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General Board / Using Baseline Compare to merge models
« on: January 12, 2011, 04:18:47 am »
Has anyone successfully used a Baseline Compare to merge updates? When I try that (and it's not only a single element but a package with lots of new elements) the merge process is more than tedious. You have to ctrl-click each and every element, package, relation, etc. instead of "merge the whole package contents". Am I missing something or is it not intended for a real merge?


Bugs and Issues / Wrong use of extends
« on: November 02, 2015, 10:01:24 pm »
Someone really tried to learn something from Dear Roy: would you care to at least draw the extends into the right direction. And - if possible in any way - do not use Login as use case. It is none.


P.S. Thinking about "the wrong way" I come to the conclusion that the direction can't be told. Simply because Login is no use case it can not be extended. I first thought of "you need to optionally log in to Register".

Bugs and Issues / SQLQuery and time stamp
« on: September 22, 2015, 07:03:06 pm »
I tried retrieving a time stamp like this
Code: [Select]
my $v = $rep->SQLQuery("SELECT ModifiedDate FROM t_diagram");
print $v;
but EA returned only the date and not the time. But ModifiedDate is a time stamp as you can see when running the query in the SQL pad.

Bug reported.


Bugs and Issues / Change multiple elements
« on: August 09, 2015, 06:11:12 am »
Using Element/Advanced/Change type I can have selected multiple elements. But the change is performed only on one of the selected elements. I faintly remember having ranted about this some time ago. So once again to cool down my anger: rant, rant, rant!


Bugs and Issues / Missing features in states
« on: June 10, 2015, 03:27:20 am »
Unlike classes and other elements the properties dialog for states does not have a link to the attributes/operations. You need to use the context menu. EAUI  :(


Bugs and Issues / State machine move operation
« on: June 10, 2015, 02:21:45 am »
When trying to move an operation from one state to another I get "requested move is not supported". Reason for doing it: I want to move an exit operation to the next state and make it an entry. Why shouldn't I be allowed to do that with a simple move?


Bugs and Issues / Pasting rich text into notes
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:04:22 am »
I'm on V10. When pasting rich text into class notes I see two effects:
- The original size appears when pasting, but once re-opened the font has the default size
- Leading blanks seem to be stripped off
(FWIW: The paste buffer is filled from my Mac and travels through Parallels into the windoze environment, but that works fine for other applications.)

Anyone seeing the same result?


[edit] The leading blank stripping seems to be an issue with EA/Parallesl paste buffer. When I paste into Wordpad first the leading blanks are preserved. Only when pasting directly into EA they get stripped. However, the size issue is still there.

Bugs and Issues / Atrribute/Operation editor
« on: May 13, 2015, 04:29:47 pm »
I wonder who was in charge designing the V12 dialogs. Ctrl-C creates a new entry. Crtl-C is (in even all applications in Windoze) used to copy something to the clipboard. But why be consistent if you can create confusion that easily. And Ctrl-D (instead of being used to duplicate an element instead of Ctrl-C) deletes the line without possibility to undo it. GREAT!

Still (I mentioned that earlier) Ctrl-N does not place the cursor in the name field of the new attr/oper but adds an auto-numbered value. WTF? Does the EA code consist of operation1 to operation999 and attribute1 to attribute999? Most likely, me thinks >:(


Bugs and Issues / Bad notes rendering
« on: May 13, 2015, 04:19:35 pm »
In V12 the notes are rendered poorly:

After an "m" there's some extra space. The right border does not have a margin.

I will not report a bug - got tired of that. So this IS my bug report.


Bugs and Issues / Insert action pin not working
« on: May 13, 2015, 03:42:07 pm »
I was trying to insert an action pin with V12: Structural Elements/Add. The dialog that popped up asked me to enter a Type but the drop down is empty so I could not create an action pin.

If this is (what I suspect) a bug, it should be fixed. If it's just stupid me, please enlighten me.


Bugs and Issues / Inconsistent Feature editing in V12
« on: April 29, 2015, 12:12:45 am »
As with V12 the edit window for attributes/operations has been (inconsistently, how else?) changed.

When I create a new operation from the context for a class I can start typing. Nice. Now I move with Tab to next next input field. Nice too. Now to add a new one I need Ctrl-N (it was discusses and iIRC this is windoze standard?!). Well. Now when I press Ctrl-N the cursor still stays in the current edit field. I need to cursor down and tab backwards. Well, well. Notice the New is located below in case you want to click. The buttons to move/copy have been removed. Is that a good idea?

Now I try to create a new attribute. Typing into the name and tab - ehrm, what? It has created the attribute with the name I typed and now I'm again in the name field for the next attribute. To change type etc I have to cursor down/right. And Ctrl-N again does not take me to the New input field but creates an auto-named attribute where I need to use the cursor (or mouse) to modify it. Unlike for operations the attributes have the New field above the exiting ones. Well, well, well.

In all major companies where I worked there was a test department with almost the same size of the development department. I'm pretty sure Sparx doesn't even have a test department >:(


Bugs and Issues / Partitioning an Activity via API
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:10:09 pm »
One of my readers got stuck with my example about partitioning an activity. The code I presented
Code: [Select]
1 part = activity.Partitions.AddNew ("p1", "");
2 part.Size = "90";
3 part.Update ();
4 part = activity.Partitions.AddNew ("p2", "");
5 part.Size = "90";
6 part.Update ();
7 activity.Partitions.Refresh ();
Does not work (he seems to be the first one to get that far ;))
Now actually there seems to be a buggy behavior Since when you call the Refresh this will annihilate the addition. Instead (since this is one of those inconsistencies in EA) this is a semi-diagram operation: you should call a Repository.SaveDiagram(id) finally. So the Activity/State must be present on the open diagram. Else this method will not work. :-X

Book update is on the way.


Bugs and Issues / Bold label
« on: September 30, 2013, 05:59:47 am »
There's an option in the context menu to make a label bold. However, if I check this option I don't see any difference in the rendering. Are my eyes that bad or is that a bug?

N.B. The database has options for underline and italic but the GUI does not seem to offer those options. Because they would not work like bold?


[edit] There seems to be a minor size difference when switching bold. But from pure sight it is not to distinguish! I also tested underline and italics via the API. They definitely are not rendered.

[edit2] Well, it turns out to be a Windoze problem. They never knew much about rendering. If you zoom into the diagram it becomes visible that the font IS bold. Alas, what sense does it make to offer a bold rendering if you can't see it with default settings??

Bugs and Issues / ExceptionHandler not taking elements
« on: August 14, 2013, 09:25:49 pm »
If you have an ExceptionHandler to describe an Activity then the handler will accept Actions inside like Activities. But it will refuse Start/Final/Decision (unlike Activity which accepts them inside). Trying to move one of he above into an ExceptionHandler results in a message
The requested move is unsupported

If haven't checked whether UML has some (strange) restriction here, but to me it does not seem to be logical.

Any ideas?


Bugs and Issues / Port in sequence diagrams
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:23:47 pm »
In V10 there is a leading slash at ports shown in sequence diagrams. This slash does not appear in 9.3. Is that intentional or a bug?


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