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Behavior Call Arguments

You define the arguments of a Behavior Call using the 'Arguments' tab of the Properties window for the element.



Design > Element > Editors > Properties > Arguments

Start > Desktop > Design > Properties > Arguments

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+2 > Arguments

Alt+1 | Properties > Arguments

Define the arguments of a Behavior Call



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In the 'Name' field, type the name of an argument to map to the behavior.


In the 'Param' field, click on the drop-down arrow and select a behaviors parameter from the list of parameters associated with the behavior.


In the 'Default' field, set any required default value.

Optionally, you can also:

  • Assign a stereotype from the 'Stereotype' field drop-down list, or by browsing for one using the Browse. button
  • Provide an alternative name or reference for the argument, in the 'Alias' field, and/or
  • Type in some notes to describe or explain the argument


If a diagram is displayed, and if required, select the 'Show in current diagram' checkbox to add an Action Pin on the diagram to represent the argument.

Action Pin


Click on the Save button.


If appropriate, click on the New button and repeat steps 1 to 5 for another argument:parameter mapping.


  • If you attempt to map a newly created argument to a parameter that is already associated with a different argument, Enterprise Architect identifies the mapping and prompts you to confirm that you intend to change the association