Configure Timeline - States

You can manage states using the States tab of the Configure Timeline dialog. To display this, either:

Double-click on the Lifeline element
Right click on the Lifeline element and select the Properties context menu option, or
On a Value Lifeline, click on the Edit States button (EditStateButton)

 

The Configure Timeline dialog defaults to the States tab.

All states currently defined for the Lifeline element are listed in the States panel.

How to

To add a new State

Step

Action

1

In the State Name field, type the name of the first new state in the Lifeline element; for example, WaitState.

 

2

Click on the Save button.

The state is added to the States panel and (for a State Lifeline Element) to the diagram.

 

3

Click on the New button.

 

4

In the State Name field, type the name of the next state in the Lifeline element.

 

5

Repeat steps 2 to 5 until you have added all required states (you must add at least three to the Lifeline element).

 

6

When you have added all the required states, click on the OK button to close the Configure Timeline dialog.

 

 

To edit an existing state

Step

Action

1

Click on the state in the States: list.

 

2

In the State Name field, change the name of the state.

 

3

Click on the Save button.

 

 

To delete an existing State

Step

Action

1

Click on the state in the States: list.

 

2

Click on the Delete button.

 

 

To change the order of States

Step

Action

1

Click on the state in the States: list.

 

2

Click on the uphand or downhand buttons to move the state up or down the sequence.

 

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