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Creating document with Doc. Composer using Open API

The Doc. Composer allows you to create document for your model in a fully customized way. You can  customize the layout of your document by simply modifying the XML templates and specify what’s inside your document by drag & drop the templates into it, just like creating a diagram. But the drag & drop is a manual process, which you need to do it every time when you want to create a new document. Also after adding new contents, you will need to update it manually by adding the new elements into your existing document. In this article, we will show you how you can make use of the Open API to construct a document in a programmatic way, which can save you a lots of time. Read more

Create Communication Diagram using Open API

Communication diagram is a kind of behavior diagram in Unified Modeling Language (UML) which helps in visualize the interactions within and between systems. The Communication diagram focus on how objects collaboration together in particular scenario. Instead of creating communication diagram manually, you can also create it programmatically using Open API in Visual Paradigm’s products.

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Create Diagram Image Shape with API

Your diagrams are not necessary to be modeled just with the standard notations. With the Diagram Image Shapes, you can enrich your diagram with customized image files. The Diagram Image Shapes can be created via the prattle of the diagram, as well as using Open API. This article will show you how to create Diagram Image Shapes from an image file deployed in your plugin using Open API. Read more

Reload Plugin without Restarting Application

Open API allows you to extend the functionalities of Visual Paradigm’s products by writing simple Java classes. But during development you often need to reload your plugin by restart the application. Starting from version 10 (build 20120720ab) you can reload the plugin on the fly, without restarting the application. This article will teach you how to do this. Read more

How to Define Stereotype and Tagged Values using API

Stereotype is one of the extension mechanisms in the Unified Modeling Language (UML). By defining stereotype, you can extend new notations by deriving from an existing one. You can define new properties to your derived notations using tagged values. In Visual Paradigm, it is not necessary to stereotypes and tagged values using application’s user interface. You can also do this using Open API. This article will show you how to create stereotype and tagged values using Open API. Read more