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Properties of Image Shapes

Updated: July 2008

You can use image shapes to specify how domain classes appear in a generated designer. Define an image shape by setting the Image property of the class to a predefined image file. The following formats are supported:

  • .gif

  • .jpg

  • .jpeg

  • .bmp

  • .wmf

  • .emf

  • .png

By default, designer resource files, such as image files, are located in the Resources folder in the Dsl project.

Image shapes have the properties that are listed in the following table.

Property

Description

Default

Fill Color

The fill color of this shape.

White

Fill Gradient Mode

The fill gradient mode of this shape.

Horizontal

Has Default Connection Points

If True, the shape will use top, bottom, left, and right connection points in the generated designer.

False

Outline Color

The outline color of this shape.

Black

Outline Dash Style

The outline dash style of this shape (Solid, Dash, Dot, DashDot, DashDotDot, or Custom).

Solid

Outline Thickness

The outline thickness of this shape.

0.03125

Text Color

The color that is used for text decorators that are associated with this shape.

Black

Access Modifier

The access modifier of the geometry shape (public or internal).

Public

Custom Attributes

Used to add attributes to the source code class that is generated from this shape. For more information, see How to: Add Custom Attributes.

<none>

Generates Double Derived

If True, both a base class and a partial class (to support customization through overrides) will be generated. For more information, see Designating Overridable Classes.

False

Has Custom Constructor

If True, a custom constructor will be provided in the source code. For more information, see Providing Custom Constructors.

False

Inheritance Modifier

Describes the kind of inheritance of the source code class that is generated from the image shape (none, abstract or sealed).

none

Base Image Shape

The base class of this shape.

(none)

Name

The name of this shape.

Current name

Namespace

The namespace that is affiliated with this shape.

Current namespace

Tooltip Type

The place where the tooltip is defined (fixed, variable, or none). If fixed, then the value of the Fixed Tooltip Text property is used as the tooltip; if variable, then the tooltip is defined in custom code.

none

Notes

Informal notes that are associated with this shape.

<none>

Initial Height

The initial height of this shape, in inches.

1

Initial Width

The initial width of this shape, in inches.

1.5

Exposed Fill Color As Property

If True, a domain property has been added to the shape to enable the fill color to be exposed in the properties window of the generated designer.

False

Exposed Fill Gradient Mode

If True, a domain property has been added to the shape to enable the fill gradient mode to be exposed in the properties window of the generated designer.

False

Exposed Outline Color As Property

If True, a domain property has been added to the shape to enable the outline color to be exposed in the properties window of the generated designer.

False

Exposed Outline Dash Style As Property

If True, a domain property has been added to the shape to enable the outline dash style to be exposed in the properties window of the generated designer.

False

Exposed Outline Thickness As Property

If True, then a domain property has been added to the shape to enable the outline thickness to be exposed in the properties window of the generated designer.

False

Exposes Text Color

If True, then a domain property has been added to the connector to enable the color to be exposed in the properties window of the generated designer.

False

Description

Used to document the generated designer.

<none>

Display Name

The name that will be displayed in the generated designer for this shape.

<none>

Fixed Tooltip Text

The text that is used for a fixed tooltip.

<none>

Help Keyword

The keyword that is used to index F1 help for this element.

<none>

Image

The path to the image file that is used for this shape.

<none>

Date

History

Reason

July 2008

Rewrote and refactored project.

Content bug fix.

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