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Stereotype Selector

If you want to apply more than one stereotype to a UML object, from multiple sources such as Profiles or the Custom Stereotypes list, you can select the stereotypes from the Stereotype Selector dialog. This dialog also helps you to identify existing, valid individual stereotypes, and to create new stereotypes. The new stereotypes, at this point, are simple labels; if you want them to impose an effect on the object, locate them on the Stereotypes tab of the UML Types dialog and define the effect.

Access    Right click object | Properties: Stereotype (  ...  )

Select stereotypes to apply or remove




Click on the  drop-down arrow and choose the required stereotype source - an integrated MDG Technology or the base EAUML, or your Customized Stereotypes list (select the blank entry).



Select the checkbox against each required stereotype.

If you no longer want to use a stereotype, deselect the checkbox.


Apply to

Displays the type of the object that you selected to assign stereotypes to.



Click on this button to create a new (but undefined) stereotype. A prompt displays for the stereotype name.



Click on this button to apply the selection.



Click on this button to cancel any selections and close the dialog.



·If you have selected more than one stereotype, the Stereotypes field of the Properties dialog only shows one of them; the full list is shown on the object in the diagram
·The appearance of a stereotype on an object in a diagram is influenced by the stereotype visibility settings on the Diagram Properties dialog


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