Self-Message

d_SelfMessage

A Self-Message reflects a new process or method invoked within the calling lifeline's operation. It is a specification of a Message, typically in a Sequence diagram.

Self-Message as Return:

It is possible to depict a return from a Self Message call.

SelfMessageReturn

How to:

To create a Self Message return, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

1

Create a second Self Message at the end of execution

2

Double-click on the Message name to open the Message Properties dialog

3

Select the Is Return checkbox

4

Raise the Activation level of the return

Self-Message Calls indicate a nested invocation; new activation levels are added with each Call.

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