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Class UML 2.4.1::Interface

Description:

Since an interface specifies conformance characteristics, it does not own detailed behavior specifications. Instead, interfaces may own a protocol state machine that specifies event sequences and pre/post conditions for the operations and receptions described by the interface.Interfaces may include receptions (in addition to operations).An interface is a kind of classifier that represents a declaration of a set of coherent public features and obligations. An interface specifies a contract; any instance of a classifier that realizes the interface must fulfill that contract. The obligations that may be associated with an interface are in the form of various kinds of constraints (such as pre- and post-conditions) or protocol specifications, which may impose ordering restrictions on interactions through the interface.

Direct Superclasses: Classifier

Direct Subclasses:

Class Precedence List: Interface, Classifier, Namespace, Type, PackageableElement, ParameterableElement, RedefinableElement, NamedElement, TemplateableElement, Element

Properties:

nestedClassifier : Classifier (0 *); -- source Interface
ownedAttribute : Property (0 *); -- source Interface
ownedOperation : Operation (0 *); -- source Interface
ownedReception : Reception (0 *); -- source Interface
protocol : ProtocolStateMachine (0 1); -- source Interface
redefinedInterface : Interface (0 *); -- source Interface
attribute : Property (0 *); -- source Classifier
collaborationUse : CollaborationUse (0 *); -- source Classifier
feature : Feature (0 *); -- source Classifier
general : Classifier (0 *); -- source Classifier
generalization : Generalization (0 *); -- source Classifier
inheritedMember : NamedElement (0 *); -- source Classifier
isAbstract : Boolean (1 1); -- source Classifier
isFinalSpecialization : Boolean (1 1); -- source Classifier
ownedTemplateSignature : RedefinableTemplateSignature (0 1); -- source Classifier
ownedUseCase : UseCase (0 *); -- source Classifier

References the use cases owned by this classifier.
{composite}
Subsets: Namespace.ownedMember

powertypeExtent : GeneralizationSet (0 *); -- source Classifier
redefinedClassifier : Classifier (0 *); -- source Classifier
representation : CollaborationUse (0 1); -- source Classifier
substitution : Substitution (0 *); -- source Classifier
templateParameter : ClassifierTemplateParameter (0 1); -- source Classifier
useCase : UseCase (0 *); -- source Classifier
elementImport : ElementImport (0 *); -- source Namespace
importedMember : PackageableElement (0 *); -- source Namespace
member : NamedElement (0 *); -- source Namespace
ownedMember : NamedElement (0 *); -- source Namespace
ownedRule : Constraint (0 *); -- source Namespace
packageImport : PackageImport (0 *); -- source Namespace
package : Package (0 1); -- source Type
visibility : VisibilityKind (1 1); -- source PackageableElement
owningTemplateParameter : TemplateParameter (0 1); -- source ParameterableElement
isLeaf : Boolean (1 1); -- source RedefinableElement
redefinedElement : RedefinableElement (0 *); -- source RedefinableElement
redefinitionContext : Classifier (0 *); -- source RedefinableElement
clientDependency : Dependency (0 *); -- source NamedElement
name : String (0 1); -- source NamedElement
nameExpression : StringExpression (0 1); -- source NamedElement
namespace : Namespace (0 1); -- source NamedElement
qualifiedName : String (0 1); -- source NamedElement
templateBinding : TemplateBinding (0 *); -- source TemplateableElement
ownedComment : Comment (0 *); -- source Element
ownedElement : Element (0 *); -- source Element
owner : Element (0 1); -- source Element

Constraints:

Signature: visibility() : Boolean;
Description: The visibility of all features owned by an interface must be public.
Expression: self.feature->forAll(f | f.visibility = #public)

Operations:

No additional operations.



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