The Element Browser

The Element Browser window lists a range of added-on properties of the selected element.

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Properties

The following properties are listed, where they are present in the element:

Operations
Attributes
Linked Features (Linked Operations and Attributes)
Tagged Values
Constraints
Internal Requirements (Responsibilities)
Attached Files
Relationships
Scenarios
Maintenance Items
Testing Items
Project Management Items

Operations

Attributes

Linked Features (Linked Operations and Attributes)

Tagged Values

Constraints

Internal Requirements (Responsibilities)

Attached Files

Relationships

Scenarios

Maintenance Items

Testing Items

Project Management Items

 

Notes

If you double-click on the element name at the top of the dialog (the root node) the Properties dialog for the element displays, at the General tab
 
If you right-click on a folder name, the Edit <object> context menu option displays; when you select this option, the appropriate window or dialog displays, or the element Properties dialog displays the appropriate tab, to enable you to update the items in the folder
 
If you double-click on an item within the Requirements, Scenarios or Constraints folders, the docked window or view displays with the focus on the selected item
 
If you double-click on an item within the Relationships folder, the Properties dialog displays for that relationship
 
You can drag a relationship from the Element Browser onto a diagram; if the element at one or both ends of the relationship is not already on the diagram, the element is also added to the diagram, and if the relationship is already on the diagram, but hidden, it becomes visible again
 
Instead of dragging the relationship onto the diagram, you can right-click on it and select context menu options to place the relationship and elements on the diagram, and to show or hide the relationship
 
The relationship context menu also provides options for locating the related element in the Project Browser, for displaying the Properties dialog of the related element, and locating the related element in all the other diagrams in which it is used
 
If you double-click on an item within the Files folder, the file opens either on a separate tab in the Diagram View workspace (if the file can be opened within Enterprise Architect) or in the default Windows viewer/editor for the file type (if the file cannot be opened within Enterprise Architect)
 
If you double-click on an operation or attribute in the Operations or Attributes folders, the appropriate Properties dialog displays
 
If you right-click on an attribute or operation, whether in the Attributes or Operations folder or in the Linked Features folder, a context menu displays that enables you to display the source code; alternatively, click on the attribute or operation and press ( Ctrl+E ), or - in the Linked Features folder - double-click on the attribute or operation
 
You can drag an Operation or Attribute from the Element Browser to another element on a diagram
 
The source code viewer in which the source code displays depends on which editor you select as the default, either for the project as a whole or for a specific programming language; if you select the Enterprise Architect internal editor, the code displays in the Source Code Viewer with the cursor positioned on the selected feature
 
The right-click context menu for an operation also provides options to set a number of types of recording marker

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