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Ecore Tools/New and Noteworthy

0.8 M4

Ecore Tools Perspective

Ecore Tools Perspective could be used to activate useful views and arrange them in a default way. You can activate it through "Window > Open Perspective > Other..." and then select the corresponding perspective.

EcoreTools selectEcorePerspective.png

Here is an example of screenshot you can get using the Ecore Tools perspective :

EcoreTools ecorePerspective.png

Ecore project nature

You can create a new Ecore project (this is simply a Project with an Ecore nature). This is not yet currently needed to create such projects for handling ecore model/diagrams, but this might be a basis for implementing further refactoring capabilities ... TBC

EcoreTools newEcoreProject.png

Ecore Tools new Creation wizard

Properties View

EClass Hierarchy View

EClass References View

Outline View

The Outline View is composed of two parts :

  • an Overview : birdview of the diagram canvas
  • a Navigator : model-oriented tree view of the model which is currently edited.

You can choose to display both parts or just one using toogle buttons :

Ecoretools outline1.PNG Ecoretools outline3.PNG Ecoretools outline2.PNG

The Outline can be synchronized with the selection of the diagram canvas :

Ecoretools outline4.PNG

DND capabilities from outline

Drag and drop from the outline view is enabled with restoration of connections for elements not yet displayed in the current diagram canvas.

Ecoretools dnd.jpg

Label customizations

An additional label is displayed inside the EPackage, EClass, EDataType, EEnum or EAnnotation figure when the corresponding semantic element is represented in another diagram canvas, ie when the graphical occurence is considered as an external element : the label (from package_name) appears under the element name.

Ecoretools label.PNG

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