Edit Feature Scope

The in-place editing feature enables you to rapidly change the scope of an attribute or operation directly from the diagram. To use this feature follow the steps below:

  1. Open the diagram containing the element.
  2. Click on the element and on the item to edit within the element. The item line is highlighted in a lighter shade (the default is white), to indicate that it has been selected.
     
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  3. Right-click on the item. The context menu displays.
  4. Select the Edit Selected menu option (or press [F2]) to enable you to edit the attribute or operation directly from the diagram. The name of the item is highlighted.
  5. Move the cursor to the scope of the item and delete the previous entry.
     
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  6. Reassign the entry by typing in one of the following symbols:
  • + indicates that the scope is Public
  • - indicates that the scope is Private
  • ~ indicates that the scope is Package
  • # indicates that the scope is Protected.
  1. Press [Enter] to save the change, or [Esc] to cancel the change. The diagram is updated to reflect the changes. (Also see the catalogNumber attribute in the above screen illustrations.)