Salt

Salt ist ein Unterprojekt, das in PlantUML enthalten ist und das beim Entwickeln von graphischen Oberflächen nützlich ist.

Man kann entweder das Schlüsselwort @startsalt oder @startuml gefolgt von einer Zeile mit dem Schlüsselwort salt verwenden.

Standard-Steuerelemente

Ein Fenster muss mit einer geschweiften Klammer beginnen und enden. Darin kann folgendes definiert werden:
  • ein Button mit [ und ].
  • Radio-Button mit ( und ).
  • eine Checkbox mit [ und ].
  • Freitextfeld mit ".

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@startsalt
{
  Just plain text
  [This is my button]
  ()  Unchecked radio
  (X) Checked radio
  []  Unchecked box
  [X] Checked box
  "Enter text here   "
  ^This is a droplist^
}
@endsalt

Das Ziel dieses Werkzeugs ist das Darstellung von einfachen und Beispiel-Fenstern.

Open, close droplist

You can open a droplist, by adding values enclosed by ^, as:

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@startsalt
{
  ^This is a closed droplist^ |
  ^This is an open droplist^^ item 1^^ item 2^ |
  ^This is another open droplist^ item 1^ item 2^ 
}
@endsalt

[Ref. QA-4184]

Nutzung von Gittern

Eine Tabelle wird automatisch erstellt, wenn ein öffnende Klammer { benutzt wird.

Zum trennen von Spalten wird | verwendet.

Ein Bespiel:

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@startsalt
{
  Login    | "MyName   "
  Password | "****     "
  [Cancel] | [  OK   ]
}
@endsalt

Gleich nach der öffnenden Klammer kann durch das erste Zeichen angegeben werden, ob die Linien des Gitters gezeichnet werden sollen:

Symbol Result
# Um alle senkrechten und waagerechten Linien anzuzeigen
! Alle senkrechten Linien
- Alle waagerechten Linien
+ Alle äusseren Linien

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@startsalt
{+
  Login    | "MyName   "
  Password | "****     "
  [Cancel] | [  OK   ]
}
@endsalt

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Group box [^]

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@startsalt
{^"My group box"
  Login    | "MyName   "
  Password | "****     "
  [Cancel] | [  OK   ]
}
@endsalt

[Ref. QA-5840]

Verwendung von Trennern

Sie können mehrere horizontale Linien als Trenner verwenden.

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@startsalt
{
  Text1
  ..
  "Some field"
  ==
  Note on usage
  ~~
  Another text
  --
  [Ok]
}
@endsalt

Baum Widget ( Tree Widget )

Um einen Baum zu erhalten, beginnen Sie mit {T und verwenden + um die Hierarchie Tiefe zu kennzeichnen.

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@startsalt
{
{T
 + World
 ++ America
 +++ Canada
 +++ USA
 ++++ New York
 ++++ Boston
 +++ Mexico
 ++ Europe
 +++ Italy
 +++ Germany
 ++++ Berlin
 ++ Africa
}
}
@endsalt

Tree table [T]

You can combine trees with tables.

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@startsalt
{
{T
+Region        | Population    | Age
+ World        | 7.13 billion  | 30
++ America     | 964 million   | 30
+++ Canada     | 35 million    | 30
+++ USA        | 319 million   | 30
++++ NYC       | 8 million     | 30
++++ Boston    | 617 thousand  | 30
+++ Mexico     | 117 million   | 30
++ Europe      | 601 million   | 30
+++ Italy      | 61 million    | 30
+++ Germany    | 82 million    | 30
++++ Berlin    | 3 million     | 30
++ Africa      | 1 billion     | 30
}
}
@endsalt

And add lines.

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@startsalt
{
..
== with T!
{T!
+Region        | Population    | Age
+ World        | 7.13 billion  | 30
++ America     | 964 million   | 30
}
..
== with T-
{T-
+Region        | Population    | Age
+ World        | 7.13 billion  | 30
++ America     | 964 million   | 30
}
..
== with T+
{T+
+Region        | Population    | Age
+ World        | 7.13 billion  | 30
++ America     | 964 million   | 30
}
..
== with T#
{T#
+Region        | Population    | Age
+ World        | 7.13 billion  | 30
++ America     | 964 million   | 30
}
..
}
@endsalt

[Ref. QA-1265]

Klammerung

Subelemente können durch Klammern definiert werden.

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@startsalt
{
Name         | "                 "
Modifiers:   | { (X) public | () default | () private | () protected
                [] abstract | [] final   | [] static }
Superclass:  | { "java.lang.Object " | [Browse...] }
}
@endsalt

Hinzufügen von Reitern

Sie können Reiter durch die {/ Notation hinzufügen. Durch HTML Befehle können Sie auch Fettdruck erstellen.

