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The Classes Tab

Protege-Frames User's Guide
Classes Tab
Class Browser
Class Buttons
Class Hierarchy Window
Class Icons
Class Menu
Class Search Bar
Superclasses Pane
Class Editor
Template Slots Pane
Template Slot Buttons
References Window
Creating a New Class
Creating Multiple Subclasses
Deleting a Class
Displaying the Class Editor
Editing a Class
Editing Template Slots
Finding a Class
Hiding a Class
Replacing a Superclass
Adding a Superclass
Jumping to A Superclass
Removing a Superclass
Viewing Class Relations
Classes & Instances Tab
Viewing References
Glossary, Editing Help

The Classes tab provides a single window in which you may view, create, and edit classes, which model concepts in your domain - usually objects, such as article or author.

The tab consists of two panes:

  1. The Class Browser at the left shows the classes in your project and allows you to make edits that modify the class hierarchy. For example, you might create, delete, or move a class or work with superclasses and metaclasses.

  2. When a single class is selected, the Class Editor on the right shows the properties of the selected class and allows you to edit class-specific attributes, such as class sticky notes, class name, role, any constraints, and template slots. The Class Editor can also be displayed as a separate window by clicking the View Class (classes_class.view) icon in the Class Browser.

Click on an area in the picture to view more information:

The Class BrowserThe Class buttonsThe Class EditorThe Class Constraints paneThe Class Documentation paneNote iconsNote iconsThe Class Role menuThe Template Slots paneThe Class Hierarchy windowFinding a ClassThe Superclasses paneViewing Class Relations
Classes tab, "Editor" and "Author" selected

For information about the Classes user interface and about accomplishing specific tasks, see the Classes Table of Contents.

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