This chapter describes the overall behavior of the user
interface. Description of the various component parts—the menu
bar, panes and various diagrams— is in separate chapters.
8.1. Overview of the Window
Figure 8.1, “Overview of the ArgoUML window” shows the main
The titlebar of the window shows the following 4 parts of
information, separated from each other by a dash.
The current filename. If no filename for the project
is set yet, then the titlebar shows
The name of the currently active diagram.
The name “ArgoUML”.
An asterisk (*). This item is only present if the
current project file is “dirty”, i.e. it is
altered, but not yet saved. In other words, if the asterisk
is absent, then the current file has not been
Figure 8.1. Overview of the ArgoUML window
At the top of screen is a menu bar,
which is described in Chapter 10, The Menu bar. Below that
is the toolbar, as described in
Chapter 9, The Toolbar.
The bulk of the window comprises four sub-windows or
panes. Clockwise from top left these are
the explorer (see
Chapter 11, The Explorer), editing
pane (see Chapter 12, The Editing Pane),
details pane (see
Chapter 13, The Details Pane) and to-do
pane (see Chapter 14, The To-Do Pane). All 4
panes have a tool bar at the top (in the
details pane it is located under the
properties tab). An overview of the panes
is given in Section 8.3, “General Information About Panes”. Finally at the
bottom of the window is a status bar
described in Section 8.4, “The status bar”.