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Auto layout support in Graphiti [message #554595] Mon, 23 August 2010 16:15 Go to next message
Shenxue Zhou is currently offline Shenxue Zhou
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi Michael and team,

Currently there doesn't seem to be auto layout support in Graphiti. Using the JPA entity editor as an example, when user opens the entity editor and decides to show all existing entities in the diagram, most of the entities are stacked on top of each other and it takes considerable amount of effort to re-replace the entity nodes in the diagram.

Would you consider supporting auto layout in the future?

Thanks!

Shenxue
Re: Auto layout support in Graphiti [message #554700 is a reply to message #554595] Tue, 24 August 2010 06:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Wenz is currently offline Michael Wenz
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi Shenxue,

although Graphiti itself comes without an autolayout mechamisn, it is open
to use any existing ones. There is for example an auto layout mechanism
provided by GEF that you could very easily use. Please see our FAQ for a
short docu how to use that:
http://www.eclipse.org/graphiti/developers/faq.php

-Michael

"Shenxue Zhou" <shenxue.zhou@oracle.com> wrote in message
news:i4u6qh$bos$1@build.eclipse.org...
> Hi Michael and team,
>
> Currently there doesn't seem to be auto layout support in Graphiti. Using
> the JPA entity editor as an example, when user opens the entity editor and
> decides to show all existing entities in the diagram, most of the entities
> are stacked on top of each other and it takes considerable amount of
> effort to re-replace the entity nodes in the diagram.
>
> Would you consider supporting auto layout in the future?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Shenxue
Re: Auto layout support in Graphiti [message #554916 is a reply to message #554700] Tue, 24 August 2010 17:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shenxue Zhou is currently offline Shenxue Zhou
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi, Michael,

The approach you laid out for integrating auto layout algorithm into Graphiti diagram makes sense. Thanks for your reply!

Shenxue
Re: Auto layout support in Graphiti [message #565547 is a reply to message #554700] Tue, 24 August 2010 17:31 Go to previous message
Shenxue Zhou is currently offline Shenxue Zhou
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Registered: July 2009
Member
Hi, Michael,

The approach you laid out for integrating auto layout algorithm into Graphiti diagram makes sense. Thanks for your reply!

Shenxue
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