16.6.5.11. The Properties Palette

The Properties palette is used to display and edit the properties of objects on an EER diagram. It is especially useful for editing display objects such as layers and notes.

All objects except connections have the following properties except as noted:

  • color: The color accent of the object. The color of the object is displayed here as is its hexadecimal value. Change the color of the object by changing this value. Only characters that are legal for hexadecimal values may be entered. You can also change the color by clicking the ... button. This opens a color changer dialog box.

  • description: Applicable to layers only. A means of documenting the purpose of a layer.

  • expanded: This attribute applies to objects such as tables that can be expanded to show columns, indexes, and triggers.

  • height: The height of the object. Depending upon the object, this property may be read only or read/write.

  • left: The number of pixels from the object to the left side of the canvas.

  • locked: Whether the object is locked or not. The value for this attribute is either true or false.

  • manualSizing: Whether the object has been manually sized or not. The value for this attribute is either true or false.

  • name: The name of the object.

  • top: The number of pixels from the object to the top of the canvas.

  • visible: This property controls whether an object shows up on the canvas or not. Use ‘1’ for true and ‘0’ for false. It is currently only used for relationships.

  • width: The width of the object. Depending upon the object, this property may be read only or read/write.

In addition to the properties listed above, tables also have the following properties:

  • indexesExpanded: This property determines whether indexes are displayed when a table is placed on the canvas. Use ‘1’ for true and ‘0’ for false.

  • triggersExpanded: This property determines whether triggers are displayed when a table is placed on the canvas. Use ‘1’ for true and ‘0’ for false.

For a discussion of the properties of connections see Section 16.6.7.2.3, “The Properties of a Connection”.

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