Stereotype Settings

Enterprise Architect has an extensive set of Standard Element Stereotypes that you can apply to any UML construct. Using the Stereotypes tab of the UML Types dialog, a Technical Developer can also customize the stereotypes for your project by adding, modifying and deleting them. For information on customizing stereotypes, see Custom Stereotypes.

Stereotypes can be modified to make use of metafiles (image files) or customized colors, or to make use of the Enterprise Architect Shape Scripts to make new element shapes to determine the shape and dimensions of the element.

Access     Settings | UML Types > Stereotypes

Use to

Add, modify and delete stereotypes
Customize stereotypes' appearance
Update shape scripts and metafiles associated with stereotypes

Reference

Field

Usage

See also

Stereotype

Specify the name of the stereotype.

 

 

Group name

Enable grouping of stereotype features by a plural name, for attributes and operations, which is shown on diagrams in the attribute and operations compartments.

 

 

Base Class

Enable the stereotyped element to inherit the base characteristics from a pre-existing element type.

 

 

Notes

Indicates any notes concerning the stereotype (not the elements to which the stereotype is to be applied).

 

 

None

Switch to the default element appearance.

 

 

Metafile

Enable an image file to be used for the appearance of the stereotype.

 

 

Shape Script

Specify custom shapes for the stereotype using the Enterprise Architect Shape Scripting language.

 

Shape Scripts

Assign

Add the associated metafile or Shape Script from the stereotyped element.

 

 

Remove

Remove the associated metafile or Shape Script from the stereotyped element.

 

 

Fill

Set the default background color of the element.

This color will be applied to all occurrences of any element to which the stereotype has been applied; if the color is subsequently changed, the change is immediately applied to all occurrences of any element to which the stereotype was applied (as for changes to any other property of the stereotype).

However, on elements created with the stereotype, the default color might be overridden by other color definitions of a higher priority that have been applied to the element, such as the Format Toolbar fill definition or the Alternative Appearance dialog (F4) definition.

 

 

 

 

Format Toolbar

Set an Element's Default Appearance

 

Border

Control the border color.

 

 

Font

Control the color of the stereotype font.

 

 

Reset

Reset the appearance of the element to the default element appearance.

 

 

Preview

Provides a visual representation of the currently active Stereotype.

 

 

New

Enables a new stereotype to be created.

 

 

Save

Saves the Stereotype details and adds the Stereotype to the Defined Stereotypes list.

 

 

Delete

Removes a Stereotype from the Defined Stereotypes list.

 

 

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