On-Diagram Editing

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As described below, ModelRight has extensive on-diagram editing capabilities that allow you to create, modify, or delete displayed objects:

 

Current State

Action

Table (or View) is selected

Hitting Enter or Selecting the Table Name again will start editing the Table Name property.

You can select one of the Table's Columns (or any of a Table's child objects) or Category Headers

Hitting Tab (or Down Arrow) will take you to the next editable object within the Table.  Hitting Shift+Tab (or Up Arrow) will take you to the previous editable object in the Table.

Shift+Up, Down, Left, Right move the Table in that direction

Hitting Control+Enter creates a Column

Editing a property

Hitting Enter will Commit the changes and end Edit mode.

Hitting Esc will Cancel the changes and end Edit mode.

Hitting Tab (or Down Arrow) will commit any changes and take you to the next editable property within the Table.  Hitting Shift+Tab (or Up Arrow) will commit any changes and take you to the previous editable property in the Table.

Column (or any of a Table's child objects) is selected

Hitting Enter will start Edit mode on the object

Selecting a displayed property will start Edit mode on the selected property

Hitting Tab (or Down Arrow) will take you to the next editable object within the Table.  Hitting Shift+Tab (or Up Arrow) will take you to the previous editable object in the Table.

Hitting Ctrl+Up/Down will move the Column up/down in its sibling order.  If you are displaying the Table's Columns in PK/non-PK Order and this causes the Column to cross the PK/non-PK separator, then the Columns will be added/removed from the PK.

Hitting Ctrl+Enter will append a new Column.  Hitting Shift+Ctrl+Enter will insert a new Column.

Editing with a combo box

Hitting Alt+Down Arrow will cause the combo box to drop (i.e. display its selections).  You can then use the Down/Up arrows to navigate the combo box entries.

Category is selected

Hitting Ctrl+Enter will create a new object.

Hitting Enter will expand or collapse the category, if the Diagram's Expand/Collapse Icon option is turned on.

Expand/Collapse Icon is selected

The corresponding Category or Table will collapse or expand.

Any object is selected

Hitting the Delete button will delete the selected object(s)


mouse wheel scrolls Diagram, middle mouse click starts dynamically panning diagram based on current mouse position, Ctrl+middle mouse, then mouse wheel zooms in or out

nothing selected

arrow navigation keys - up, down, right, and left arrows scroll the Diagram