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@startsalt
{+
{/ <b>General | Fullscreen | Behavior | Saving }
{
{ Open image in: | ^Smart Mode^ }
[X] Smooth images when zoomed
[X] Confirm image deletion
[ ] Show hidden images
}
[Close]
}
@endsalt

Reiter können auch vertikal angeordnet sein:

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@startsalt
{+
{/ <b>General
Fullscreen
Behavior
Saving } |
{
{ Open image in: | ^Smart Mode^ }
[X] Smooth images when zoomed
[X] Confirm image deletion
[ ] Show hidden images
[Close]
}
}
@endsalt

Benutzung von "menu"

Du kannst ein Menü durch die {* Notation hinzufügen.

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@startsalt
{+
{* File | Edit | Source | Refactor }
{/ General | Fullscreen | Behavior | Saving }
{
{ Open image in: | ^Smart Mode^ }
[X] Smooth images when zoomed
[X] Confirm image deletion
[ ] Show hidden images
}
[Close]
}
@endsalt

Es ist auch möglich ein menü zu öffnen:

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@startsalt
{+
{* File | Edit | Source | Refactor
 Refactor | New | Open File | - | Close | Close All }
{/ General | Fullscreen | Behavior | Saving }
{
{ Open image in: | ^Smart Mode^ }
[X] Smooth images when zoomed
[X] Confirm image deletion
[ ] Show hidden images
}
[Close]
}
@endsalt

*[Ref. [QA-4184](https://forum.plantuml.net/4184)]*

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Erweiterte Tabellen

Du kannst 2 spezielle Notationen für Tabellen benutzen:
  • * um eine Zelle mit der Linken zu verbinden
  • . um eine leere Zelle zu definieren

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@startsalt
{#
. | Column 2 | Column 3
Row header 1 | value 1 | value 2
Row header 2 | A long cell | *
}
@endsalt

Scroll Bars [S, SI, S-]

You can use {S notation for scroll bar like in following examples:

  • {S: for horizontal and vertical scrollbars

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@startsalt
{S
Message
.
.
.
.
}
@endsalt

  • {SI : for vertical scrollbar only

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@startsalt
{SI
Message
.
.
.
.
}
@endsalt

  • {S- : for horizontal scrollbar only

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@startsalt
{S-
Message
.
.
.
.
}
@endsalt

Colors

It is possible to change text color of widget.

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@startsalt
{
  <color:Blue>Just plain text
  [This is my default button]
  [<color:green>This is my green button]
  [<color:#9a9a9a>This is my disabled button]
  []  <color:red>Unchecked box
  [X] <color:green>Checked box
  "Enter text here   "
  ^This is a droplist^
  ^<color:#9a9a9a>This is a disabled droplist^
  ^<color:red>This is a red droplist^
}
@endsalt

[Ref. QA-12177]

Creole on Salt

You can use Creole or HTML Creole on salt:

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@startsalt
{{^==Creole
  This is **bold**
  This is //italics//
  This is ""monospaced""
  This is --stricken-out--
  This is __underlined__
  This is ~~wave-underlined~~
  --test Unicode and icons--
  This is <U+221E> long
  This is a <&code> icon
  Use image : <img:http://plantuml.com/logo3.png>
}|
{^<b>HTML Creole 
 This is <b>bold</b>
  This is <i>italics</i>
  This is <font:monospaced>monospaced</font>
  This is <s>stroked</s>
  This is <u>underlined</u>
  This is <w>waved</w>
  This is <s:green>stroked</s>
  This is <u:red>underlined</u>
  This is <w:#0000FF>waved</w>
  -- other examples --
  This is <color:blue>Blue</color>
  This is <back:orange>Orange background</back>
  This is <size:20>big</size>
}|
{^Creole line
You can have horizontal line
----
Or double line
====
Or strong line
____
Or dotted line
..My title..
Or dotted title
//and title... //
==Title==
Or double-line title
--Another title--
Or single-line title
Enjoy!
}|
{^Creole list item
**test list 1**
* Bullet list
* Second item
** Sub item
*** Sub sub item
* Third item
----
**test list 2**
# Numbered list
# Second item
## Sub item
## Another sub item
# Third item
}|
{^Mix on salt
  ==<color:Blue>Just plain text
  [This is my default button]
  [<b><color:green>This is my green button]
  [ ---<color:#9a9a9a>This is my disabled button-- ]
  []  <size:20><color:red>Unchecked box
  [X] <color:green>Checked box
  "//Enter text here//   "
  ^This is a droplist^
  ^<color:#9a9a9a>This is a disabled droplist^
  ^<b><color:red>This is a red droplist^
}}
@endsalt

Pseudo sprite [<<, >>]

Using << and >> you can define a pseudo-sprite or sprite-like drawing and reusing it latter.

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@startsalt
 {
 [X] checkbox|[] checkbox
 () radio | (X) radio
 This is a text|[This is my button]|This is another text
 "A field"|"Another long Field"|[A button]
 <<folder
 ............
 .XXXXX......
 .X...X......
 .XXXXXXXXXX.
 .X........X.
 .X........X.
 .X........X.
 .X........X.
 .XXXXXXXXXX.
 ............
 >>|<color:blue>other folder|<<folder>>
^Droplist^
}
@endsalt

[Ref. QA-5849]

OpenIconic

OpenIconic is an very nice open source icon set. Those icons have been integrated into the creole parser, so you can use them out-of-the-box.

