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Use Java, C# & Co for your Scripting

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Use the power of modern IDEs and languages like Java, C#, F#, VB, or C++ for your EA Scripting. Here you find everything you need for a quick-start.

Develop your solution, let's say a Text to Speech application for selected EA items. Code it in your favourite language with all the benefits of your IDE - the developing, debugging, version control and your life-cycle. In short, professional software development with a state of the art IDE.

Just add one line of code in EA VB Scripts to call this Text to Speech application for Browser, Diagram, Model Search.

You find an error, a new release, no big deal. Just deploy the application at your desktop.



  • Well known Software Life-Cycle
  • Let IDE and compiler work for you
  • A vast amount of libraries, examples and tutorials
  • Easy testing and debugging


One line of code in VB Script and you are in your Java, C#, VB, F#, C++ environment!

EA: VB Script glue-code

' Run the C#, VB, F#, C++ Console Programm,
result = RunCommand(myScript.exe, "DoTask1", guid, "", "") ' C# vb script glue-code
' Run the Java Class, let Java do everything
result = RunCommandJava("%EA_SCRIPT_HOME%", "SparxSystems.RepositoryInterface", " ", " "," ", " ") ' Java vb script glue-code

Example in C#

Other languages are similar.

switch (command) { // Decide what to do
    case: "TextToSpeech":
          var el = _repository.GetElementByGuid (guid); // get the passed element
          _repository.ShowInProjectView(el); // show the passed element in project browser

    case: "DoTask2":

Example Java

public void PrintPackage( org.sparx.Package pkg)
      Trace( pkg.GetName());
      Collection<org.sparx.Package> packages = pkg.GetPackages();
      for(short i = 0; i < packages.GetCount(); i++)



You find the whole article, the code, an EA-Repository and the Tutorial at GitHub, ScriptDotNet.

Converting the glue-code from VB Script to JScript or JavaScript is no big deal.  

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Helmut Ortmann

Helmut Ortmann

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I'm a German freelancer in the area of Enterprise Architects and software/system engineering. A large part is embedded and Functional Safety with EA. But not only...
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1 comment

  • Comment Link Perry Vickers Tuesday, 11 June 2019 18:32 posted by Perry Vickers

    Hi Helmut,

    Very interesting post.

    I assume this approach could also work for Python programs?
    Have you any experience with doing so?

    Best Regards,

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