General Settings

The General tab of the element Properties dialog enables you to record information on the element as a container, such as the name, status, or scope.

The tab is illustrated below:

PropertiesWindow

To define the element, complete the following fields:

Field

Use to

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.

Abstract

Indicate that the element is abstract.

Author

Enter or select the name of the original author.

Status

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

Scope

Indicate the element's scope (public, private, protected, package).

Complexity

Indicate the complexity of the element (used for project estimation). Assign Easy, Medium or Hard.

Alias

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

Language

Select the programming language 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.

Phase

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

Version

Enter the version of the current element.

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.

Further facilities are made available by pressing the Advanced button. See Advanced Settings for details.