Autodia::Diagram - Class to hold a collection of objects representing parts of a
my $Diagram = Autodia::Diagram->new;
Diagram is an object that contains a collection of diagram elements and the
logic to generate the diagram layout as well as to output the diagram itself
in Dia's XML format using template toolkit.
- new - constructor method
- creates and returns an unpopulated diagram object.
To get a collection of a objects of a certain type you use the method of the
same name. ie $Diagram-> Classes()
returns an array of 'class'
The methods available are Classes()
; These are all called in the template to get the
collections of objects to loop through.
To add an object to the diagram. You call the add_<object type> method,
for example $Diagram->add_class($class_name), passing the name of the
object in the case of Class, Superclass and Component but not Inheritance or
Dependancy which have their names generated automagically.
Objects are not removed, they can only be superceded by another object;
Component can be superceded by Superclass which can superceded by Class. This
is handled by the object itself rather than the diagram.
Elements are added to the Diagram through the add_<elementname> method (ie
Collections of elements are retrieved through the <elementname> method (ie
The diagram is laid out and output to a file using the export_xml()
Aaron Trevena, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (C) 2004 by Aaron Trevena
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
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