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Configure Timeline - States

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

  • Double-click on the Lifeline element
  • Right-click on the Lifeline element and select the 'Properties' option, or
  • On a Value Lifeline, click on the button

The 'Configure Timeline' dialog defaults to the 'States' tab.

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

Add a new State

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.

Edit an existing state

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.

Delete an existing State

Step

Action

1

Click on the state in the 'States:' list.

2

Click on the Delete button.

Change the order of States

Step

Action

1

Click on the state in the 'States:' list.

2

Click on the or buttons to move the state up or down the sequence.

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