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eclipse q to Eric Clayberg and Dan Rubel

 
Swamy Nathan
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Is there any ready to use API provided by any eclipse plugin that allows one to manipulate UML class diagrams & database schema diagrams so that one can reuse it and for advanced users extend it to edit and generate same type or other non UML class diagrams / non database schema diagrams?

Thereby plugin dvelopers can have more intersting guis for their plugins without using GEF directly.
 
Alexandru Popescu
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Afaik no such thing exists.

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Is there any ready to use API provided by any eclipse plugin that allows one to manipulate UML class diagrams & database schema diagrams so that one can reuse it and for advanced users extend it to edit and generate same type or other non UML class diagrams / non database schema diagrams?

Not that I am aware of. You would need to use some combination of EMF (Eclipse Mdoelling Framework) and GEF(Graphical Editing Framework).
 
Swamy Nathan
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EMF is too much about UML.
At times class diagrams itself are too much like code.

Having a generic diagram making API which is operating at a higher level than GEF would be invaluable to people who want to make comcept-based design tools.

Too bad its not there. It should be.

I should think if such an API existed there would be at least 2-3 people who would like to use it. But then there was a time when it was felt that in all there would be a need for only 6 compueters in the world.

In fact such an API could be used as an intermediary layer to EMF and database schema diagrams.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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