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Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual, The, Second Edition by Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobson, James Rumbaugh

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Interaction View

The interaction view describes sequences of message exchanges among the parts of a system. An interaction is based on a structured classifier or a collaboration. A role is a slot that may be filled by objects in a particular use of an interaction. This view provides a holistic view of behavior in a system—that is, it shows the flow of control across many objects. The interaction view is displayed in two diagrams focused on different aspects: sequence diagrams (Figure 3-9) and communication diagrams (Figure 3-10).

Figure 3-9. Sequence diagram
Figure 3-10. Communication diagram

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