Properties of Swimlanes

You can add swimlanes to a diagram. Swimlanes divide a diagram into vertical or horizontal areas. You can define other shapes to be displayed inside swimlanes. For more information, see How to Define a Domain-Specific Language. For more information about how to use these properties, see Customizing and Extending a Domain-Specific Language.

Swimlanes have the properties that are listed in the following table.

Property

Description

Default

Body Fill Color

The fill color for the body of the swimlane.

White

Header Fill Color

The fill color for the header of the swimlane.

DarkGray

Separator Color

The color of the separator line.

LightGray

Separator Line Style

The style of the separator line (Solid, Dash, Dot, DashDot, DashDotDot, or Custom).

Dash

Separator Thickness

The thickness of the separator line in inches.

0.03125

Text Color

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

Black

Access Modifier

The level of access of the class (public or internal).

Public

Custom Attributes

Used to add attributes to the code class that is generated from this swimlane.

<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 Overriding and Extending the Generated Classes.

False

Has Custom Constructor

If True, a custom constructor will be provided in the source code. For more information, see Overriding and Extending the Generated Classes.

False

Inheritance Modifier

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

none

Base Swimlane

The base class of this swimlane.

(none)

Name

The name of this swimlane.

Current name

Namespace

The namespace that is affiliated with this swimlane.

Current namespace

Tooltip Type

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

<none>

Notes

Informal notes that are associated with this swimlane.

<none>

Alignment

Horizontal or vertical alignment.

Vertical

Initial Height

The initial height of this swimlane, in inches. Applicable only to horizontal swimlanes.

0

Initial Width

The initial width of this swimlane, in inches. Applicable only to vertical swimlanes.

0

Exposes Text Color

If True, the user can set the color of a swimlane in the generated designer. To set this, right-click the swimlane shape and click Add Exposed.

False

Description

Used to document the generated designer.

<none>

Display Name

The name that will be displayed in the generated designer to refer to this swimlane class.

<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 swimlane.

<none>

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