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Component Toolbox

The 'Component' pages of the Diagram Toolbox provide model elements that you can use to model the physical components of your system in a Component diagram. The 'Component' pages contain elements and connectors related to the actual building of the system - the components that make up the system (such as ActiveX DLLs or Java beans), the Interfaces they expose and the dependencies between those elements.

A component is a piece of hardware or software that makes up the system; for example, a DLL or a Web Server are components that might be deployed on a Windows 2000 Server (Node).

Component Toolbox pages



See also

Except where discussed here, each element and relationship that you can create using these Toolbox pages is described in the UML Elements and UML Connectors sections of the Help.

A Packaging Component is an element that appears very similar to a Component in a diagram but behaves as a Package in the Browser window.

Behavioral Diagram Elements Structural Diagram Elements UML Connectors Packaging Component


  • To add an element to the currently-open diagram, click on the appropriate icon and drag it into position on the diagram; set an element name and other properties as prompted
  • To add a relationship, click on the appropriate icon, then click on the start element in the diagram and drag to the end element

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