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A Packaging Component is an element that appears very similar to a Component in a diagram but behaves as a Package in the Project Browser (that is, it can be version controlled and can contain other Packages and elements). It is typically used in Component diagrams.
In the Project Browser, the three elements display as shown:
The Component element cannot contain child Packages or Packaging Components.