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
If Tagged Values have been derived from a stereotyped element in a Profile, they are listed on a separate page having the Profile name; they are still listed on the Tagged Values window, in a separate compartment

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