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Edit Feature Stereotype

You can use in-place editing to edit a feature stereotype directly on a diagram.

Change the stereotype of an operation or attribute




Open the diagram containing the element.


Click on the element, and on the item to edit within the element.

The item line is highlighted in a lighter shade (the default is white), to indicate that it has been selected.

A UML Class element in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect showing a stereotyped attribute selected for in-place editing tasks.


Right-click on the item.

The context menu displays.


Select the 'Edit Selected' menu option (or press F2) to enable you to edit the attribute or operation directly from the diagram.

The name of the item is highlighted.


Move the cursor to the position before the name or within the existing attribute or operation stereotype (denoted by ¬ęstereotype name¬Ľ).

A UML Class element in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect showing an attribute's stereotype selected for in-place editing.


Delete or type over the previous name to change the stereotype name of the attribute or operation.


Press the Enter key to accept the change or Esc to cancel the change.


  • You can assign multiple stereotypes by including a comma-separated list inside the stereotype markers