Assigning Object Appearance and Behavior Using Properties
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Properties are Object attributes that determine Object appearance or behavior. Color, count, name and ID all are properties common to many objects. Some, such as ID, are usually read-only. Others can be changed. ER/Studio Data Architect immediately reflects property modifications by updating internal data.
Dim MyDiagram As Diagram
Dim MyModel As Model
Dim MyEntity As Entity
Dim EntName As String
Dim EntID As Integer
Set MyDiagram = DiagramManager.ActiveDiagram
Set MyModel = MyDiagram.ActiveModel
EntID = 1 'We want the name of the Entity that ER/Studio Data Architect has identified as ID =1
Set MyEntity = MyModel.Entities.Item(EntID)
EntName = MyEntity.EntityName
'Now we can display EntName in a MsgBox, write it to a text file, or
'change it and re-name the Entity.