Configure Timeline - States

You can manage states using the States tab of the Configure Timeline dialog. To display this, either:

  • Double-click on the Lifeline element
  • Right click on the Lifeline element and, from the context menu, select the Properties option, or
  • On a Value Lifeline, click on the Edit States button (Edit State Button)

The Configure Timeline dialog defaults to the States tab.

All states currently defined for the Lifeline element are listed in the States panel.

How to:

To add a new State, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

1

In the State Name field, type the name of the first new state in the Lifeline element; for example, WaitState

2

Click on the Save button

The state is added to the States panel and (for a State Lifeline Element) to the diagram

3

Click on the New button

4

In the State Name field, type the name of the next state in the Lifeline element

5

Repeat steps 2 to 5 until you have added all required states (you must add at least three to the Lifeline element)

6

When you have added all the required states, click on the OK button to close the Configure Timeline dialog

 

To edit an existing state, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

1

Click on the state in the States: list

2

In the State Name field, change the name of the state

3

Click on the Save button

 

To delete an existing State, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

1

Click on the state in the States: list

2

Click on the Delete button

 

To change the order of States, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

1

Click on the state in the States: list.

2

Click on the uphand or downhand buttons to move the state up or down the sequence

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