Languages such as Java support Package structures or namespaces. In Enterprise Architect you can specify a Package as a namespace root, which denotes where the namespace structure for your Class model starts; all subordinate Packages below a namespace root will form the namespace hierarchy for contained Classes and Interfaces.

To define a Package as a namespace root, right-click on the Package in the Project Browser and select Code Engineering | Set as Namespace Root; the Package icon in the Project Browser changes to show a colored corner indicating this Package as a namespace root (NamespacePackageIcon).

Generated Java source code, for example, will automatically add a Package declaration at the beginning of the generated file, indicating the location of this Class in the Package hierarchy below the namespace root.

To clear an existing namespace root, right-click on a namespace root Package in the Project Browser and select Code Engineering | Clear Namespace Root.

To view a list of namespaces, select the Project | Settings | Namespace Roots menu option; the Namespaces dialog displays.  If you double-click on a namespace in the list, the Package is highlighted in the Project Browser; alternatively, right-click on the namespace and select the Locate Package in Browser menu option.  You can also clear the selected namespace root by selecting the Clear Namespace Attribute option.

To omit a Package from a namespace definition, select the Code Engineering | Suppress Namespace context menu option; to include the Package in the namespace again, select the Code Engineering | Show Namespace context menu option.


·When performing code generation, any Package name that contains whitespace characters is automatically treated as a namespace root

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·(Alt+F1) | Enterprise Architect | Software Engineering | Generate Code | Namespaces