Practical question regarding temporary changes

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mindplay
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Practical question regarding temporary changes

Post by mindplay » Thu 19 Jan 2012 16:48

Since components do not support relationships, I have to temporarily remove a substantial portion of my model so I can build and maintain those classes and mappings by hand, until this feature (hopefully) becomes available.

It appears there is no way to cut/copy/paste entities or relationships? So no way for me to remove this portion of the model and place it somewhere else for the time being.

I have all these entities with hundreds of properties otherwise fully configured, so simply removing them and rebuilding them again later, is not an option.

How would you recommend I go about this?

(only way I can think of, is to manually edit the XML files, but that seems risky...)

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Post by Shalex » Tue 24 Jan 2012 10:01

We will investigate the situation, which is described by you, and post here about the results.

The support for collections of dependent objects is added. This functionality will be included in the nearest public build. We will post here when it is available for download.

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Post by mindplay » Wed 25 Jan 2012 15:34

I think this solves my problem, although I think you should give serious consideration to adding cut/copy/paste features - for one, there are cases where it would be practical to be able to "duplicate" an entity by copying and pasting. It just seems like a natural feature to have in any graphical tool.

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Post by Shalex » Fri 27 Jan 2012 11:13

We are investigating the issue.

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Post by Shalex » Fri 27 Jan 2012 14:10

Shalex wrote:The support for collections of dependent objects is added. This functionality will be included in the nearest public build. We will post here when it is available for download.
New build of Entity Developer 4.2.120 is available for download now!
It can be downloaded from http://www.devart.com/entitydeveloper/download.html (trial version) or from Registered Users' Area (for users with active subscription only).
For more information, please refer to http://www.devart.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23252 .

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Re: Practical question regarding temporary changes

Post by Helen » Fri 16 Mar 2012 10:06

mindplay wrote: It appears there is no way to cut/copy/paste entities or relationships? So no way for me to remove this portion of the model and place it somewhere else for the time being.
The copy/cut/paste functionality is added for objects of a model.

This feature is available in the latest 4.3.152 build of Entity Developer.
The new build can be downloaded from http://www.devart.com/entitydeveloper/download.html (the trial and free versions) or from Registered Users' Area (provided that you have an active subscription).

For the detailed information about the improvements and fixes available in Entity Developer 4.3.152, please refer to
http://www.devart.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23647

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