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How to: Add Comments to Class Diagrams

You can use comment shapes to annotate class diagrams. A comment shape has one property, Text, into which you can type text. Comment shapes exist only on the diagram surface and not in code.

A comment resides on the class diagramview in Class Designer; if you open a second class diagram onto the same project, comments you created in the first view are not visible. If you delete a diagram, all the comments it contained are also deleted.

You can resize a comment shape but you cannot change other aspects of its appearance, such as its background color, font, or font size.

To add a comment

  1. Drag a comment from the Class Designer Toolbox onto the class diagram.

  2. Click in the new comment shape on the diagram and type the text you want.

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