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you'll get a nicely structured Java code that properly initializes a JFrame and draws all the shapes:

If your code is different, look into one of your generator templates, they are probably different from the ones presented in the tutorial. Maybe your macros are not attached to the correct pieces of code or the values specified in the Inspector window for the macros differ from the ones in the screen-shots.

Running the code

It is nice to see generated code, but you might actually prefer seeing it running. MPS can compile and run generated Java code easily. We only need to indicate that Canvas is generated into a runnable Java class and thus Canvas itself should be treated as runnable, or as a "main" class. We only need to make Canvas implement the IMainClass interface and MPS will take care of the rest. The IMainClass interface comes from the jet brains.mps.execution.util language and so we need to add it to the list of dependencies of our language and set the scope to Extends:

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