A component instance is an instance of a component (see
Section 23.4, “Component”) which may reside on a node
instance (see Section 23.3, “Node Instance”). In the
ComponentInstance is a
Instance and is specifically an
instance that is derived from a component.
A component is represented on a class diagram as a box with two small rectangles protruding from its left side, labeled with its name.
A component instance is represented on a sequence diagram
in ArgoUML as a box with two small rectangles protruding from
its left side labeled with the component instance name (if any)
and component type, separated by a colon (
It is the presence of the colon (
The details tabs that are active for component instances are as follows.
Standard tab. The
field defines the bounding box for the component on the
Standard tab, containing just the name of the component instance.
A component instance should not generate any code, so having this tab active is probably a mistake.
Standard tab for an Instance.
Navigate up through the package structure.
This creates a new Stereotype (see Section 16.6, “Stereotype”) for the selected component instance, navigating immediately to the properties tab for that stereotype.
This deletes the component instance from the model
This is a deletion from the model
not just the diagram. To delete
a component instance from the diagram, but keep it
within the model, use the main menu
Text box. The name of the component instance. By convention component instance names start with a lower case letter and use bumpy caps to divide words within the name.
ArgoUML does not enforce this naming convention.
Drop down selector. Component 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 and allows to change the namespace for the component 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 component.
Button 1 double click navigates to the selected entry.
Drop down selector. A Component instance type can be selected here.
ArgoUML V0.18 lists many more items in the dropdown list then solely Components. Beware to select Components only.