SCXML Code Generation

This example demonstrates how to generate SCXML code from a statechart. We will use a simple light switch example and focus on the generator model.

Generator Model

In order to generate code we need to specify which code generator to use and into which folder to generate. For this, we need to create a so-called generator model. To do so,

  • Select the models folder in the Project Explorer
  • Right-click and choose New -> Code generator model
  • Follow the wizard to select the SCXML code generator and the state machine for which you want to generate SCXML code

The new generator model will look similar to this one:

This is the simplest possible generator model. Press [CTRL]+[SPACE] to get a list of available features. For more information, please refer to our documentation.

Content assist in generator model

Invoking Code Generation

Code generation is usually invoked each time the statechart model is saved. This behavior can be disabled by unchecking the option Project -> Build Automatically. You can always manually invoke the code generation with Generate Code Artifacts in the context menu of the generator model.

The Example Application

As an example application we will use the light switch example with brightness adjustment from the Basic Tutorial.

Light switch model

The code will be generate to a LightSwitch.scxml file. You can run the application with Run As -> Statechart Simulation on the light_switch.sct file. The generated scxml will be interpreted using Appache's Commons Engine.

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