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workingmatt

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MDG Connector Name in Status Bar
« on: March 28, 2023, 07:10:18 am »
My MDG Technology has element and connection stereotypes defined as usual and all works for the most part. When I click on a blank area of a Profile diagram type, its custom name (Profile::DiagramName) appears in the status bar in the bottom left corner of EA. When an element with an MDG stereotype is selected on a diagram its custom name (Stereotype name only) appears. When a connector with an MDG sterotype is selected on a diagram its metatype name appears in the Status Bar.

Is there a way to alter the connector name shown in the Status Bar to match the MDG's stereotype? I've tried _alias attribute in the connector's attributes.
Is there a way to show the Profile name of the element down there too as per the diagram? (Less important, but nice to have consistency with diagram naming).

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Re: MDG Connector Name in Status Bar
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2023, 09:41:55 pm »
I'm guessing this is YAEAB and I should repost in the bugs forum?

BTW _alias didn't change the Status Bar text.

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Re: MDG Connector Name in Status Bar
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2023, 10:59:02 pm »
I could not find the _alias in the V15 docs. Is that new with V16? If so: report a bug.

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Re: MDG Connector Name in Status Bar
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2023, 04:52:34 am »
I'm using v15.2.1559 Ultimate Edition

I was just giving _alias a punt, it did change the name of the connector in some parts of the GUI, just not in the status bar.

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Re: MDG Connector Name in Status Bar
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2023, 09:02:19 am »
You don't have the link to the docs by any chance?

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Re: MDG Connector Name in Status Bar
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2023, 12:06:08 am »
Here's the link to 15.2 Special Attributes: https://sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/15.2/modeling/supportedattributes_2.html
There is no mention of _alias although it does do something.

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Re: MDG Connector Name in Status Bar
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2023, 07:03:52 am »
So you can't report a bug since you found "something" and nothing documented. You probably have to burry your hope. Send a feature request and be very patient.

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Re: MDG Connector Name in Status Bar
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2023, 07:27:02 pm »
Adding the _alias attribute changed the name of the connector in some windows/views but not the status bar. I guess it'll be worth raising a feature request to add a function to set the status bar text and adding a bug about the inconsistency in the current naming used for different things in the status bar.