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General Board / Toolbox Auto-Hide Speed
« on: May 27, 2005, 11:12:04 pm »
Hi there,

Is there a way to increase the speed with which the Toolbox hides/appears when it is in auto-hide mode?

Nice feature, BTW!


General Board / Deleting Project Root Nodes
« on: May 04, 2004, 12:50:11 pm »
Hi there,

Is there a way to delete Project Root Nodes in Project View?  I have created several other Project Root Nodes representing various systems in my distributed application and would now like to tidy up my model by deleting an unused Project Root Node.  I don't seem to be able to find a way of doing this, though.

Thanks for your help.


General Board / Re: Question about diagram notes
« on: March 19, 2004, 07:38:27 am »

Very nice.  Thanks for the recommendation -- it sounds like that will do the trick :-)


General Board / Question about diagram notes
« on: March 18, 2004, 09:57:33 pm »
Hi there,

I have created a Use Case that contains a number of basic and alternative scenarios drafted up as paragraphs and entered into EA Architect 4.00 (721).  I now want to create sequence diagrams (one for each scenario) to depict navigation flows between the various UI screens that realize the scenarios.

Is there any way I can introduce diagram notes in the sequence diagrams that pull their textual information from the scenarios entered into the associated use cases?

Darryl Staflund

General Board / Re: How do I change Image??
« on: March 18, 2004, 07:23:40 am »
Hi Thomas,

Actually, no, it doesn't.  I tried this feature last night and even with the option set, existing <<screen>> and <<entity>> objects are still displayed as boundary and control objects, as are new stereotyped classes added after the feature has been set and EA Architect has been restarted.


General Board / How do I change Image??
« on: March 17, 2004, 10:52:21 pm »
Hi all,

I am creating a class diagram in the new EA Architect 4.00 and want to create two classes -- one that has a <<screen>> stereotype, and another that has an <<entity>> stereotype.  The problem I am encountering is that the image of the <<screen>> class is displayed as an ICONIX boundary element, the <<entity> class is displayed as an ICONIX control element, and I am unable to find a way of displaying them as stereotyped class images.  I was able to do this in the 3.6x series but don't seem to find a similar way of doing this is 4.00.

All help is appreciated.

Darryl Staflund

General Board / EA 3.60 Example Project
« on: September 01, 2003, 10:33:49 am »
Hi there,

Congratulations on EA 3.60 -- VERY nice!  And a special thanks for the new EA Example Project -- it's perfect!


General Board / Re: Class view per class diagram
« on: August 02, 2003, 10:53:27 am »
> 3 methods for the service-related functions:
> - OnStart, OnStop, OnShutdown

> 2 methods to interact with the SOAP server:
> - OnProcessHeader, OnProcessBody

> 4 methods to publish information
> - PublishInService, PublishOutOfService, > PublishShutdown
> - PublishData

Hi there,

Is you're inheriting a class defining all these methods, are you free to stereotype the individual methods and the choose which stereotyped methods to hide and display?  It seems to me that these methods could be exposed as individual interfaces, or, as stereotyped methods since it is agreed that they serve different roles in the class.  Stereotyping will only help to clarify their role for the viewer and will give you extra means of filtering, sorting, and rendering the class diagrams.

Here is an example of how they could be stereotyped:

<<ServiceMethod>> OnStart
<<ServiceMethod>> OnStop
<<ServiceMethod>> OnShutDown

<<SOAPMethod>> OnProcessHeader
<<SOAPMethod>> OnProcessBody

<<PublishMethod>> PublishInService
<<PublishMethod>> PublishOutOfService
<<PublishMethod>> PublishShutdown
<<PublishMethod>> PublishData

If this is done, I know now when looking at the method signatures the roles that each of these methods play in the class.  I can then use EA's display options to hide methods of one stereotype while displaying another.


General Board / Re: Class view per class diagram
« on: July 26, 2003, 10:22:04 am »
Hi there,

I haven't needed to selectively display properties or methods as you describe but there are some workarounds which may or may not be of help:

1.  If you right-click on a class object and select 'Display Feature Visibility' in the resulting context menu, you can display or not display attributes according to the following criteria:

a.  Attribute Visibility (ex:  public, package, private, protected)
b.  Operation Visibility (ex:  public, package, private, protected)
c.  Attribute Stereotype (ex:  Property, etc.)
d.  Operation Sterotype (ex:  Constructor, Getter, Setter, etc.)

These don't provide you with complete flexibility on what is shown or not but it is a start.  And if you're building different views of a class, you can always implement the views as interfaces or abstract classes and have the concrete class extend or realize them.


General Board / Displaying Tagged Values for Association Roles
« on: June 24, 2003, 10:03:39 am »
Hi there,

Is there a way of displaying the tagged values associated with one end (i.e. role) of an association?  Or, to ask the question another way, is there a way to associate a note with the role of an association?  I am using EA 351 (build 615).


General Board / EA and Struts
« on: June 13, 2003, 08:27:10 am »
Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone out there has suggestions on how to use EA to implement traceability in a Jakarta Struts application in the following way:

1.  Between Java classes, JSP pages, and the action elements declared in the 'struts-config.xml' file?

2.  Between Java classes, JSP pages, and the Tiles definitions declared in the 'tiles-defs.xml' file?

3.  Between Java classes, JSP pages, and the dynamic form beans defined in the 'struts-config.xml' file?

4.  Between Java classes, JSP pages, and the validator rules defined in the validator-defs.xml' file?

As you have no doubt noticed, there is a common theme running through all my questions, i.e. how do you establish traceability between physical class files and objects created dynamically at runtime from declarations provided in bits and pieces of XML files?  And, in a related question, how do you establish traceability between two or more objects created dynamically at runtime from declarations provided in one or more configuration files?

Thanks for your help and suggestions.

Darryl Staflund

General Board / Re: Where to place detailed UI requirements?
« on: May 15, 2003, 01:57:01 pm »
Hi there,

After looking the example EML model included with EA, I would probably do the following to capture UI requirements:

1.  Create a 'User Interface' logical model in much the same way as the example shows.

2.   For each UI component that makes up your model, I would open up its 'Properties' dialog box and then:

a.  Use the 'Responsibility' tab to enter display, function, testing, validation, performance, etc. information that the component is responsible for.

b.  Use the 'Constraints' tab to enter the constraints placed on the UI component by its immediate environment (i.e. allowable screen dimensions, corporate colour schemes, etc.)

c.  Enter other information as tagged attributes if appropriate.

3.  I would then establish 'realize' relationships between the UI component and its corresponding use case to maintain traceability between the two.

Darryl Staflund

General Board / Is there a way to display package constraints?
« on: May 03, 2003, 02:37:18 pm »
Hi there,

Is there a way to display the responibilities, constraints, and tagged values for a package in a class diagram as is possible with classes and interfaces?

Darryl Staflund

General Board / Re: Anchor Note to a association or message.
« on: May 02, 2003, 01:02:56 pm »
Hi there,

Just right-click on the object you want to attach a note to and select 'Attach Note or Constraint' from the resulting context menu.


General Board / Re: Pls Help me To Use UML !
« on: April 21, 2003, 11:46:10 pm »
Come on man.  The whole point of being assigned a project is to learn how to do something.  Good luck in your endeavours.

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