General Settings

The General page of the element Properties dialog contains the following fields:

Field

Usage

See also

Name

Change the element's name.

 

 

Stereotype

(Optional) Type the name of a stereotype for the element, or click on the drop-down arrow and select one.

 

 

Role

Type the role played by the object represented by the element.

 

 

Alias

Type an alias (alternative display name) for the object.

 

 

Keywords

Enter free-text items such as keywords or context information; this can be filtered in Use Case Metrics and Search dialogs.

 

 

Author

Enter or select the name of the original author.

 

 

Language

Select the programming language for the object.

 

 

Status

Indicate the current status of the element (such as Approved or Proposed).

 

 

Complexity

Indicate the complexity of the element (used for project estimation). You normally  select from three levels:

Easy
Medium
Difficult
 

You can change your user defaults to add Extreme and Unknown to this list of options.

 

Object Display Options

Version

Enter the version of the current element.

 

 

Phase

Indicate the phase this element is to be implemented in (for example, 1, 1.1, 2.0, ...).

 

 

Notes

Enter any notes text associated with the element, as described for the Notes window,

You can format the notes text using the Notes toolbar at the top of the field,

 

Notes

NotesToolbar

 

Further facilities are made available by clicking on the Advanced page.

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