QM  4.1.1
Property Editor

The Property Editor dock window contains the Property Sheet, which is specific to the type of the Current Item and enables you to modify any textual properties of the Current Item, such as its name, documentation, code, etc. The Property Editor dock window can be shown or hidden by means of the View->Property Editor menu or through the View Toolbar :

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Showing/Hiding the Property Editor Dock Window


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Property Editor Dock Window

Model Updates from Property Editor

For performance reasons, the changes you make in the Property Editor are not introduced into the Abstract Model immediately, so for example, the model is generally not updated after every key-press on your keyboard. Instead the Property Editor updates the model after the following events:

  • you switch from one edit box to another in a Property Sheet
  • you press the Enter key inside a single-line edit box
  • you click outside the Property Editor
  • you activate any keyboard shortcut (e.g., F7 for code generation)
  • you change the Current Item

Property Sheet Example

The screen shot below shows an example of a Property Sheet of the State item. This Property Sheet illustrates the typical properties:

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Property Sheet Example (State)
  • name text property
  • superstate drop-down list property
  • documentation text property (NOTE: can be collapsed or expanded by means of the provided button).
  • entry text property consisting of two parts: the pseudocode next to the property and and the action code below.
  • exit text property consisting of two parts: the pseudocode next to the property and and the action code below.

Specific Property Sheets

The specific Property Sheets are documented with the model items to which they correspond:


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