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The Slots Tab

Protege-Frames User's Guide
The Slots Tab
The Slot Browser
The Slot Buttons
The Slot Menu
The Slot Editor
The Value Type Menu
The Any Value Type
The Boolean Value Type
The Class Value Type
The Float Value Type
The Instance Value Type
The Integer Value Type
The String Value Type
The Symbol Value Type
Creating a New Slot
Viewing a Slot
Editing a Top-Level Slot
Overriding Slot Properties at a Class
Editing Slot Properties
Removing a Slot from a Class
Deleting a Slot from the Project
Adding a Slot to a Class
Removing Overrides From a Slot
Understanding Inverse Slots
Creating an Inverse Slot Relationship
Working with Subslots
Finding a Slot
The Slot Hierarchy Window
The Slot Icons
The Superslots Pane
Glossary, Editing Help

The Slots tab provides a single window in which you may view, create, and edit slots. Slots usually represent properties of classes or relationships between classes. For example, the name slot represents the property of having a name. Once you have created a slot, you can attach it to a class. When name is attached to the Person class, it represents the name of the person.

Although slots are usually thought of in terms of classes, they can be defined and manipulated independently, and can exist without any relationship to classes.

The tab consists of two panes:

  1. The Slot Browser, on the left, shows all the slots in the project. It allows you to edit existing slots, create new slots, and delete slots, as well as work with superslots.

  2. When a single slot is selected, the Slot Editor for the selected slot is shown at the right. The Slot Editor allows you to name the slot, choose its cardinality and value type, define constraints, defaults, and maximum and minimum values, as well as provide a brief description. The Slot Editor can be displayed as a separate window by clicking the View Slot (slots_slot.view_top_level) button in the Slots pane. The Slot Editor can also be accessed from the Templates Slots pane in the Classes tab.

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The Slot BrowserThe Slot Editor
Slots tab

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