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Deploy Add-Ins

Deploy Add-Ins to users' sites



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Add the Add-In DLL file to an appropriate directory on the user's computer; that is:

     C:\Program Files\(new dir)


Register the DLL as appropriate to your platform:

  • If compiled as a native Win32 DDL, such as VB or C++, register the DDL using the regsvr32 command from the command prompt
          regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\MyCompany\EAAddin\EAAddin.dll"
  • If compiled as a .NET DLL, such as C# or VB.NET, register the DLL using the RegAsm command from the command prompt
         "C:\Program Files\MyCompany\EAAddin\EAAddin.dll" /codebase


Place a new entry into the registry using the registry editor (run regedit) so that Enterprise Architect recognizes the presence of your Add-In.


Add a new key 'EAAddIns' under one of these locations:

  • For the current user only
             [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sparx Systems]
  • For multiple users on a machine
         -  Under 32-bit versions of Windows
            [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sparx Systems]
         -  Under 64-bit versions of Windows
            [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Sparx Systems]

    Registry key for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect add-ins.


Add a new key under this key with the project name.

Adding a new add-in key to the registry

(ProjectName) is not necessarily the name of your DLL, but the name of the Project; in Visual Basic, this is the value for the property Name corresponding to the project file.


Specify the default value by modifying the default value of the key.

Modifying a Registry Key Value


Enter the value of the key by typing in the (project name).(class name), such as:


where EaRequirements is the project name, as shown in this example:

Adding a registry key value