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Scenarios View - Context References

As you create a structured specification in the Scenarios View for the element, you can use the 'Context References' tab to create and display a list of all elements that are either:

  • Connected to the current element by any connector, on the current diagram or another, or
  • Defined as a cross reference (or custom reference) on the current element

Access

On a diagram or in the Browser window, select an element, then use any of the methods outlined here to display the 'Select Element' dialog. Use the 'Select Element' dialog to locate and select the required cross reference element or elements. For each cross reference added through the 'Select Element' dialog, you can also use context menu options to delete the entry in the list, or to open the 'Comment' field so that you can add or edit comment text. Those options are grayed out for cross references added through the diagram.

For each element in the 'Context References' list, wherever the name of that element appears in the structured specification, the name is highlighted and underlined; press the Ctrl key and click twice on the highlighted name to view the 'Properties' dialog for that element.

Ribbon

Start > Application > Edit > Responsibilities > Structured Scenarios > Context References | Right-click in panel | Add Context Reference

Context Menu

Inspector window > Details | Right-click on 'Scenarios' | New Scenario > Context References | Right-click in panel | Add Context Reference

Inspector window > Details | Scenarios | right-click on existing scenario | Structured Scenario Editor > Context References | Right-click in panel | Add Context Reference

Keyboard Shortcuts

Alt+2 > Responsibilities > Structured Scenarios > Context References | Right-click in panel | Add Context Reference

Other

On the 'Scenarios' tab of the Responsibility window, click on the Edit button against a scenario > Context References | Right-click in panel | Add Context Reference (see the Scenarios Tab - Responsibility Window Help topic)

On the 'Scenarios' tab of the element 'Properties' dialog, click on the Structure Editor button > Context References | Right-click in panel | Add Context Reference (see the Scenarios Tab - Properties Dialog Help topic)

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