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Paolo F Cantoni

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"Nesting" Compartment
« on: April 29, 2009, 12:53:08 pm »
There has been some discussion recently about the new UML2 PackagingComponent (see: Packaging Components vs UML).  At present (v7.5, build 844), there's not much utility yet available although more has been implied (in the previous topic).

However, it got me wondering about some aspects of how a PackagingComponent might be rendered.

At present, I'm not yet using PackagingComponents because they are missing one vital aspect.  You cannot view the contents in the same way as you can a Package.  You can control the visibility of items in the package collection by altering the visibility of the item and the Feature Visibility [Ctrl+Shift+Y].  This is a very nice feature of ANY item which has nested items under it...

So, it seems to me that this should be generalized to the notion of a "Nesting" Compartment that could be added to any item (in the same way that, eventually, the Notes compartment was added).  The code to generate it is already present (in the Package functionality).  All that's needed is the User Interface to control it (in the Feature Visibility dialog).

Thoughts?
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Re: "Nesting" Compartment
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 09:14:28 pm »
Now that's a wonderful idea!
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Re: "Nesting" Compartment
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 12:40:48 am »
Yes, a nesting compartment would be excellent.

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Re: "Nesting" Compartment
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 11:22:06 am »
Feature request submitted...

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Re: "Nesting" Compartment
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 04:56:55 am »
 [smiley=thumbsup.gif] Magnificent! Idea Sir

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Re: "Nesting" Compartment
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 12:26:11 pm »
I would find this useful.
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Re: "Nesting" Compartment
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 07:29:28 am »
Two thumbs up!!  :D
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Re: "Nesting" Compartment
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 09:30:28 pm »
Sounds like an excellent idea
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