Sequence Diagram - Frame Notation

This chapter provides tutorial notes and examples on UML sequence diagram and notations. Topics include introduction to UML sequence diagram; graphical notations to describe object lifeline, communication messages, execution specification, sequence frame, etc.

A Sequence Frame Notation is a graphical notation used in a UML Sequence Diagram to provide a boundary to enclose all messages and lifelines of a communication sequence.

A Sequence Frame Notation is drawn as a large rectangle with a pentagon at the top left corner. "sd" followed by the sequence name are written in the pentagon.

For example, communication message interchanges between a user, a Web browser and a Web server to perform a user login process can be described as a communication message sequence with sequence frame. This frame can be drawn with a Sequence Frame Notation in a UML sequence diagram as shown below:
UML Notation Shape - Sequence Frame

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

UML Sequence Diagram and Notations

 What Is a Sequence Diagram?

 Sequence Diagram - Lifeline Notation

 Sequence Diagram - Message Notation

 Sequence Diagram - Execution Specification Notation

Sequence Diagram - Frame Notation

 UML State Machine Diagram and Notations

 UML Use Case Diagram and Notations

 MS Visio 2010 - UML Drawing Tool

 References

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