Activity Diagram - Control Flow Notation

This section describes the Control Flow Notation used in a UML Activity Diagram. A Control Flow Notation represents a transfer of execution control from one action to another action.

A Control Flow Notation is the graphical notation used in a UML Activity Diagram to represent a transfer of execution control from one action to another action.

A Control Flow Notation is drawn as a solid line with a line-arrow at one end pointing to the next action. For example, when the "Fill Order" action is ended, the execution control is transferred to the "Ship Order" action. This transfer of execution control is can be drawn as a Control Flow Notation in a UML activity diagram as shown below:
UML Notation Shape - Control Flow

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This UML Tutorial Book

 Introduction of UML (Unified Model Language)

 UML Class Diagram and Notations

UML Activity Diagram and Notations

 What Is an Activity Diagram?

 Activity Diagram - Action Notation

Activity Diagram - Control Flow Notation

 Activity Diagram - Start and Final Notations

 Activity Diagram - Decision Notation

 Activity Diagram - Merge Notation

 Activity Diagram - Fork Notation

 Activity Diagram - Join Notation

 Activity Diagram - Object Notation

 Activity Diagram - Send Signal Notation

 Activity Diagram - Accept Event Notation

 Activity Diagram - Partition (Swimlane) Notation

 Activity Diagram - Frame Notation and Parameters

 UML Sequence Diagram and Notations

 UML State Machine Diagram and Notations

 UML Use Case Diagram and Notations

 MS Visio 2010 - UML Drawing Tool

 References

 PDF Printing Version