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General Board / Java package reference types
« on: July 13, 2005, 07:48:32 am »
I've added a class to my logical design which extends the Frame class.  Now I wish to add attribute features which are references to Swing Control types (e.g.; JButton, etc.).  The Type dropdown list does not offer these types.  How do I get them onto the list?

When I reverse engineer a class with Swing references, the Swing types appear.  How does that happen?  

Must I create a class for each control so that EA will display them in the type list?

A generalized response would be helpful for behind this issue is adding the Spring Framework Classes and then packages of my own design.

I'm confused...Am I missing a user document somewhere that describes all of this?  How about a syntax for an XML profile that will accomplish this?

Hum, I've asked a lot of questions...The basic question is "What's the secret to getting popular/well known Java package types into the Java type dropdowns?"


General Board / Adding menu bar to form
« on: July 10, 2005, 05:36:15 pm »
On an EA Class diagram I've added an UIControl from the Custom tool box and set the stereotype to 'form'.  Now comes the issue of adding a menu bar to the form.  How is that accomplished?


General Board / Best Practice - myBusinessFrameworks
« on: June 25, 2005, 11:22:52 am »
I'm developing some UML frameworks (collaborating abstract classes & methods, interfaces, associations, etc.) that model my recurring business objects.  I want to reuse these frameworks in future application designs.

What is the best way to store these frameworks?

In a seperate EA Model file?
As an UML Pattern?


General Board / Is Java 2 v1.5 (5.0) supported?
« on: March 15, 2005, 09:34:28 pm »
In the context of reverse engineering and code generation, what level of Java does EA support?

General Board / Controlling Diagram Size in rtf file
« on: January 19, 2005, 05:32:32 am »
How do I control the size of the diagram produced in the Project>Documantation> *.rtf file?

I've resized and drawn the elements so that they fit in the upper left quadrant of the area surrounded by the dashed line (page boundary?), but the diagram is still full page and dissassociated from its heading which appears on the prior page.  My page size is set at 8.5 x 11.

General Board / Business Modeling Icons
« on: January 18, 2005, 12:14:19 pm »
The Help topic "Business Modeling Steriotypes 1" shows icons for business modeling.  How do I get EA to use them?  I can get some of them (border, etc) but I can't get Business Entity, Business Actor, etc. to show up.
What is the secret?

General Board / Defining my own Project Structure
« on: January 12, 2005, 10:32:28 pm »
Created a new project based on EABase.  Tried to rearrange the view packages and was told I couldn't do that.  Tried to delete the Use Case package , so I could recreate it where I wanted it,  but got a scary message that this was a "system defined" package...did I really want to delete it?  Well I did, but I didn't understand the consequences of doing that, so I backed off and wrote this messge.

Are the consequences of deleting a "System defined" view too terrible to document?  And just what are the consequences?

How does one tailor the Project Structure (Like they did in the EAExample project)?

General Board / Messing with the Project Structure
« on: January 12, 2005, 06:14:15 am »
I'm evaluating EA and one big thing I've learned is that EA will allow me to draw any element or connection type on any type of diagram,  BUT one should not do that because the behavior of those elements, in some cases, are specifically designed for specific diagram types and, when used in other diagram types, the element's behavior. will be inappropriate for that diagram type. Examples of this are the "Association" and "Message" elements.

Focusing now on the Project Browser, I see that EA allows me to define new views, packages, etc. and I'm also allowed to change the order of their appearance.  Are there also reasons why one should not do these things?

General Board / Message link does not connect?
« on: January 10, 2005, 08:37:02 am »
In my logical model diagram I have two objects .  I'm trying to show that  Object 1 calls Object 2.

When I draw a message link (from the interaction menu) to Object 2 from Object 1, the ends of the link do not connect to the object symbols.  If i drag one of the objects, the link's endpoint is left dangling where it was.

Am I doing something wrong?


General Board / Message Option not on context menu
« on: January 10, 2005, 08:53:41 am »
In step 5 of "Create a Communication Message" in the Help file, the message option does not appear on the association relationship's context menu.  This is happening on a Class Diagram (which is not a Sequence diagram as directed in step 1)

Help, help?


General Board / Entering data types
« on: January 05, 2005, 10:11:59 pm »
I'm on day 1 of the evaluation period.  I'm trying to create a database diagram.  I've got the table onto the drawing and defined my primary key, but the drop-down box for the column data type is empty.  I've specified MS Access as the db type, but still nothing in the dropdown.

How do I get the data type specified.?  I can't specify any FKs without them.

General Board / Getting Scenarios into .rtf files
« on: January 10, 2005, 09:36:55 am »
In the report view for a Use Case, I select "Save as rtf document, which exports the summary and Notes, but not the Scenarios.  How do I get the Scenarios exported into the rtf document?


General Board / Docking in frame
« on: January 09, 2005, 11:59:36 am »
I'm trying to get the Project and Resource browsers docked inside a single frame so that I get those nice little tabs at the bottom.  I've been sliding them all around my screen, but I can't get a frame opened to contain them.

The help files say this can be done, even shows the result of doing it, but no explaination of how to do it.  :(

How is this done?


General Board / Flow line routing
« on: January 09, 2005, 08:18:35 am »
I'm doing Business Process Modeling.  I have two or more flow lines between two processes, each having a different trigger.  

For example:
Two Processes: Hire Employee, Terminate Employee.
Event Triggers: Drop in business volume, Resigned, Could Not Meet Job Requirements, etc.

When I add the second flow line, it overlays the first flow line, so I need to control the line's routing to make each visible.

Is manual routing implemented in the Evaluation version, build 744, of EA?  If so, where is it?

General Board / Domains
« on: January 08, 2005, 09:38:10 pm »
How does EA support the concept of "domains"?  Both in general and in the context of database modeling.

By "Domain" I mean user defined, perhaps structured, data types?  For example: an "Address" data type would have a Street, City, State, and ZIP Code in its structure.


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