Properties of Geometry Shapes


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You can use geometry shapes to specify how instances of domain classes are displayed in a domain-specific language. 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.

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

Fill ColorThe fill color of this shape.White
Fill Gradient ModeThe fill gradient mode of this shape (Horizontal, Vertical, Forward Diagonal, Backward Diagonal, or None).Horizontal
GeometryThe geometry of this shape (Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, or Circle).Rectangle
Has Default Connection PointsIf True, the shape will use top, bottom, left, and right connection points in the generated designer.False
Outline ColorThe outline color of this shape.Black
Outline Dash StyleThe outline dash style of this shape (Solid, Dash, Dot, DashDot, DashDotDot, or Custom).Solid
Outline ThicknessThe outline thickness of this shape.0.03125
Text ColorThe color that is used for text decorators that are associated with this shape.Black
Access ModifierThe access modifier of the class (public or internal).Public
Custom AttributesUsed to add attributes to the source code class that is generated for this shape.<none>
Generates Double DerivedIf 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 ConstructorIf True, a custom constructor will be provided in the source code. For more information, see Overriding and Extending the Generated Classes.False
Inheritance ModifierDescribes the kind of inheritance of the source code class that is generated from the shape (none, abstract or sealed).none
Base Geometry ShapeThe base class of this shape.(none)
NameThe name of this shape.Current name
NamespaceThe namespace that is affiliated with this shape.Current namespace
Tooltip TypeHow 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
NotesInformal notes that are associated with this element.<none>
Initial HeightInitial height of this shape, in inches.1
Initial WidthInitial 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
DescriptionThe description that is used to document the generated designer.<none>
Display NameThe name that will be displayed in the generated designer for this shape.<none>
Fixed Tooltip TextThe text that is used for a fixed tooltip.<none>
Help KeywordThe keyword that is used to index F1 help for this shape.<none>

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