Options - Code Editors

You access the source code editor options via the Code Editors page of the Options dialog. They enable you to configure options for Enterprise Architect's internal editor, as well as the default editor for DDL scripts. You can configure external editors for code languages on each language options page.

Access:     Tools | Options | Source Code Engineering > Code Editors

Use to:

  • Configure options for Enterprise Architect's internal editor
  • Configure the default editor for DDL Scripts
  • Configure DDL Name Templates

Reference:

Field

Usage

See also

DDL Editor

Specifies what DDL Editor is currently in use;  the (...) button opens a dialog that enables you to choose a default DDL editor

 

Default Database

Indicates the default database used

 

MySQL Storage Engine

Indicates the storage engine used

 

DDL Name Templates

Specifies the Foreign Key, Primary Key and Unique Constraint Name templates; the (...) button enables you to specify template names

 

Use inbuilt editor if no external editor set

Specifies the editor for code in a language if no external editor is defined for that language

 

Show Line Numbers

Shows line numbers in the editor

 

Show Structure Tree

Shows a tree with the results of parsing the open file (requires that the file is parsed successfully)

 

Don't parse files larger than

Specifies an upper limit on file size for parsing

Use this to prevent performance decrease due to parsing very large files

 

Syntax Highlighting Options

Specifies both global and language-specific editor language properties

Editor language properties

Automatically Reverse Engineer on File Save

When this is checked, pressing (Ctrl) + (S) to save in the source code editor automatically reverse engineers the code in the same way as the Save Source and Re-Synchronize Class button does