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Chapter 11.  The Explorer

The Explorer was previously called Navigation Pane/Tree or sometimes Navigator Pane/Tree.

11.1.  Introduction

Figure 11.1, “ Overview of the explorer shows the ArgoUML window, with the explorer highlighted.

Figure 11.1.  Overview of the explorer

Overview of the explorer

The explorer allows the user to view the structure of the model from a number of predefined perspectives. It also allows the user to define their own perspetives for custom exploring of the model.

An important feature, related to the cognitive psychology ideas behind ArgoUML is that not all model elements are necessarily shown in all perspectives. Rather, the perspectives are used to implement hiding of uninteresting parts of the model.