Bound Element shape

In a static structure diagram, a bound element  Bound Element shape icon from the UML Static Structure stencil is a use of a parameterized class, or template, in which the parameters from the parameterized class are bound to actual values. Because a bound element is fully specified by the parameterized class, you can't declare new attributes or operations. You can indicate the relationship between a bound element and its parameterized class by the way you name the bound element or by using a binding dependency to connect the bound element with the parameterized class.

Name a Bound Element 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 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.

Display the attributes or operations sections of a Bound Element shape

Right-click the shape, click Shape Display Options, and then, under Suppress, clear Attributes or Operations.

Control which property values are displayed on the Bound Element shape

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

Create a diagram owned by the Bound Element shape

Right-click the shape, click Diagrams, click New, choose the type of diagram you want, and then click OK.

Show, in a view, the relationships between the bound element and other elements

Right-click the shape, and then click Show Relationships.

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