Shape Editor

When you create a Shape Script through the Stereotypes tab of the UML Types dialog, you write the script using the Shape Editor. This provides the facilities of the Common Code Editor, including intellisense for Shape Script attributes and functions.

Access    Settings | UML Types > Stereotypes (specify stereotype): Shape Script + Assign or
Settings | UML Types > Stereotypes (specify stereotype): Shape Script + Edit

Editor Options

Field

Usage

See also

Format

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the Shape Script version (currently only EAShapeScript 1.0 is available).

 

 

Import

Click on this button to import a Shape Script from a text file (.txt). A file browser displays through which you can locate the file to import.

When you have located and selected the file, click on the Open button to import the script into the editing panel.

 

 

Export

Click on this button to export a Shape Script to a text file. A file browser displays through which you can specify the file to export to.

When you have identified the file, click on the Save button to complete the export and return to the Shape Editor.

 

 

<editing panel>

Type the script commands in this panel.

 

Write Scripts

OK

Click on this button to exit from the Shape Editor.

To SAVE your Shape Script, click on the Save button on the Stereotypes tab.

Getting Started With Shape Scripts

 

Next Shape

If you have a shape made up of different components, click on this button to rotate though the multiple shape definitions in the Preview panel.

 

 

Refresh

Click on this button to parse your script and display the result in the Preview window.

 

 

Learn more

Editing Source Code, for more information on intellisense and the Common Code Editor