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Visual Modeling with Rational Rose 2002 and UML by Terry Quatrani

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Class Diagrams

As more and more classes are added to the model, a textual representation of the classes is not sufficient. Class diagrams are created to provide a picture or view of some or all of the classes in the model.

The main class diagram in the logical view of the model is typically a picture of the packages in the system. Each package also has its own main class diagram, which typically displays the “public” classes of the package. Other diagrams are created as needed. Some typical uses of other diagrams are the following:

  • View of all the implementation classes in a package

  • View of the structure and behavior of one or more classes

  • View of an inheritance hierarchy

THE MAIN CLASS DIAGRAM IN RATIONAL ROSE

Rose automatically creates the ...

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