Activity Diagram - Frame Notation and Parameters

This section describes the Activity Frame Notation used in a UML Activity Diagram. An Activity Frame Notation provides a boundary to enclose all actions and objects of the activity.

An Activity Frame Notation is a graphical notation used in a UML Activity Diagram to provide a boundary to enclose all actions and objects of the activity.

An Activity Frame Notation is drawn as a large rectangle with rounded corners. The activity name, input parameters and output parameters are written near the top left corner of the rectangle.

Object Notations representing input parameters and output parameters can be placed on edges of the rectangle.

For example, the "Bubble Sorting" activity requires an input parameter, an unsorted list, and an output parameter, a sorted list. This activity can be drawn with an Activity Frame Notation in a UML activity diagram as shown below:
UML Notation Shape - Activity Frame and Parameters

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

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