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TJO
2008-02-21
2013-05-28
  • TJO
    TJO
    2008-02-21

    I have just downloaded the VS2008 version and am looking for a feature that existed in the early days of this project when it was embedded in Visio.

    If I drop an Entity on the canvas I want to see all relationships to it.  Is this feature available?

     
    • Kevin M. Owen
      Kevin M. Owen
      2008-02-21

      Yes, this is available through the "ORM Context Window", which can be activated from the "ORM Tool Windows" submenu on the context menu (opened by right clicking on the diagram).

      The ORM Context Window will show the model element that is selected in the main window, plus everything related to it out to a number of generations that is configurable at the top of the window.

       
      • TJO
        TJO
        2008-02-21

        I see that now thank you.  Next question:  how does one get the diagram from the ORM Context Window on to a ORM Canvas page?  Can this be done in one shot or do i have to manually create it?

         
        • Kevin M. Owen
          Kevin M. Owen
          2008-02-21

          You can select anything you want from the context window (individually or multiple items at once) and drag-and-drop it on to any diagram page in the model.

           
    • TJO
      TJO
      2008-02-21

      Therein is the problem for me.  My version is not allowing me to move any object outside that window pane. 

      Here is my installation version running on Vista Ultimate 4 quad intel processor with 4 gigs ram

      Neumont ORM Architect for Visual Studio 2008
          Product code:    {24D571AB-0000-4FA4-1032-010000000000}
          Product state:    (5) Installed.
          Package code:    {24D571AB-0000-4FA4-1032-010007112403}
          Version:    1.0.711.2403
          AssignmentType:    1
          Publisher:    Neumont University
          Language:    1033
          Suggested installation location: C:\Program Files\Neumont\ORM Architect for Visual Studio 2008\     Installed from: D:\Users\Tm\Downloads\NORMA_VS-2007-11CTP.VS2008\         Package:    Neumont ORM Architect for Visual Studio 2008.msi
          Product Icon:    C:\Windows\Installer\{24D571AB-0000-4FA4-1032-010000000000}\AboutBox.ico
          About link:    http://www.neumont.edu
          Update link:    http://norma.orm.net
          Local package:    C:\Windows\Installer\8d35268.msi
          Install date:    2008\02\20
          0 patch packages.

       
      • Hi,

        I'm also running Vista Ultimate (32 bit, on a 2 GB 2 core laptop).
        VS 2008 RTM 9.0.21022.8
        ORM 1.0.711.2403 2007-11ctp (which matches yours).

        I saw your note about not being able to drag items from Context window, and just tried it on my setup - no problems!

        As your system is more capable - it can't be a performance issue.  Anything in your Vista or graphics options that might cause the problem?

        Another thought is the base project type you used.  I use a VB Windows Form project.  I don't know if the restrictions from earlier drops still apply, but it had been limited to Forms or Console project type.  A Data project would seem more appropriate, but haven't tried that with ORM for VS08 yet.  Also, mine was a new Project (not something i had started from an earlier ORM drop); was yours a clean slate project too?  Lastly, though it's at least partly automated now, I manually remove DSL Tools and PLiX old versions before installing new CTPs.

        Hope this gives you or KO some clues.  BRN..