UML Class Diagram in 10 Steps Using Microsoft Visio 2010

This article describes how to create a UML Class Diagram in 10 steps. In this article I have created a sample class diagram using Microsoft Visio 2010. So there might be a need of Visio to create it at your end. Though I'll share screen shots that might be helpful to understand UML class diagrams.

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Let's now explore how to create a Class Diagram step-by-step.
create Class diagram
Step 1: Kindly open Microsoft Visio 2010 from Microsoft Office as in the image below:

Microsoft office

Step 2: Please select New and then select Software and the database option from the template categories as shown in the image below:

template categories

Step 3: Kindly select UML Model Diagram from the template option and click OK. Kindly look at the image depicted below for reference.

UML Model diagram

Step 4: You will get a default look and feel after opening the Visio 2010 as shown in the image below:

Visio 2010

Step 5: Select a class option and drag it onto the page as in the image depicted below:

class option

Step 6: I have dragged a class and renamed it to C#Corner. Kindly have a look of the image depicted below:

image

Step 7: Here I created an attribute as AuthorName as private. Kindly refer to the more descriptive image below:

attribute

It will be a string type and looks such as in the image depicted below.

string type

You can create as many as you like.

Step 8: Create an operation as you need. Here I created an operation "AuthorDetails" also shown in the image depicted below:

AuthorDetails

An operation/method will be a public and returns a string. Kindly see the image shown below:

operation

Step 9: There are three main notations that are generally used (public, protected and private) in a Class Diagram; they are “+”, ”#” and ”-“ respectively. It applies both on attributes and operations also.

Step 10: To undetand the three sections of the Class Diagram, kindly see the image depicted below:

Class diagram

I treid to make it simple so anyone can undersratnd. I hope you enjoyed this demonstration:

enjoyed

I hope you enjoyed this and it may help you down the line.


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