Deploy Add-Ins

How to:

To deploy Add-Ins to users' sites, follow the steps below

Step

Action

See also

1

Add the Add-In DLL file to an appropriate directory on the user's computer; that is, C:\Program Files\( new dir ) .

 

2

Register the DLL as appropriate to your platform:

  • If compiled as a native Win32 DDL, such as VB6 or C++, register the DDL using the regsvr32 command from the command prompt; for example:
     
    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\MyCompany\EAAddin\EAAddin.dll"
     
  • If compiled as a .NET DLL, such as C# or VB.NET, register the DLL using the RegAsm command from the command prompt; for example:
     
    C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\RegAsm.exe "C:\Program Files\MyCompany\EAAddin\EAAddin.dll" /codebase

 

3

Place a new entry into the registry using the registry editor (run regedit) so that Enterprise Architect recognizes the presence of your Add-In.

 

4

  1. Add a new key value EAAddIns under the location:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sparx Systems for single users
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sparx Systems for multiple users on a machine
     
    NameRegKey

 

5

Add a new key under this key with the project name.

Add-inRegistry
 

( ProjectName )  is not necessarily the name of your DLL, but the name of the Project; in Visual Basic, this is the value for the property Name corresponding to the project file

 

6

Specify the default value by modifying the default value of the key.

RegKeyValue

 

7

Enter the value of the key by typing in the ( project name ) .( class name ) ; for example, EaRequirements.Requirements, where EaRequirements is the project name, as shown in the example below.
 
NameRegKeyValue