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General Board / Re: Executable state machine tutorial
« on: March 03, 2011, 12:53:15 am »
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That's actually; you had an extra 'r' in there.


General Board / Re: Unicode in EA
« on: May 23, 2009, 03:07:37 am »
And all of this begs the question, why the hell is full Unicode support still not the default? Ye flippin' gods, it's 2009; I've been complaining about this to Sparx for years since, what, EA version 6.1 and even earlier. What an absurd set of steps to foist upon the users.

Hey Sparx, the year 1963 called and wants its character encoding scheme back.

General Board / Re: Be afraid, be very afraid
« on: September 26, 2009, 04:18:05 am »
I usually denote static classes with a «utility» stereotype.


General Board / Re: Mouse Move Threshold
« on: July 09, 2008, 02:48:43 am »
I know about lock drawing once the drawing is done... But I find myself spending a lot of time doing this:

1> Click
2> Curse
3> Shift arrow, arrow, arrow OK it's back where it was
4> Repeat

Not what you requested, but you can save a few keystrokes:

1> Click
2> Curse
3> Ctrl-Z to undo
4> Repeat


General Board / Re: Does EA support Cryllic fonts?
« on: August 15, 2007, 01:58:05 pm »
Personally I still wish EA handled this more transparently.


General Board / Re: error safety guarantees
« on: April 27, 2006, 06:56:05 pm »
Open the Tools / Options dialog and select Objects. At the bottom of the right-hand column the last two check boxes will be of interest to you. The seem to be checked by default. The results of unchecking them (or one of them if you don't care about attributes) may produce a result more to your liking.

Ah, that's much better. Thank you!


General Board / Re: error safety guarantees
« on: April 27, 2006, 02:16:29 pm »
I tried assigning a stereotype - one that I created - to an operation, and it showed up just fine. It is positioned before the operation name, so it is prominant.

I had the Show Parameter Detais options for the diagram set to Full Details, but I'm not sure this is required.

Actually, what I see when I try this is the stereotype group, not the stereotype. For example, if I create three stereotypes «basic», «strong» and «no-fail» in a stereotype group called safety guarantee, then I get operations together in a safety guarantee sub-compartment of the operations compartment, but the stereotypes are not visible on the diagram.

The operation stereotype does show up in the project view, and also temporarily in the diagram when editing the operation directly in the diagram.

I have submitted a feature request re. multiple operation stereotypes and making them visible. Meanwhile, I'll probably use Simon's suggestion. Thanks, folks.


General Board / Re: error safety guarantees
« on: April 26, 2006, 09:17:38 pm »
That is what I'm doing for now. But that idiom will hit a wall the first time I want to specify a safety guarantee for an operation that already needs another stereotype, for example «property set», since EA limits elements to a single stereotype. (UML itself allows elements to have any number of stereotypes, at least according to the UML Reference Manual.)

Also, grouping operations in the operation compartment by safety guarantee is not the most useful grouping I can imagine.

I guess I'm hoping to learn of a secret handshake that tells EA to display operation tagged values in class diagrams.

General Board / error safety guarantees
« on: April 26, 2006, 08:05:09 pm »
Can anyone recommend the best way to model that an operation offers a basic vs. strong vs. no-fail safety guarantee? A tagged value seems the most straightforward, but I don't know how to get EA to display operation tagged values in class diagrams.

Uml Process / Re: implicit primary key?
« on: November 02, 2006, 06:37:14 pm »
... Although in this case that's ok, because what I want to model isn't a column at all, at least from a perspective outside the database engine internals. So the single stereotype of «surrogate» is fine.

Uml Process / Re: implicit primary key?
« on: November 02, 2006, 06:21:00 pm »
Thank you, that's exactly the concept I needed.

add the additional stereotype (which you can now do with 6.5)

Curiously, EA 6.5.799 supports multiple stereotypes for class attributes but not «table» columns. I've now mentioned that in the suggestions forum.

Uml Process / implicit primary key?
« on: November 02, 2006, 05:38:15 pm »
Any thoughts on the best way to model a database table in which the primary key is implicit, for example a table record POID? Specifically, in an EDB volume on Windows Mobile, I want to use the CEOID value returned by CeWriteRecordProps and CeReadRecordPropsEx as the primary key. Sort of like a derived attribute, that is, not an explicit table column, but I don't see how to model such in a classifier stereotyped «table».

And of course I want to be able to use it in a foreign key constraint elsewhere.

Any ideas?

A full 9 months after Visual Studio 2010 was released, 2010 ended with no released integration with it by Sparx. Very disappointing.


Hey, Visual Studio 2010 was released 7 months ago today! Happy septen-mensiversary, Visual Studio 2010!  [smiley=birthdays.gif] Wow, time flies, huh?

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Visual Studio Integration 4.0
« on: September 17, 2009, 04:31:49 am »
Martin, I don't have an answer for you, but FYI, I've also asked Sparx.


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