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Bugs and Issues / stereotypedrelationship not created
« on: June 04, 2021, 11:34:34 pm »
I have added a «stereotypedrelationship» from Package to Class using one of my stereotypes. The context menu shows the entry also according to the Meaning properties. So definitely it knows about it. But when I let go after the drag NO connector is created. Creating the connector from the toolbox works without issue. What could be the issue here? EA of course lets me stand clueless.

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Bugs and Issues / EA stopped working
« on: June 04, 2021, 10:49:13 pm »
Since using V15 I get Windoze popping up a message box "EA stopped working; Debug blabla". That comes out of the blue when doing nothing special (like moving elements in a diagram). Running a post consistency tells me a couple of fixes (mostly related to the diagram) were made. Happens about 2 times a week or so. Anyone else experiencing that? Known bug?

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General Board / Metaconstraints curiosity question
« on: June 04, 2021, 10:29:29 pm »
Now that the <metamodel> tag is populated and EA starts interpreting it, what happens if I have multiple MDGs turned on and they happen to have contradicting settings? E.g. you could have defined constraints for the Package metaclass in more than one profile. I'd guess that just funny (or more correctly frustrating) things might happen. Any idea?

Hmm, while writing this I just think that "constraint" is not the right word being used. It's more the opposite. Each of these constraints does not constrain but free the use of certain connectors. So it makes me wonder why they actually were called that way?

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General Board / Export duplicate stereotype
« on: June 03, 2021, 11:19:13 pm »
Assume you have a stereotype that extends two metatypes. When you draw two extensions from one stereotype the export is ok. However, if you are in need for two different sets of stereotype properties and you have two stereotypes with the same name extending each of the metaclasses individually then only one of them gets exported. When editing the xml profile manually you can well create two such stereotypes with the same name and EA interprets them as desired. Simple question: oversight (which I assume and do not really hope for a fix) or intention (where I would like to know the reasoning)?

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General Board / Disabling MDG
« on: June 03, 2021, 12:28:26 am »
I noticed that disabling an MDG actually does not disable it. Although I turned it off from the Specialize menu the diagrams with toolboxes and the stereotyped elements still showed up. Only when I removed the Path from the Advanced menu the profiles were not seen. Probably simple EAUI or another Clippy effect where a system tries to be smarter than it should.

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General Board / Locked elements
« on: June 02, 2021, 10:51:32 pm »
In 13.5 and before it was possible to set Locked=true; in the Style property. That made the element appear with a red exclamation mark and the elements where just locked. In 15.2 however, this does no longer work. Simple question: oversight or intention?

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General Board / _MeaningForwards/Backwards for standard connectors
« on: June 01, 2021, 01:09:34 am »
Is it somehow possible to define the above for standard connecors? I can add a metarelationship but that only offers the connector name. I would like to define "Nesting" vs. "Nested in" to appear in the QL. Any magic to achieve that?

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Bugs and Issues / Duplicate POS for entries in t_attribute
« on: May 27, 2021, 12:00:41 am »
I started wondering why two of my attributes appeared swapped and had a look in t_attributes. Apparently two entries had the same Pos value. I guess this is by design, isn't it? Any means to fix that except for manually shifting all attributes round? I'll script a fix in the meantime... Ah, and the integrity does not recognize that as being invalid. Of course not, since it's intentional :-/

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Bugs and Issues / _instanceType
« on: May 20, 2021, 12:20:30 am »
https://sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/15.2/modeling/supportedattributes_2.htmllists _instanceType as deprecated. But the link right above https://sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/15.2/modeling/defining_behavior_on_creating_.htmldoes not.

Worse: this actually defines which stereotype is set when creating an instance of a stereotype. How can this be deprecated? And if, what would it be replaced with?

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Bugs and Issues / Deleting connectors
« on: May 18, 2021, 07:38:12 pm »
When I hit Backspace it deletes the selected connector without asking. When using Ctrl-Backspace it pops up a confirmation message. I took that always for granted (it's EA, you know). But actually it's worth to be noted as weirdness of the day. When I'm sloppy EA just calls it a day. However, when I'm strict EA is strict too and just asks again. It should be the other way round, shouldn't it? Ah no, it's planet Sparx.

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General Board / Strict connectors and Metaconstraints
« on: May 18, 2021, 06:45:20 pm »
Turned out (or looks like) defining a single metaconstraint will cook up everything. While without it's possible to create stereotyped ControlFlows between two elements as long as there is no metaconstraint, EA croaks about invalid connectors once I defined a single metaconstraint. Which basically means that I have to define EVERYTHING in order to make use of those constraints. Else you have turn off the whole mechanism COMPLETELY with the Start/Preferences/Connectors/Strict setting. It's probably a Sparxian approach but renders the whole thing to be very delicate Chinoise. I can't slightly introduce it, so to offer certain connectors the new way. It's all or nothing. Happy to learn something different but that made the fun turn into immediate pain again (already used to that so no pity).

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General Board / Metaconstraint between different profiles
« on: May 18, 2021, 06:12:20 pm »
While I managed to create metaconstraints between elements of my own profile, I wonder how to do that between different profiles. Especially if I have own profile elements hookes up with standard UML elements. (Though I'm going on to mix several elixirs in the hope of the right pooof I appreaciate any hints here.)

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General Board / Turn off Common Relationships toolbox
« on: May 18, 2021, 05:59:02 pm »
I seem to remember this being asked before (and anticipating the answer as well). But again: is it somehow possible to turn off that toolbox? The new Metaconstraints seem to be a (now rare) nugget which is why I'm after them now. There's that Filter to Toolbox check mark. And that includes the Common Relationships as well (it probably does for elements but I'm not that far yet). Now it's really nice that we now can show our own relevant connectors in the menu (don't tell me the old QL could do that as well...). But the Common ones are included as well. Is there any way to turn them off so we can be really strict in our modeling environment - and not just somehow strict.

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General Board / Meta Constraints (starter question)
« on: May 17, 2021, 07:56:16 pm »
Now I started looking at the quick linker replacement. And (as expected) I stumbled over the first hurdle: No profile found with id: 'Profile Constraints'.

That message pops up when I try to create a meta constraint. Now, where is that profile? Admittedly I brushed out the internal technologies and stuff since I do not need 99% of them. I only left the obvious ones (you have to guess by name since it's documented nowhere). So far that was ok. But now, where is that profile hidden? I restored other obvious stuff but that turned out to be still rubbish. So, where is it??

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General Board / Diagram ?-Type
« on: April 23, 2021, 05:57:44 pm »
I wonder why a diagram does have a stereotype, but it's not really used/usable. The API has a Metatype property which much resembles a stereotype since it has a <profile>::<name> format (unlike element metatypes which appear as simple strings in contrast to their stereotypes having the aforementioned format). Is there any rationale behind this?

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