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Feature Request: ORM Model Diagram - Reorder option

Last post 06-13-2008 13:33 by Matthew Curland. 2 replies.
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  • 06-13-2008 8:43

    Feature Request: ORM Model Diagram - Reorder option

    It would be very helpful to be able to re-order the pages in an ORM model diagram - (like VEA).
    The diagram shows the NORMA menu and the VEA menu.

    Ken

     


     

     


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  • 06-13-2008 12:52 In reply to

    Re: Feature Request: ORM Model Diagram - Reorder option

    Hi Ken,

    I"d like to see that too.  It made a big difference, getting the paging feature in the first place.  Better page management will make the feature that much better.  Drag and drop would be useful.  I wonder if it makes sense to add pages to the ORM object browser?  If that's problematic, at least a simpler menu or drag and drop would be handy.

    BRN..

  • 06-13-2008 13:33 In reply to

    Re: Feature Request: ORM Model Diagram - Reorder option

    Yes, it's on the list. The only option right now is to open the model in XML and reorder the ORMDiagram sections by hand. This isn't bad in the VS xml editor: just collapse the sections and move them. However, we do not want to use this as the solution because of the huge hits taken anytime the file is under source control. We would also like to maintain position and zoom for each diagram. Position is harder than it sounds (if you open the model in a VS instance with more space than you saved it in, then an upper-left position may be too far down the model and would need to be adjusted). Would you also be interested in remembering position/zoom, or is it overkill?

    You can view multiple diagrams from the same model using the 'Window/New Window' command and the 'New Horizontal/Vertical Tab Group' commands (on the context menu for the document tab). This lest you easily duplicate shapes (just drag from one window to another, or from the Model Browser), but is obviously still not the same.

    -Matt

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