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Mouse Behavior in the Explorer
Behavior of the mouse in general, and the naming of the
buttons is covered in the chapter on the overall user interface
(see Chapter 8,
Within the hierarchical display, elements which have
sub-hierarchies are indicated by
when the hierarchy is hidden and
when the hierarchy is open.
Button 1 click over the name of any diagram model element
will cause the diagram to be selected and displayed in the
editing pane. Its details will also be displayed in the
Button 1 click over the name of any model element other than
a diagram in the main area of the explorer will cause it to
be selected, and its details shown in the details pane. If
the model element is part of a diagram currently displayed in the
editing pane, it will be highlighted there.
If the model element is part of a diagram other than that
currently displayed in the Editing Pane, there will be
no change of diagram in the Editing
Where button 2 click has been used to bring up a
context sensitive pop-up menu (see below), button 1 click is
used to select the menu entry required. button 1 click
outside the menu area will remove it.
Button 1 Double Click
This has the effect of a button 1 single click, and if
the tree item was not a leaf, it will toggle the hierarchy
open or close.
Button 1 motion means that you pick up one or more
modelelements, and drag them to a new location.
Dropping the modelelement somewhere
causes ArgoUML to execute some function
that depends on where you drop the modelelements.
From Explorer to Explorer
Releasing the mouse button above a namespace,
makes the modelelement owned by the namespace.
In the Package-centric explorer perspective, this
means a straigh-forward drag-and-drop function.
Use this drag and drop feature to easily move
e.g. classes from one package into another.
From Explorer to Diagram
Dropping a modelelement on the diagram
is the equivalent of the "Add to Diagram" function.
Hence, if the diagram did not yet show this modelelement,
it is added.
Use this drap and drop feature e.g. to easily create
a diagram from imported XMI files.
This because XMI files contain all the modelelements,
but not any diagram information.
When used in the the explorer, this will display a
selection dependent pop-up menu. Menu entries are highlighted
(but not selected) and sub-menus exposed by subsequent mouse
motion (without any buttons). Menu entry selection is with
button 1 or button 2.
Button 2 Double Click
This has no effect other than that of button 2 single