Details

The 'Details' tab of the element 'Properties' dialog helps you to define the structural and processing details for the selected Class element, and provides direct access to the 'Features' dialog for defining Attributes and Operations in the element.

Access On a diagram or in the Project Browser, double-click on element > General > Details

Set element details

Field/Option/Button

Action

See also

Persistence

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate value (blank, persistent or transient).

Cardinality

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the number of instances of the element that can exist - the value displays on the element in a diagram, in the Name compartment.

The format of the options in the selection list is defined in the 'Cardinality' tab of the 'UML Types' dialog.

Cardinality

Abstract

Select the checkbox to identify the element as being abstract.

Is Root

Select the checkbox to identify the element as being a root element that cannot be descended from another element.

Is Leaf

Select the checkbox to identify the element as being final, so it cannot be a parent for other elements.

Is Specification

Select the checkbox to identify the element as being a specification.

Is Active

Select the checkbox to identify the element as being an Active Class.

Active Classes

Concurrency

Select the appropriate radio button to identify how concurrent Activities should be processed: Sequentially, Guarded, Active or Synchronous.

Collection Classes

Click on this button to define the Collection Classes (for generating code from Association relationships) that apply to this Class only, as the source in an Association relationship where the target role has a multiplicity of 1 or more.

This setting overrides the default for the programming language of the Class, set in the 'Options' dialog.

The 'Collection Classes for Association Roles' dialog displays.

Language Options Set Collection Classes

Attributes

Click on this button to define the attributes for the Class.

The 'Features' dialog displays, showing the 'Attributes' tab.

Attributes

Operations

Click on this button to define the operations for the Class.

The 'Features' dialog displays, showing the 'Operations' tab.

Define Properties of Operations

Notes

  • When launched from an MDG Technology, the Attributes and Operations buttons are not available

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