Multi-Object shape

In a collaboration diagram (collaboration diagram: An interaction diagram that shows, for one system event described by one use case, how a group of objects collaborate with one another.), a multi-object MultiObject shape icon represents a set of object roles on the ''many'' end of an association role. A multi-object is used within a collaboration to show operations that address the entire set of objects as a unit rather than a single object in it. To indicate an operation on each object in the set, use a single message that includes an iteration and add a many indicator (*) to the target role name.

ShowName a Multi-Object shape and add other property values

Open the element's UML Properties dialog box by double-clicking the icon that represents the element in the tree view (tree view: Displayed in a window in the UML Navigator, a hierarchy in which each UML element or view (diagram) is represented by an icon. The UML template automatically creates a tree view of your model.) or the shape that represents the element in a diagram.


Control which property values display on a shape in a diagram by right-clicking the shape, and then clicking Shape Display Options. In the UML Shape Display Options dialog box, select and clear options to display or hide property values.

ShowControl which property values are displayed on the Multi-Object shape

Right-click the shape, click Shape Display Options, and then select or clear options to show or hide values.

Applies to:
Visio 2007