Metaclass shape

In a static structure diagram, a metaclass Metaclass shape icon is a class whose instances are classes. It is shown in UML notation as a class with the stereotype <<metaclass>>.

Name a Metaclass 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.

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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.

Hide the attributes or operations sections of a Metaclass shape

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

Control which property values are displayed on the Metaclass shape

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

Navigate to other views of the metaclass

Right-click the shape, click Views, select the view you want, and then click OK.

Create a diagram owned by the Metaclass 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 metaclass and other elements

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

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