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Why UML Frame are now in blank and don't have the color under?

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Why UML Frame are now in blank and don't have the color of entity or actor?
asked Mar 14 in bug by abouquet (120 points)
Hello
I noticed the same thing on my side. That's true it makes sequence diagrams a litle bit strange sometimes : a big blank square in the middle of the screen.

Your proposal seems nice to me : option to be transparent or blank.

Any idea on the availability of such a solution ?
Regards
It's available in V8059.

@startuml
actor Smith
box "A box" #LightBlue
participant foo
participant bar
end box
participant baz

Smith -> foo: call foo
alt #transparent if something
foo -> bar: do something
else something else
foo -> baz: do something else
end
@enduml

See http://www.plantuml.com/plantuml/uml/NOyz3eCm34PtdyA2kHTWg6ZdRZs12OP4oWzAZ5HnUXmwKBhO-kBtBASlGbdMu86Cf8pluCJ2a3xOF51RW-tBpLQUVcLO57N6BHG5fvGkUQ0C7CVg_Brl0CTMlDshrQ4Xxm-Vl60hcM9HWnLs4vOKMAoBCoXH5LtSuPX-1kmBdn5hFE7j2d-dUXZqMlIVEm00

Is this your need ?
yes, exactly
great
Thanks a lot
Yes it is exactly what is needed.
Many thanks for your quick answer and the speed to take into account this evolution.

Many thanks again
Regards

1 Answer

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Maybe it's related to this recent correction :

http://plantuml.sourceforge.net/qa/?qa=5639/grouping-messages-should-be-on-top-level

Could you give a simple example that shows the issue ?

Thanks!
answered Mar 14 by plantuml (122,830 points)
Yes it's exactly that...
So I suppose it's not possible to go back
Thanks for your answer
Right now, it's not possible to go back.
However, if it's a real issue for you, we could think about a future version that would allow something like:

@startuml
actor Smith
box "A box" #LightBlue
participant foo
participant bar
end box
participant baz

Smith -> foo: call foo
alt #transparent if something
foo -> bar: do something
else something else
foo -> baz: do something else
end
@enduml

Using #transparent would not color the frame itself.
What do you think about it?
it seems to be a good idea because it's interesting to keep the color in some particular cases .
If it's possible for you ...
Thanks a lot for your quick answer
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