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In a use case diagram, the uses relationship UML Uses shape iconbetween two use cases indicates that an instance of use case A will also include behavior as specified by use case B. The arrowhead in the Uses relationship shape points toward the use case being used.

Name a uses relationship and add other property values

Open the element's UML Properties dialog box by double-clicking the icon that represents the element in the tree view or the shape that represents the element in a diagram.


Control which property values display on a shape in a diagram by right-clicking the shape, and then clicking Shape Display Options. In the UML Shape Display Options dialog box, select and clear options to display or hide property values.

Control which property values are displayed on the uses relationship

Right-click the shape, click Shape Display Options, and then select or clear options to show or hide values.

Navigate to other views of a uses relationship

Right-click the shape, click Views, select the view you want, and then click OK.

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