Specifying a provided interface

In UML modeling, you can specify the services that instances of a component offers to their clients.

Before you begin

A diagram must be open in the diagram editor and it must contain at least one component and one interface.

About this task

To specify a provided interface, in the diagram editor, click an interface and drag it over the Provided Interfaces compartment of the component.


If the component is showing the external view, the provided interface is displayed as a ball attached to the component shape. If the component is showing the internal or class view, the interface is displayed in the Provided Interfaces compartment.