Defining Facets for your Tigerstripe Project

The Facets tab in the Tigerstripe Perspective allows you to define facets to use with your Tigerstripe project. You can explicitly assign facets using this tab. As a result, when you generate your project, all the selected plug-ins will run in the context of each facet assigned. For more information about generating your project with an assigned facet, refer to Project Generation.

To define a facet reference

  1. Navigate to the Facets tab in your Tigerstripe Perspective.
  2. Click Add to add a facet to your project. The Select Facets dialog box displays.

  3. Select the facet from the list of facets. In the previous image, there are three facets available for selection:
    Note: You can select multiple facets by holding CTRL or SHIFT during your selection.
  4. Click OK. The facet selected appears on the Facets tab.

Specifying a Facet Directory Name

You can generate files in separate directories by specifying a directory name for each facet referenced in your Tigerstripe Perspective.

To specify a facet directory name

  1. Navigate to the Facets tab in your Tigerstripe Perspective.
  2. Click the facet from the list of facets. The facet information displays.
  3. Enter the facet output directory in the Output Directory text box.
  4. Click Save to save your project changes and generate your project.

Under the target directory in the Tigerstripe Explorer, you will find the folder(s) that represent the output directories you entered in the Facets tab prior to generation.

For example, in the following image there are two directories under the tigerstripe.gen directory:

  1. newfacet
  2. secondfacet

Within these directories, you will find the files specific to each facet.

Related Topics

Defining a Service Contract Facet
Defining the Facet Scope
Defining an Active Facet
Project Generation with Active Facets
Merging Facets for Generation

 Merging Facets for Generation

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