Code Templates

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Enterprise Architect's code templates specify the transformation from UML elements to the various parts of a given programming language. The templates are written as plain text with a syntax that shares some aspects of both mark-up languages and scripting languages. A simple example of a template used by Enterprise Architect is the 'Class template'. It is used to generate source code from a UML Class:




The above template simply refers to three other templates, namely ClassNotes, ClassDeclaration and ClassBody. The enclosing percent (%) signs indicate a macro. Code Templates consist of various types of macros, each resulting in a substitution in the generated output. For a language such as C++, the result of processing the above template might be:


* This is an example class note generated using code templates

* @author Sparx Systems


class ClassA : public ClassB




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