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you also need to use the EA_OnPostNewElement event if you want to pop up the custom screen when the new element is dragged onto a diagram.

The EA_OnContextItemDoubleClicked is needed to allow you to edit the element afterwards.

We are using this functionality in Time Architect to pop up the TA risk dialog screen.  (We then populate tags in the background).  If you want to see it in action, why not download a free 30 day evaluation copy of TA.  Open up the TA profile (or the TA example model)

If you want any further help on how we did it, then drop me a PM and I'll be happy to help.

Best regards,


We wanted to do something similar in Time Architect and found that there is no way to add extra windows/tabs into the EA workspace other than the AddTab approach.

We use this as the main window for TA.  However, we added a floating TA information window that we put the additional tabs that we need into...  Not quite as nice as fully integrating into EA - but it does the job :D



We've also requested this...

Hopefully the more people want this - the more it may happen...

(Fingers crossed)

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Mass Update
« on: March 15, 2008, 07:56:52 pm »

can I refer you to to my answer to this link?

Although Kevin was looking to only move the elements to a new diagram - virtually the same functionality can be used to move elements around the model!

The only difference between the 2 processes:
Do not check Copy to Diagram Only

Now instead of just adding the elements to a new diagram TA will move those elements to the selected package.

TA has a free 30 day, fully functional evaluation trial.  Can I recommend that you download it and try it...

Best regards,


Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: MS Project integration
« on: February 01, 2008, 03:55:02 pm »
Alex, and everyone else

TA 2.0 is very near to completion - we are planning on announcing the release date very soon... we are hoping to be able to give an extra bonus for your patience...

Best regards,

(and the rest of the Time Architect team...)

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: MS Project integration
« on: January 25, 2008, 02:03:14 am »

....soon.... :D

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: MS Project integration
« on: January 24, 2008, 04:54:34 pm »
...and also does not allow an export/synch of the data.

Alex, TA does allow you to export all of the information you have created to MS Project.  It does not create an MS Project file, but it does export via CSV and MS Excel - both of which can then be imported into Project...

My biggest issue is that you really get used to the diagrams of TA. The company told me that they are going to release a new version soon. Will check what changed.

Glad you like the diagrams - we think that they look pretty good too  ;D

Version 2.0 will be released soon - this version does not yet support import from MS Project...

...however we have added a profile to 2.0 that includes the concept of a Task element (actually a stereotyped Requirement) - this will become a placeholder for information imported from MS Project in a later version... (possibly 2.1)

Hope that helps....

Solutions Reality, makers of TA

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Possible to Export to Excel?
« on: November 16, 2007, 10:56:59 am »

May I suggest that you download the free 20 day evaluation copy of Time Architect v1.1 from

As well as being a project and time management tool for EA, Time Architect offers a very powerful sort,filter and analysis function (and more...).  From this data grid it is possible to export the grid to Excel including the element notes.

From here you can sort and filter your requirements by all of the standard EA tags before you export to Excel.

  • Download and install Time Architect.  There are 2 versions of the installer depending on whether you have .net 2.0 installed or not.
  • Open your project in EA
  • Select the package that you wish to export to Excel (can export child packages too).
  • Open Add-in>Time Architect>Draw Gantt chart.
  • If you want child packages too, then check the 'Include Child Packages' Option
  • Click the 'Get Gantt Chart - Element View' button.
  • When complete you will see a Gantt Chart (you can ignore this for now!)
  • Click on the grid icon in the Time Architect toolbar - to the left of the ? icon
  • Filter and sort as needed
  • Click the arrow to the right of the grid icon
  • Click the 'Export Grid to Excel with notes' icon - 2nd one.

You now have everything you need in Excel

Now explore TA... :)

Hope this helps!  Once installed, this should get your data out to Excel in about 2 minutes (depending on the number of requirements!)

Any questions please feel free to ask.

All the best,

Solutions Reality Limited
(Creators of Time Architect)

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Icons in Addin Menus
« on: June 22, 2007, 01:33:41 am »

thanks for the input.  As mentioned it was only really to add polish to the add-in.  It is not critical to the functionality just makes the UI a better experience.

Thanks for the help.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Icons in Addin Menus
« on: June 21, 2007, 04:48:26 am »
Hi all,

we are currently trying to polish off an add-in and would like to add icons to the menus we are generating in the add-in.

Is there a way to do this?  Can't find anything in the notes or the forum.

Many thanks,


Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / EA Version and Plug-ins
« on: March 04, 2005, 02:05:01 am »
This may have been answered before - if it has I am sorry but did trawl the forum....

Is there any way for a plug-in to find out what version of EA it is running in?  I have looked through the documentation and have not been able to find anything.

Very grateful for any help on this one,


Please can someone explain how I get to the diagram behind a hyperlink?

I can see an element with a type of "text" where ever my hyperlinks are and from that I can get the name - which seems to be the same as the hyperlink info, however, what I can't seem to find is how to get to the actual underlying diagram.

Any help will be very gratefully received - I am tearing my hair out here!


Hi there,

it may be a silly question but...

what is the Item that I need to pass into this function?

Surely it should be a straight call - GetTreeSelectedItem() as ObjectType.

Please can someone advise on what I should pass to the function as the documentation is not clear on this.

Very many thanks,


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