You can use the following syntax: <&ICON_NAME>.

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{
  Login<&person> | "MyName   "
  Password<&key> | "****     "
  [Cancel <&circle-x>] | [OK <&account-login>]
}
@endsalt

The complete list is available on OpenIconic Website, or you can use the following special diagram:

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@startuml
listopeniconic
@enduml

Add title, header, footer, caption or legend

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@startsalt
title My title
header some header
footer some footer
caption This is caption
legend
The legend
end legend

{+
  Login    | "MyName   "
  Password | "****     "
  [Cancel] | [  OK   ]
}

@endsalt

(See also: Common commands)

Zoom, DPI

Whitout zoom (by default)

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{
  <&person> Login  | "MyName   "
  <&key> Password  | "****     "
  [<&circle-x> Cancel ] | [ <&account-login> OK   ]
}
@endsalt

Scale

You can use the scale command to zoom the generated image.

You can use either a number or a fraction to define the scale factor. You can also specify either width or height (in pixel). And you can also give both width and height: the image is scaled to fit inside the specified dimension.

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@startsalt
scale 2
{
  <&person> Login  | "MyName   "
  <&key> Password  | "****     "
  [<&circle-x> Cancel ] | [ <&account-login> OK   ]
}
@endsalt

(See also: Zoom on Common commands)

DPI

You can also use the skinparam dpicommand to zoom the generated image.

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@startsalt
skinparam dpi 200
{
  <&person> Login  | "MyName   "
  <&key> Password  | "****     "
  [<&circle-x> Cancel ] | [ <&account-login> OK   ]
}
@endsalt

Include Salt "on activity diagram"

You can read the following explanation.

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(*) --> "
{{
salt
{+
<b>an example
choose one option
()one
()two
[ok]
}
}}
" as choose

choose -right-> "
{{
salt
{+
<b>please wait
operation in progress
<&clock>
[cancel]
}
}}
" as wait
wait -right-> "
{{
salt
{+
<b>success
congratulations!
[ok]
}
}}
" as success

wait -down-> "
{{
salt
{+
<b>error
failed, sorry
[ok]
}
}}
"
@enduml

It can also be combined with define macro.

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@startuml
!unquoted procedure SALT($x)
"{{
salt
%invoke_procedure("_"+$x)
}}" as $x
!endprocedure

!procedure _choose()
{+
<b>an example
choose one option
()one
()two
[ok]
}
!endprocedure

!procedure _wait()
{+
<b>please wait
operation in progress
<&clock>
[cancel]
}
!endprocedure

!procedure _success()
{+
<b>success
congratulations!
[ok]
}
!endprocedure

!procedure _error()
{+
<b>error
failed, sorry
[ok]
}
!endprocedure

(*) --> SALT(choose)
-right-> SALT(wait)
wait -right-> SALT(success)
wait -down-> SALT(error)
@enduml

Include salt "on while condition of activity diagram"

You can include salt on while condition of activity diagram.

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@startuml
start
while (\n{{\nsalt\n{+\nPassword | "****     "\n[Cancel] | [  OK   ]}\n}}\n) is (Incorrect)
  :log attempt;
  :attempt_count++;
  if (attempt_count > 4) then (yes)
    :increase delay timer;
    :wait for timer to expire;
  else (no)
  endif
endwhile (correct)
:log request;
:disable service;
@enduml

[Ref. QA-8547]

Include salt "on repeat while condition of activity diagram"

You can include salt on 'repeat while' condition of activity diagram.

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@startuml
start
repeat :read data;
  :generate diagrams;
repeat while (\n{{\nsalt\n{^"Next step"\n  Do you want to continue? \n[Yes]|[No]\n}\n}}\n)
stop
@enduml

[Ref. QA-14287]

Skinparam

You can use [only] some skinparam command to change the skin of the drawing.

Some example:

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skinparam Backgroundcolor palegreen
{+
  Login    | "MyName   "
  Password | "****     "
  [Cancel] | [  OK   ]
}
@endsalt

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@startsalt
skinparam handwritten true
{+
  Login    | "MyName   "
  Password | "****     "
  [Cancel] | [  OK   ]
}
@endsalt

FIXME
🚩 FYI, some other skinparam does not work with salt, as:

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@startsalt
skinparam defaultFontName monospaced
{+
  Login    | "MyName   "
  Password | "****     "
  [Cancel] | [  OK   ]
}
@endsalt

Style

You can use [only] some style command to change the skin of the drawing.

Some example:

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@startsalt
<style>
saltDiagram {
  BackgroundColor palegreen
}
</style>
{+
  Login    | "MyName   "
  Password | "****     "
  [Cancel] | [  OK   ]
}
@endsalt

FIXME
🚩 FYI, some other style does not work with salt, as:

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@startsalt
<style>
saltDiagram {
  Fontname Monospaced
  FontSize 10
  FontStyle italic
  LineThickness 0.5
  LineColor red
}
</style>
{+
  Login    | "MyName   "
  Password | "****     "
  [Cancel] | [  OK   ]
}
@endsalt

[Ref. QA-13460]