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Properties Window for Receptions

The docked Properties window provides a convenient and immediate way to view and edit common properties of modeling objects, including features such as Receptions. When you click on a Reception in the Project Browser or a diagram, the Properties window immediately shows the Reception's properties, and you can swiftly display the properties of other types of object - elements, attributes, connectors and diagrams - on the same window without having to open and close separate dialogs.

The Properties window for Receptions has three tabs:

  • Reception, on which you define general settings
  • Behavior, on which you define the behavior to be taken on receipt of the signal
  • Redefines, on which you set up any redefinition of target operations that takes place, and check for exceptions

For information on the 'Behavior' and 'Redefines' tabs, see the Operation Behavior and Redefine Operation and Check for Exceptions Help topics.



Start > Explore > Properties > Properties, click on a Reception in a diagram or in the Project Browser

Design > Element > Properties > Properties, click on a Reception in a diagram or in the Project Browser


Alt+1, click on a Reception in a diagram or in the Project Browser

Reception - General Settings



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Displays the name of the Reception, which is the name of the Signal element it is derived from. You cannot change the name in this field. If the name of the Signal is changed, the Reception name is automatically updated to match.


Displays the names and types of the attributes of the Signal element, from which the Reception parameters are derived.  You can only change the parameters by updating the Signal attributes.


Displays the scope of the Reception, derived from the Signal element.  If necessary, you can change this scope - click on the drop-down arrow at the end of the field and select the new value from the list.


(Optional) If you need to group or specialize the Reception, you can type the name of an appropriate stereotype in this field.


(Optional) if necessary, you can type in an alternative name or reference for the Reception.


Defaults to Sequential. If you want to change this to 'Guarded' or 'Synchronous', click  on the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate value.


If the Signal language is set to C++, set to True to map to the C++ Virtual keyword.

Otherwise set to False.


The flag indicating if the Reception is a static member; to change this flag, type 'F' or 'T' in the field, as appropriate.

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