Attribute and Operation stereotypes[Feature request]


This is more like a feature request, I dont know if you think that it wont be used by other users, then let me know, anyway for me it would be nice graphical feature.

So as we know there is possibility to create stereotypes, for which we can assign the fill color, line color etc. After we add this ‘tuned’ stereotype to class, then it uses these settings and we can visually see the difference compared to other classes.
There is also possibility to add stereotypes to class attributes(like constant) and methods(like event), but after adding the stereotype to these slots the stereotype settings are ignored, so visually nothing changes, the only difference is that we can see stereotype name in the row. VP-UML also allows to sort attribute and operation compartment by stereotype, so at least we can see grouped stereotypes.
Anyway I havent seen that in other tools is this kind of feature, so maybe it isnt used by users.

p.s. VP v6.0 Build sp1_20070420, didn`t test with service pack 2, maybe it is already solved

Hello JSejans,

Thank you for your post. The idea is interesting, but we wonder if making the class members follow the stereotype format is really that useful? Will it make the diagram too “colorful”?

Best regards,

Yes I can imagine, that if I have many classes with many members and many stereotypes, then I get rainbow diagram :slight_smile:
From the other side I can use the color in few places, where it is really needed to focus attention or divide list of members into lets say groups, so at least I have some possibility to choose for bold member or red color etc.

Maybe there are users that can write their opinion about this feature?

Please, VP-UML USERS, replay your opinion about this feature.

Can you imagine the usage for the possibility to use colour for class members in your diagrams?