[gme-users] ordering attributes

Sandeep Neema sandeep at isis.vanderbilt.edu
Tue Aug 30 11:26:30 CDT 2005

My experience has been that while it shows this kind of randomness in
displaying the attributes in the class diagram itself (done by the
MetaGME decorator), the generated GME environment does have a degree of
predictability and it follows the order as explained by Zoltan.


Sandeep Neema
Research Scientist,
Institute of Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University
Phone: 615-343-9996
Email: sandeep.k.neema at vanderbilt.edu

> -----Original Message-----
> From: gme-users-bounces at list.isis.vanderbilt.edu [mailto:gme-users-
> bounces at list.isis.vanderbilt.edu] On Behalf Of Christian Paukovits
> Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 5:02 AM
> To: gme-users
> Subject: Re: [gme-users] ordering attributes
> Are you sure, that this is what GME behaves like? I'm afraid, I can't
> reproduce that.
> As far as I have observed, GME doesn't not uphold any specific policy,
> or at least it is not consistent. Sometimes it works as intended
> left->right / top->down until the 3rd attribute. But when I attach the
> 4th, the ordering is messed up. The funny thing is, that even that
> unexpected behaviour is not reproducable.
> I suppose this is a bug!
> Nevertheless, the ordering of attributes is just cosmetic. I don't
> care about that any more.
> On 29/08/05, Zoltan Molnar <zolmol at isis.vanderbilt.edu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The attributes are sorted based on the (X,Y) coordinates of the
> > Attribute boxes in your metamodel.
> > That is: left-to-right and top-to-bottom, as you read.
> >
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