Properties Dialog

This topic area covers element properties and their settings, responsibilities, constraints, connectors, scenarios, Tagged Values, associated files, object files and classifiers, and boundary element settings.

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Displaying the Properties dialog

To display the element Properties dialog, use any of the following methods:

  • Select an element in the Diagram View and select the Element | Properties menu option
  • Right-click on an element in the Diagram View, and select the Properties context menu option
  • Select an element in the Diagram View, and press ( Alt+Enter )
  • Double-click on an element in the Diagram View
  • Right-click on an element in the Project Browser, and select the Properties context menu option

To suppress display of the Properties dialogue when placing a new element, uncheck the Edit Object on New option on the Objects page of the Options dialog

Objects

Properties dialog pages

The Class Properties dialog consists of the following pages:

  • General
  • Details
  • Advanced Properties
  • Templates
  • Tagged Values
  • Requirements
  • Constraints
  • Scenarios
  • Files
  • Links

Properties also include Object files and Classifiers, and the Boundary element appearance

General Settings

Details

Advanced Properties

Templates

Tagged Values

Requirements

Constraints

Scenarios

Associated Files

Links

Object Classifiers

Boundary Element Settings

Notes:

  • There are several variations of the Properties dialog:
  • The dialog for a Table or Stored Procedure element has slight differences on the General page, and a Table (Stored Procedure) Details page instead of a Details page
  • The dialog for a Class element of a stereotype other than Table is as shown in General Settings
  • The dialog for an element of any other type does not have a Details page
  • Port and Part elements have a Property page
  • Activity elements have a Behavior page, and Action and Invocation elements (depending on their type) have other pages such as Effect, Trigger and Call pages
  • Action Pins have a Pin page
  • In all cases, the Properties dialog is an expandable window, which you can stretch to enable longer entry and clearer inspection of the text field values
  • The Tagged Values page of the element Properties dialog simply provides the Tagged Values window within the frame of the Properties dialog.

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