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A node instance is an instance of a node where component
instances (see Section 23.5, “Component Instance”) may
reside. In the UML metamodel
a sub-class of
Instance and is specifically
an instance that is derived from a node.
A node instance is represented on a deployment diagram in
ArgoUML as a three dimensional box labeled with the node
instance name (if any) and node type, separated by a colon (
It is the presence of the colon (
and the underlining of the name and type that distinguishes a
node instance from a node.
23.3.1. Node Instance Details Tabs
The details tabs that are active for node instances are
Section 23.3.2, “Node Instance Property Toolbar”
Section 23.3.3, “Property Fields For Node Instance”
Standard tab. The
field defines the bounding box for the node instance on
Beware that in the current release of ArgoUML,
the bounding box just refers to the front face of the
cube. This means that the three dimensional top and
side may be ignored, for example when determining the
limits of a diagram for saving graphics.
Standard tab, containing just the name of the
A node instance should not generate any code,
so having this tab active is probably a
from which all other model elements are derived includes
the tagged element
which is handled by the documentation
tab under ArgoUML
Standard tab for an Instance.
23.3.2. Node Instance Property Toolbar
Navigate up through the package structure.
This creates a new Stereotype (see
Section 16.6, “Stereotype”) for the selected
node instance, navigating immediately to the properties
tab for that stereotype.
This deletes the node instance from the
This is a deletion from the model
not just the diagram. To delete
an node instance from the diagram, but keep it within
the model, use the main menu
Diagram (or press the Delete key).
23.3.3. Property Fields For Node Instance
Text box. The name of the node instance. By
convention node instance names start with a lower case
letter and use bumpy caps to divide words within the
ArgoUML does not enforce this naming
Drop down selector. Node instance has no
stereotypes by default in the UML standard.
icon. If a stereotype has been selected, this will
navigate to the stereotype property panel (see
Section 16.6, “Stereotype”).
Drop down selector. Records the namespace for the
node instance. This is the package hierarchy.
(To Be Written).
(To Be Written).
Text box. Lists any residents (see
Section 23.4, “Component”) designed to be
deployed on this type of node.
Button 1 double click navigates to the selected
Text field. A Node instance type can be selected
ArgoUML V0.18 lists many more items in the
dropdown list then solely Nodes. Beware to select