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===Generate the Dawn Genmodel===
 
===Generate the Dawn Genmodel===

Revision as of 06:01, 5 June 2011

Dawn CodeGen Tutorial

Before you start make sure that you have the following components installed:

  • EMF
  • CDO
  • Dawn
  • GMF

Preparation

We will examine the Dawn Codegen by using the Acore example from the Dawn SDK. In the beginning we need to get all necessary model files. Open the Plug-ins View (Window-->Show View-->Others) as shown in the picture below.

Dawn openpluginsView.png

Now select the plug-in org.eclipse.emf.cdo.dawn.examples.acore and import it as soure plug-in

Dawn PluginsView2.png


Generate the EMF extension with Dawn

Generate the EMF plugins

Now generate the EMF edit and the EMF editor plugin for your domain model.

Dawn codegen generate edit code.PNG

Dawn codegen generate editor code.PNG

Generate the Dawn Genmodel

Generate the EMF extension

Generate GMF extension with Dawn

Generate the GMF plugins

Let's generate the GMF diagram plug-in.

GenerateDiagramCode.png

Generate the Dawn Genmodel

Now your workspace contains the plug-ins: the one containing the model code, the edit plug-in and the diagram plug-in. Now right click the the gmf gen model an examine the context menu. You will see an additional entry called "Generate Dawn Genmodel"

Dawncodegen1.png

Running this will create a new file called acore.dawngenmodel. This model contains specific information for the Dawn generator.

Dawngenmodel.png


For example it allows to configure the names of the extension classes generated by dawn.

Dawngenmodel2.png

Generate the extension

In a final step now right click the Dawn genmodel and choose "Generate Dawn GMF Fragment" from the context menu.

Dawncodegen2.png

Now a fragment will be created containing all the specific extensions for your diagram.

Dawnfinish.png

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