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|Authors:||Tobias Mattsson: Department of Computer Science, Lund University, Sweden|
|Jon Sten: Department of Computer Science, Lund University, Sweden|
|Tove Bergdahl: Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden|
|Jesper Mattsson: Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden|
|Johan Åkesson: Department of Automatic Control, Lund University/Modelon AB, Sweden|
|Publication title:||Implementation of a Graphical Modelica Editor with Preserved Source Code Formatting|
|Conference:||Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany|
|Publication type:||Abstract and Fulltext|
|Abstract:||When an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is developed; the support for multiple views of the same document is often essential. An example of this is Modelica models; as it should be possible to view and edit the same model in both its textual and graphical representation.|
One implementation of Modelica is the open-source platform JModelica.org. It contains the JModelica.org IDE; that provides a text editor for Modelica code; based on the Eclipse platform.
In this paper; we present an implementation of a graphical editor for the JModelica.org IDE. Several challenges with implementing a graphical editor for Modelica are discussed. Among others; the difficulties in rendering Modelica diagrams and how to interact with existing frameworks in Eclipse are brought up. A method for preserving the formatting of a modified source code file is also presented; which is essential when the model is altered in the graphical editor.
The presented implementation is compared to other open source software (OSS) implementations of Modelica editors.
|Keywords:||AST; JModelica.org; Eclipse; GEF; Graphical Editing; Icon Rendering; Preserved File Formatting; Pretty Printing|
|No. of pages:||10|
|Series:||Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings|
|Publisher:||Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet|
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