Properties of Compartment Shapes

Compartment shapes are one of the shapes you can use to display a domain class in a domain-specific language. You can expand and collapse the compartments.

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.

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

Property

Description

Default

Default Expand Collapse State

If Expanded, the compartments are shown on creation. If Collapsed, they are not.

Expanded

Fill Color

The fill color of this shape.

White

Fill Gradient Mode

The fill gradient mode of this shape.

Horizontal

Geometry

The geometry of this shape (Rectangle or Rounded Rectangle).

Rectangle

Has Default Connection Points

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

False

Is Single Compartment Header Visible

If False, and the shape has a single compartment, the header of the compartment is not visible.

True

Outline Color

The outline color of this shape.

Black

Outline Dash Style

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

Solid

Outline Thickness

The outline thickness of this shape.

0.03125

Text Color

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

Black

Access Modifier

The level of access of the compartment shape (public or internal).

Public

Custom Attributes

Used to add attributes to the source code class that is generated from this compartment shape

<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 compartment shape (none, abstract or sealed).

None

Base Compartment 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

How 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. For compartment shapes, this is the height of the header section only and it cannot be resized.

1

Initial Width

The initial width of this shape, in inches.

1.5

Exposed Fill Color As Property

Exposed Fill Gradient Mode

Exposed Outline Color As Property

Exposed Outline Dash Style As Property

Exposed Outline Thickness As Property

Exposes Text Color

If True, the user can set the stated property of a shape. To set this, right-click the shape definition 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 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 shape.

<none>

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