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The Types Pane

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The Types pane in the Instance Browser allows you to add and remove class types for an instance, that is, the classes for which the selected instance is a direct instance. A multi-type instance is shown in the Instance Browser whenever one of its class types is selected.

Types pane

Multi-type Instances

Assigning multiple types to an instance allows you to build an instance which combines the field characteristics from two or more classes. For a multi-type instance, the Instance Editor for an instance shows a separate entry form for each class type; these forms can be shown one above the other in the same window or they can be shown in individual tabs. If two or more classes share a slot, the value entered in a shared field is the same for all class forms.

Type Buttons


Add Class: Displays a dialog box that allows you to select one or more additional class types.


Remove Class: Removes the direct instance relationship between the instance and the class. If the instance has only one class type, the relationship cannot be removed.

See Working with Instance Types for more information.

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