The "Properties" view can be used to review or update a number of properties for an element, such as a class, interface, use case, actor... that has been selected from the current diagram or the Project Browser. These properties include the name, alias, stereotype, etc.
This view also gives you access to a number of shortcuts from the toolbar:
These shortcuts or icons makes it possible to access directly the element's operations via the icon, or its attributes via the icon.
A "set parents" icon can be useful in creating on the fly an inheritance generalization link with a super-class, or an implementation / realization link with an interface :
The following example illustrates the process of creating the following links from a Client class via the 'set parents' shortcut from the Properties view :
- generalization link with the Person class
- realization link with the clientInterface interface