package with long description and alias

+1 vote
asked Nov 29, 2017 in Bug by anonymous

I have a package like :

@startuml
package Title [
line 1
line 2
]
@enduml

And I try to give it an alias :

@startuml
package Title as alias [
line 1
line 2
]
@enduml

But PlantUML  gives me a syntax error :

http://www.plantuml.com/plantuml/uml/SoWkIImgAStDuIf8JCvEJ4zL2CaioKbLI2nMICp919BHN3cPUQaAXX3AY2kMoo4rBmMe0G00


Am I missing something ?
commented Feb 18 by anonymous
Is there a workaround to achieve this? I also need this feature.

2 Answers

–1 vote
answered Dec 1, 2017 by sseletskyy (120 points)

You can do it only for the package with the content wrapped with curly braces

Here is an example

@startuml
package One [
line 1
line 2
]

package Two as T {
 package Three [
  line 1
  line 2
 ]
}

One -> T
T <-> Three
@enduml
commented Dec 1, 2017 by anonymous
I had figured this out, but i needed the bracket version
0 votes
answered Feb 18 by The-Lu (19,740 points)
edited Feb 18 by The-Lu

Hello A.,

Is there a workaround to achieve this? I also need this feature.

In fact, the main issue is that for package PlantUML display both alias and title or description!

Here are all current possibilities:

@startuml
package Title_Alias_0
package Title as Alias_1
package "Long Title" as Alias_2
package Alias_3 [
line 1
line 2
]
package "Title\nline 1\nline2" as Alias_4
package Title_Alias_5 {
}
package Title as Alias_6 {
}
package Title as Alias_7 {
node n
}
@enduml

Then the open question is:

If that can help,
Regards,
Th.

commented Feb 18 by Martin (3,540 points)
edited Feb 18 by Martin

These different syntaxes have long confused me.   Your post clarifies it a bit.

I think this one is sufficiently different to deserve a mention:

package Alias_8 as "
Long Title
line 1
line 2
"

For which I don't think there is a container variation.

PS For comparison, replacing all instances of Package with Folder gives this (which is not what I was expecting!):

Here's where it was decided to blank out the folder tab but not the package one: https://forum.plantuml.net/8575/add-option-to-hide-alias-on-folder-top-part?show=8575#q8575

It seems a shame to have no syntax where you can have all three of tab text, description text, and alias.  I quite like the OP's suggested syntax.

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