Insert Operation Parameter

You can add operation parameters to an operation through the in-place editing options, using hotkey commands or menu shortcuts.

How To:

To add parameters to operations in a Class diagram element, follow the steps below:

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Step

Action

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1

Open the diagram containing the element

 

EditElementOperationsKey

2

Click on the element, and on the operation to update within the element

The item line is highlighted in a lighter shade (the default is white), to indicate that it has been selected

 

 

3

Press ( F2 ), or right-click on the selected item to display the context menu and select the Edit Selected option

 

4

Move the cursor inside the parameter brackets and type the parameter name, followed by a colon (for example, bks: for a vector containing books)

 

5

Give the parameter a type

Place the cursor after the colon at the end of the name and add the classifier; either:

  • Press ( Ctrl+Space ) to invoke the classifier autocompletion list
  • Press ( Ctrl+Shift+Space ) to select a classifier from the Select <Item> dialog or
  • Right-click the mouse to display the inline editing options context menu and select the Insert Classifier option

The Select <Item> dialog displays

Autocompletion List

Select <Item> Dialog

6

Press ( Enter )  to accept the change or ( Esc )  to cancel the change

The diagram is updated to reflect the changes.