Set attribute visibility between two UML elements

  1. Create icons representing two classifiers (classifier: A superclass that includes class, data type, and interface subclasses. Because all classifier subclasses share the same syntax, they are all represented by the same rectangle model 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 drag shapes representing the two classifiers onto a drawing page.
  2. Double-click the icon or shape for the classifier that will be able to see or reference the other.
  3. Click Attributes, click New, and then click Properties.
  4. Type a name for the attribute (attribute: An individual formatting element, such as line color, fill color, or line weight, that you can apply to shapes. A style can have more than one attribute.).
  5. Under Type Expression, for Type, choose the classifier that the first classifier will reference. Type values for Prefix and Suffix if you want to fully represent the attribute type.
  6. Under Visibility, choose the type of visibility (visibility: The ability of one element to see or refer to another. For one element to send a message to another element, the latter must be visible to the former.) you want.
  7. Click OK, and then click OK again.
Applies to:
Visio 2003