Microsoft Visio – missing “include” stereotype

By default in Microsoft Visio “include” is not available in the list of available stereotypes, which is one of the most basic and important element of the Use Case Diagram along with “Uses” and “Extends”. However, Visio lets you add a new stereotype by following these steps:

  1. In your UML model diagram click on UML in the menu/ribbon
  2. Select Stereotype from the menu/ribbon
  3. Click New in the dialog box
  4. A new stereo type would be created with default name set to something like “Stereotype1”
  5. Rename stereotype to “include”
  6. Change base class from Action to Generalisation same as that of “extend” and “uses” stereotypes
  7. Click OK
  8. Add “extends” or “uses” dependency between two cases
  9. Right click the link whose stereotype is to be changed and select properties from the context menu
  10. Change the stereo type from “extends/uses” to “include” defined in the previous steps

Hope this helps folks!

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12 Responses to Microsoft Visio – missing “include” stereotype

  1. Lakhaa says:

    great.. it helped* me a lot… thanks 🙂

  2. Thanks a lot for this great tip, this is exactly what I’m looking for!

  3. Leon says:

    Yes thank you! after endless search this is what i needed!
    Kind regards, Leon

  4. hugoforeyes says:

    Thanks you so much!!

  5. Imran Ullah says:

    Great work!!

  6. Mashako says:

    Thank you very much. 🙂 This helped a lot.

  7. Richard Knaggs says:

    Perfect, thanks!

  8. Sourabh says:

    Thanks a lot. You saved the day 🙂

  9. alaa says:

    Thank you very much

  10. maxwell says:

    god damn! that was great!

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