Visual Paradigm Plugin API allow users extend functionalities of the software by writing custom plugins. The custom plugins can be triggered from application toolbar, diagram or model element’s popup menu, or from diagram’s toolbar. For application toolbar by default the plugins will be grouped under the Plugins menu. In this article you will learn how to create custom ribbon in application for organizing your plugins.
Tricks for plug-in development.
The Requirement Diagram is one of the SysML tool which provides a visual approach in representing and managing system requirements. This article will show you how to create Requirement Diagram using Open API.
In Visual Paradigm every model elements and diagrams can be describe with rich text content. With Visual Paradigm’s Open API it provide a channel to user to manipulate the diagram and model elements. In this article we will show you how to retrieve the images inside model element’s rich text description for further manipulation. We will demonstrate this by putting the image into ImageIcon and display using a message pane.
By default in ArchiMate Diagram the caption for interface type elements (i.e. Business Interface, Application Interface, Technology Interface) will have its caption hide away. This is aimed to make the diagrams looks clean and tidy. You can turn on the display of caption individual interface type in your active editing diagram via the Presentation Options menu, or using this plugin to turn on the display of caption for all interface types in all your ArchiMate diagram.
The project reference feature in Visual Paradigm allow users to reuse model elements from different projects. This not just saving effort in re-creating same model element again and again across projects, but also maintain the consistence of models as the changes on the model element automatically reflect on the projects which using it. In complex situation such as multiple levels of reference project sometimes it will be difficult to identify the origin of a particular model element, especially when the diagrams are develop by multiple users. By using Open API we can create plugin to find out the origin project of a model element. In this article we will show you how to create this plugin. Read more
Wireframe is a very effective tool for develop screen mock-up. It’s simple and easy-to-draw nature allow developers quickly develop the screen design. This allow stakeholders foresee how the new system look like before you really develop it. This article will show you how to create a simple iPhone wireframe using Open API.