Create Add-Ins

Before you start you must have an application development tool that is capable of creating ActiveX COM objects supporting the IDispatch interface, such as:

  • Borland Delphi
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

You should consider how to define menu items. To help with this, you could review some examples of Automation Interfaces - examples of code used to create Add-Ins for Enterprise Architect - on the Sparx Systems web page.

Create an Enterprise Architect Add-In



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Use a development tool to create an ActiveX COM DLL project.

Visual Basic users, for example, choose File-Create New Project-ActiveX DLL.


Connect to the interface using the syntax appropriate to the language.

Connect to the Interface


Create a COM Class and implement each of the general Add-In Events applicable to your Add-In. You only have to define methods for events to respond to.

Add-In Events


Add a registry key that identifies your Add-In to Enterprise Architect, as described in the Deploy Add-Ins topic.

Deploy Add-Ins

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