Features Tab

The features - attributes and operations -  of an element have a number of properties that you can show or hide on a diagram, or use to show or hide the features themselves. You control how the features are displayed using the Features tab of the diagram Properties dialog.

Access     Diagram | Properties > Features

Define the display of features on the diagram

Field

Action

See also

Show Qualifiers and Visibility Indicators

Select this checkbox to show the qualifiers and visibility indicators of each feature on the diagram.

Qualifiers include such things as the 'derived' symbol (/) and the public key symbol (PK).

Visibility indicators include such things as +, -, # and ~, which indicate the scope of access of the item (such as an attribute, operation or role).

 

 
 

Qualifiers

 

Visibility indicators

Show Stereotypes

Select this checkbox to show the stereotypes of all features that have them.

Deselect the checkbox to hide the stereotypes.

 

 

Show Property String

Select this checkbox to show the advanced property string for all element features, for example, {readOnly}.

 

 

Show Operation Return Type

 

Select this checkbox to display the return data type of each operation.

 

Suppress Brackets for Operations Without Parameters

 

Select this checkbox to suppress brackets on operations that have no parameters; that is, Opn; rather than Opn();.

 

Always Show Linked Features

Select this checkbox to force display of linked attributes and operations, regardless of the setting of any other option that might hide them.

 

Linked Attributes and Operations

Visible Class Members

Select the appropriate checkboxes to show Class members according to their scope and methods that specify properties.

 

 

Show Attribute Detail

Click on the drop-down arrow and select whether to show both the attribute name and type, or the attribute name only.

 

 

Show Parameter Detail

Click on the drop-down arrow and select how to display method parameters:

None - No details shown
Type Only - Show the type of parameter only
Full Details - Show all details of each parameter
Name Only - Show the name of the parameter only

 

 

OK

If you have finished updating the diagram properties, click on this button to save the changes and close the Properties dialog.

 

 

Cancel

If you do not want to save the changes you have made, click on this button to discard the changes and close the dialog.

 

 

Help

Click on this button to display this Help topic.

 

 

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