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The Instance Browser

Protege-Frames User's Guide
Instances Tab
Class Browser at Instances Tab
Instance Browser
Instances Window
Instance Buttons
Instance Menu
Types Pane
Instance Editor
Standard Field Types
Fields with Multiple Cardinality
Boolean Fields
Class Fields
Float Fields
Instance Fields
Integer Fields
String Fields
Symbol Fields
Creating an Instance
Creating Multiple Instances
Displaying the Instance Editor
Setting the Display Slot
Showing Subclass Instances
Editing an Instance
Copying an Instance
Deleting an Instance
Finding an Instance
Changing an Instance's Class
Working with Instance Types
Instance Icons
Glossary, Editing Help

The Instance Browser shows all the instances, if any, for the class selected in the Class Browser at the Instances tab. It also allows you to view, edit, create, and delete instances. If the class you want is not currently displayed, you may need to navigate to it via the class hierarchy.

Note: To ensure that the class is the same as the last class selected at the Classes tab, you can synchronize class trees.

A direct instance is an instance that has been created directly under the class. However, because of inheritance, an instance of a class is also an instance of all that class's superclasses. Therefore, an instance can be an instance of many classes of which it is not a direct instance.

This pane has the following components:

  1. The Instance buttons allow you to edit, view references to, create, copy, and delete instances.

  2. The Instance menu allows you to control the text that is displayed in the Instance window.

  3. The Instances window displays an alphabetical list of the instances for the selected class.

  4. The Instance search bar allows you to find an instance in the Instance Browser, by typing the instance name and clicking the Search for Instance ( button.

  5. The Types pane allows you to assign a single instance to multiple classes.

The Instance buttonsThe Instance menuThe Instances windowThe Types pane
Instance Browser, "Chief Honcho" selected

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