entry point

Within a state, an externally visible pseudostate that can be the target of an external transition. It specifies an internal state within the state that becomes the effective target state of any such transition.


An entry point is an encapsulation mechanism. It allows the definition of alternate initial states within a state for use by external transitions. They are used when there is more than one way to enter a state and the default initial substate will not suffice. Each entry point designates an internal state within the owning state. Entry points have names that are visible externally. An external transition may have an entry point as its target. A transition connected to an entry point is effectively connected to the ...

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