Deploy An MDG Technology

An MDG Technology can be deployed in one of two ways: as a file or from an Add-In.

Deploy From a File

To deploy your technology as a file, you have a number of choices:

  • Import it into the %APPDATA% folder. See the Import MDG Technologies topic.
  • Copy it to a folder named MDGTechnologies, which you must create under your Enterprise Architect installation directory (by default this is C:\Program Files\Sparx Systems\EA. When you restart Enterprise Architect, your MDG Technology is deployed.
  • Copy it to any folder in your file system, including network drives: use the Enterprise Architect Settings | MDG Technologies... menu option, press the Advanced button and add the folder to the Technologies path. This deployment method enables you to quickly and easily deploy a technology to all Enterprise Architect users on a LAN.
  • Upload it to an internet or intranet location: use the Enterprise Architect Settings | MDG Technologies... menu option, press the Advanced button and add the URL to the Technologies path. This deployment method enables you to quickly and easily deploy a technology to an even wider group of Enterprise Architect users.

Deploy From an Add-in

To deploy your technology from an Add-In, you must write an EA_OnInitializeTechnologies function. The following example is written in VB.Net:

Public Function EA_OnInitializeTechnologies(ByVal Repository As EA.Repository) As Object

 EA_OnInitializeTechnologies = My.Resources.MyTechnology

End Function