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This chapter describes each artifact that can be created within a use case diagram. Note that some sub-artifacts of artifacts on the diagram may not actually themselves appear on the diagram.
There is a close relationship between this material and the properties tab of the details pane (see Section 13.3, “Properties Tab”). That section covers properties in general, in this chapter they are linked to specific artifacts.
Figure 17.1, “Possible artifacts on a use case diagram.” shows a use case diagram with all possible artifacts displayed.
Use case diagrams are now well supported within ArgoUML. There still are some minor limitations though. One is that extension points may be shown in a separate compartment on the use case, but this is not retained after saving and reloading.
Earlier versions of ArgoUML (0.9 and earlier) implemented extend and include relationships by using a stereotyped dependency relationship. Although such diagrams will show correctly on the diagram, they will not link correctly to the use cases, and should be replaced by proper extend and include relationships using the current system.