PrF UG inst instance window

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The Instances Window

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

When a single class is selected in the Class Browser at the Instances tab, the Instances window shows all of the instances belonging to that class.

Instances window, "Chief Honcho" selected

The Instances window shows the following information:

  • Instances are displayed by the text in the display slot, which is the slot that has been designated as the identifying slot for the class. If no display slot has been selected, Protege-Frames uses a default display slot, <instance name>, which is displayed as a number, such as newspaper_0017. See The Display Slot menu for more information.

  • When a single instance is selected, the information for that instance is shown in the Instance Editor, to the right.

  • When Show Subclass Instances is selected from the Instance menu, all instances (not just direct instances) are shown for the selected class; the class where the instance was created is shown in parentheses, to the right of the instance name.

The color of the icon to the left of the instance name gives information about the instance:


The instance can be edited. You can enter your edits directly to the right, or click the View Instance (instances_instance.view) button to open the Instance Editor.


The instance cannot be edited. Instances cannot be edited if they are included from another project. See Including a Project for more information.

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