08:11:50 am »
I often find myself overwiting an attribute or scenario when I think I'm adding a new one. This functionality should behave more like requirments and constraints by defaulting to a new item after saving the current one. If  this is by design, I'd like some understanding of why it's that way. Does this make sense?

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Glossary Improvements
« on: April 04, 2005, 11:24:17 am »
Item 1 should be easier (possible) when the notes become RTF.

Suggestions and Requests / Sizable Dialogs
« on: April 01, 2005, 05:10:21 am »
I'm currently entering new requirement types via Configuration -> General Types -> Requirements...

This (and others not yet mentioned) dialog box should be sizeable. As it is now, I have to adjust the size of some columns in the grid to read the contents. This creates the scrollbar for the grid. It's not a big deal, just a minor annoyance.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Remove Alternate Image
« on: April 01, 2005, 06:24:49 am »
I found the table  t_diagramobjects. I'd still like to know if I'm doing something wrong when it comes to de-selecting the Alternate Image. Also, I'd like to know if there are any issues with removing the image information from the ObjectStyle column in the t_diagramobjects table directly.


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Remove Alternate Image
« on: April 01, 2005, 06:09:15 am »
I was playing around with this today and ran into the problem of not being able to remove the Alternate Image. I am unable to 'select nothing', or as i interpret that phrase, unselect the selected image. If I need to do this in the tables, what table needs to be modified?


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Network Failure Suggestion
« on: March 29, 2005, 09:48:51 am »
Point taken. I'll setup an MSDE database on my local machine and use publisher subscription mechanism to keep my local database and the main database in synch.

Suggestions and Requests / Network Failure Suggestion
« on: March 29, 2005, 05:43:47 am »
Has anyone noticed what the application does if you lose your network connection and save any changes to a project that is on the network drive? It croaks!, throwing away any changes you may have.

I have been informed that this is by design. That's just wrong.

I would suggest the application ask the user if they want the application to shut down and throw away any changes they may have made OR if they prefer the application stay open and give them the opportunity to save their changes to an alternate location. I would probably nearly 100% of the time chose the later option.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Tabbed MDI Windows for Diagrams
« on: August 19, 2003, 05:37:34 am »
I'm jumpin' on this band wagon.  I use this feature everyday in Visual Studio, and it would be nice to have in EA.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Glossary
« on: September 03, 2003, 11:51:25 am »
Along the lines of glossary features, It would be nice to be able to highlight a word in an edit box and right click and add it to the glossary.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Contributions Area on Website?
« on: August 24, 2003, 05:59:23 am »
Here Here
I have a small application that I wrote to help me write out scenarios and was thinking about making the app and code available for the group.  It would be nice to have a place to put the code other than geocities.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Collaboration diagrams
« on: April 21, 2003, 12:48:31 pm »
heffalump and Fintan,

You can organize your collaboration messages in the collaboration diagram by right clicking on a blank section of the diagram and selecting the 'Sequence Collaborations...' context menu item.  This brings up a dialog box that allows you to adjust your sequencing.


I seem to remember a posting within the past few weeks that addressed converting a sequence diagram to a collaboration...
thinking/searching...yes, here it is:

It is answered by Fintan saying it currently can not be done, but is being considered for a future release.


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