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General Board / Re: problems enabling security
« on: September 07, 2003, 03:58:58 pm »
Does the key you've entered surrounded by {} symbols?

eg. should be entered in the form:


Phil Bachmann

General Board / Re: problems enabling security
« on: September 04, 2003, 11:47:37 pm »
There is a text file that you get when you purchase and which contains your registration key as well as the security-enabling key.

Perhaps give that a try.

Phil Bachmann
Sparx Systems

General Board / Re: EA360 Corporate Security Glitch
« on: September 03, 2003, 06:18:13 pm »
Thanks for pointing out the bug.

It's been fixed.

Phil Bachmann
Sparx Systems

General Board / Re: Learning Automation
« on: July 02, 2003, 10:18:27 pm »
Get your hands on an Automation Client (Visual Basic 6 is probably best), and practice with that.

VBA built into MS Office applications does the job too.

Hello Kelkaraa,

Could you confirm that you installed the .jar file as explained in the documentation that came with EclipseLink?


Phil Bachmann

OK it's 6 months late, but at least you got a reply  :)

Re 1 & 2:

The problem essentially occurs because we gave no thought to multiple projects that were part of the same namespace hierarchy.  In the short term there is nothing for it but to live with the fact that your model is comprised of duplicate packages for ancestor namespaces eg.

We have discussed the matter at Sparx and concluded that perhaps you should be allowed to connect to a Solution as well as a VS Project (just as an Eclipse package might connect to a workspace rather than a project).  This idea seems feasible and we are looking at implementing it some time in the future.

Regarding question 3 - the answer is no.  Each workstation needs to be set up to connect to the individual projects.


Phil Bachmann
Sparx Systems

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: On the fly screen creation
« on: October 06, 2003, 05:29:08 pm »
If your question is:

"Is it possible to build an add-in that takes the currently selected "Screen" element on an EA diagram and produce/modify a text file representing a Delphi form object?"

I have explored this issue and determined that there isn't enough information provided by the classes in the automation interface to do this.

Nevertheless it is a very interesting idea and we may be tempted to make changes to the automation interface to make this possible.

Phil Bachmann
Sparx Systems

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Addin with Vb6
« on: September 13, 2004, 04:43:11 pm »
G'day Mikkel,

>> Why did you go away from the type library approach? IMO it made it very easy to create an add-in using ActiveX wizards such as the one in Delphi.

Yes I agree it is easier that way.  However, at Sparx, we are always improving the software - with new releases ever two weeks.  The add-in definition changes several times a year, and publishing a new typelib would cause irritation to people with existing add-ins.

So we've got a more flexible approach.

>> Now, I am not sure how to do it, and frankly I don't think the online help is very clear on the topic. This is a quote from a freshly downloaded chm file:
but in another place it says that the type library is no longer used. So what do I do instead?

We have removed the offending passage from the help file.

I will be making a Delphi sample soon.

Basically you define a dispatch interface and add whichever event methods you want to receive.


Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Addin with Vb6
« on: August 30, 2004, 12:33:07 am »
Since 4.0 EA uses a new mechanism for defining Add-ins, and doesn't rely on addn_tmpl.tlb.

Refer to the help for more information, searching for EA_Connect is a good place to start.

Phil Bachmann
Sparx Systems

Multiple projects are supported - what makes you think only one is supported?

Phil Bachmann
Sparx Systems

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: configuration for C#
« on: October 27, 2003, 03:42:37 pm »
I don't know Nant but EA/Add-ins are COM based objects so you may want to start sniffing in that direction.

Phil Bachmann
Sparx Systems


Paste the following into a text file and import it into regedit for a sample:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sparx Systems\EAAddins\Acme AddIn]

Let me know if there are still probs.

If a detected add-in fails to load EA will let you know.

Phil Bachmann
Sparx Systems

When does the error occur - on project load?  On project run?  On a particular line?

Phil Bachmann
Sparx Systems

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Importing in VB.NET
« on: March 03, 2004, 08:24:40 pm »
It may be best o call the VB application from within EA.

See  for a run down on using the call parameters to pass the EA File location to the VB application.

I hope this is of help.

The dll file has been changed to a tlb file.

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