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UI Control Elements

A UI Control element represents a user interface control element (such as an edit box). It is used for capturing the components of a screen layout and requirements in a Custom or User Interface diagram.

There are a number of UI Control elements available in the 'User Interface' page of the Toolbox. These include:

  • List
  • Table
  • Text Box
  • Label
  • Form
  • Panel
  • Button
  • Combobox
  • Checkbox
  • Checkbox (left hand side)
  • Radio button
  • Radio button (left hand side)
  • Vertical Line
  • Horizontal Line


The icons can be combined on a 'Screen' icon to represent the appearance of a user interface screen, as shown:

Example of a User Interface Diagram in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

You can also extend the available icons by selecting other stereotypes in the 'UI Control Element Properties' dialog. The full set of available stereotypes is shown here; type or select the text in the 'Stereotype' field to create the corresponding icon.

Stereotypes that are available on a User Interface Diagram in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Toolbox icon

User interface control element (where UI Control is the name of the user interface element type)

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