[Uml-devel] Branch/Merge in activity diagrams.

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Sat Dec 20 07:54:01 UTC 2003

On Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 12:00:54PM +0000, Jonas Lihnell wrote:
> I have found myself a bit annoyed by the inability to enter text inside the 
> visible object. This is due to the fact that I almost _entirely_ use these 
> branches in terms of boolean ifs. that is, I have one true and one false 
> result and wants to put the if case/statement inside the visible object (in 
> the scheme).  

I'm afraid I don't quite understand the problem.

UML does not allow text inside branches or merges.

Condition statements are added to the name of the activity transition
arrow (right click->properties).

> right now I find it troublesome to have to put out my own texts from these 
> branches as well, the ablility to have one branch and one merge, where when 
> it's a branch the outgoing "arrows" would automatically get a name-tag or 
> text description that is running alongs the line, and for merges this would 
> be true for all lines running to the merge instead of out from them. 

I don't understand what you mean here.

> This is just my comments and thoughts as an inexperienced user wanting to get 
> to use UML for my coming projects, and I'm sending them here since I think 
> you probably would want to make things more simply and self-explanatory and 
> so. 

Groovy, we always welcome comments.

Jonathan Riddell

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