UML Profiles in the Resources Window

The Resources window contains a tree structure with entries for a range of items including UML Profiles. The UML Profiles node initially contains no entries; to be able to use Profiles from the Resources window you must import them into the project from external XML files.

Items in a Profile represent stereotypes. These can be applied to UML elements in the following ways:

·Stereotypes that apply to elements such as Classes and interfaces can be dragged directly from the Resources window to the current diagram, automatically creating a stereotyped element; alternatively, they can be dragged onto existing elements, automatically applying them to the element
·Stereotypes that apply to attributes can be drag-and-dropped onto a host element (such as a Class); a stereotyped attribute is automatically added to the element's feature list
·Stereotypes that apply to operations are like those that apply to attributes; drag-and-drop onto a host element to add the stereotyped operation
·Stereotypes that apply to connectors such as associations, generalizations, messages and dependencies are added by selecting them in the Resources window, then clicking on the start element in a diagram and dragging to the end element (in the same manner as adding normal connectors); a stereotyped connector is added
·Stereotypes that apply to association ends can be added by dragging the connector end element over the end of an Association in the diagram

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