Component

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Semantics

A component represents a modular, deployable, and replaceable part of a system that encapsulates implementation and exposes a set of interfaces.

Procedure for creating component

In order to create Component,

1.Click [Toolbox] -> [Component] -> [Component] button.

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2.Click at the position where Component will be placed in the [main window]. And at the quick dialog, enter component name and press [Enter] key. The result is as follows.

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Procedure for adding resident element

In order to add resident element to component,

1.Select [Collection Editor...] popup menu of component.

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2.Or click ch05_726 button in [Residents] property on properties window.

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3.At the [Residents] tab of the [collection editor], you can add resident element by using ch05_728 button.

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4.At the [Select a Resident] dialog, select resident component.

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5.The component is assigned to component as resident component and is shown as follows.

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Procedure for creating providing relationship

In order to create providing relationship,

1.Click [Toolbox] -> [Component] -> [Realization] button

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2.Drag from component and drop to interface in the [main window].

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3.The result is as follows.

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Procedure for creating requiring relationship

In order to create requiring relationship,

1.Click [Toolbox] -> [Component] -> [Dependency] button.

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2.Drag from component and drop to interface in the [main window].

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3.Finally, the interface requiring relationship is created.

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Procedure for creating providing interface of class.

In order to create providing inteface of class, use shortcut creation syntax.

1.Double-click class. At the quick dialog, enter "[email protected]" staring and interface name, separate interface names by "," character.

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2.And press [Enter] key. Several interfaces provided by selected class is created and arranged automatically.

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Procedure for creating requiring interface of class.

In order to create requiring inteface of class, use shortcut creation syntax.

1.Double-click class. At the quick dialog, enter "-(" or "-->", and enter interface names, separate interface names by "," character.

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2.And press [Enter] key. Several interfaces required by selected class is created and arranged automatically.

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Procedure for creating port

In order to create port on a component,

1.Click [Toolbox] -> [Component] -> [Port] button.

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2.And click the component where the port will be contained in the [main window].

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3.A port is created on the component. At the quick dialog, enter the port name and press [Enter] ken to be complete.

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4.The result is as follows.

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Procedure for creating view by dragging port

You can create port by dragging port from [model explorer] to main diagram.

1.Drag port in the [model explorer] and drop on the component in the main diagram.

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2.A port appears on the component. If it is not dropped on the component but on the other area of the diagram, component with port will be created

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Procedure for creating part

In order to create part,

1.Click [Toolbox] -> [Component] -> [Part] button.

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2.And click the component where the part will be contained in the [main window].

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Procedure for creating connector

In order to create connector,

1.Click [Toolbox] -> [Component] -> [Connector] button.

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2.Drag from one part and drop to the other part in the [main window].

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3.The connector between two parts is created finally as follows.

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