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PutDiagramImageOnClipboard
« on: August 30, 2007, 02:55:08 pm »
Has anyone used the PutDiagramImageOnClipboard method of the Project interface? It works well but EA opens (and makes active) the diagram you are saving the image for - is there anyway to stop that, ie save an image of a diagram without having it open in the UI? I tried Repository.EnableUIUpdates
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Re: PutDiagramImageOnClipboard
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 04:34:44 am »
That sounds like a bug to me Mark.

Please report that directly to Sparx, in the hope for a quick fix. You might be in time for build 817.

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Re: PutDiagramImageOnClipboard
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 05:54:19 am »
Not necessarily. Depends on the definition of EnableUIUpdates:
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Read/Write. Set this property to false to improve the performance of changes to the model, eg. Bulk addition of elements to a package. To reveal the changes to the user, call Repository.RefreshModelView().

So it does not necessarily suppress output. It ONLY optimizes something.

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Re: PutDiagramImageOnClipboard
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 10:50:54 am »
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Not necessarily. Depends on the definition of EnableUIUpdates:
So it does not necessarily suppress output. It ONLY optimizes something.

But something that did suppress output might be welcome, particularly in the situation Mark envisions.

David

PS: Mark, perhaps a suggestion instead of a bug report then. You know the best practice drill...
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Re: PutDiagramImageOnClipboard
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007, 02:55:45 pm »
David,

I submitted it as a bug report with a link to this topic so th e Sparxians can decide if it is a bug or feature request. However, I agree with you that if this is not the intended behaviour of EnableUIUpdates then something else is required.

Mark

On further thought...I wonder if this is because EnableUIUpdates is a property of Repository and I am using the Project interface (which has the method I need) - a subtle difference between Project and Repository perhaps!
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Re: PutDiagramImageOnClipboard
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2007, 10:30:52 am »
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I wonder if this is because EnableUIUpdates is a property of Repository and I am using the Project interface (which has the method I need) - a subtle difference between Project and Repository perhaps!

I think your original complain holds true either way. Even if this is meant to be a 'repository-only' function, it should not be fiddling with the open project.

So go with your first thought...

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Re: PutDiagramImageOnClipboard
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007, 02:28:13 pm »
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I think your original complain holds true either way. Even if this is meant to be a 'repository-only' function, it should not be fiddling with the open project.

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Precisely, David.
My after-thought was in no way meant to negate my previous comments but just conjecture that may, or may not, assist Sparx in identifying where the problem lays.

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Re: PutDiagramImageOnClipboard
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2007, 04:44:13 am »
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Precisely, David.
My after-thought was in no way meant to negate my previous comments but just conjecture that may, or may not, assist Sparx in identifying where the problem lays.

Mark.

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