Override Default Templates

Enterprise Architect has a set of built-in or default code generation templates. The Code Templates Editor enables you to modify these default templates, hence customizing the way in which Enterprise Architect generates code. You can choose to modify any or all of the base templates to achieve your required coding style.

Any templates that you have overridden are stored in the .EAP file. When generating code, Enterprise Architect first checks whether a template has been modified and if so, uses that template. Otherwise the appropriate default template is used.

Access    Tools | Source Code Generation Templates ( Ctrl+Shift+P )

Reference

Override a default code generation template using the Code Templates Editor, as indicated below:

Field/Button

Description

See also

Language

Select the appropriate language from the list.

 

 

Templates

Select one of the base templates from the list.

 

 

Stereotype Overrides

If the base template has stereotyped overrides, you can select one of these from the  list.

 

 

<Other fields>

Make any other modifications required.

 

 

Save

Click on this button to store the modified version of the template to the .EAP file. The template is marked as modified.

 

 

When generating code, Enterprise Architect now uses the overridden template, instead of the default template.