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Can you tell all most fundamental relationship between classes?

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like association Ageneralization so on.
can you give me the difining and examples of the relationships?
the example is decribed with c++!
thanks!
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by:Axter
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Sounds like homework......
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by:madface
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Aggragation (spelling?)

B HAS A C
class C
{
};

class B
{
C myC;
};

Aggregation with multiplicty of 10
class A
{
};

class B
{
A myAs[10];
};

Aggregation with multiplicty of 0 or more using vector container

class A
{
};

class B
{
vector <A> myAs;
};

Generalization
X IS A Y

class Y
{
};

class X : public Y
{
};

Assocation
T Assocates with S

class S
{
};

class T
{
S* theS;
};

sorry my spelling sucks
this is easier to understand if i could show you the diagrams as well
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by:cococut
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to  madface ,can you give me the difining of the relationship and send the diagrams to me ?
why is'nt dependency included?
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by:madface
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Dependencies are very weak relationships between 2 classes
so weak that they are not implemented as varibles but often implemented as parameters for methods
you see this alot in COM

A depends on B

class B
{
};

class A
{
bool
INeedToDoSomething(B aB);
}

do you have rose or ms visual modeler?
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by:cococut
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but if like this:
class A;
class constrainA
{
  list<A> m;
};
class c
{
  constrainA n;
}
can we say c dependency a?

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by:cococut
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now I summarise the relationships!
relationship 1:
aggregation,
class A;
class B;
class C
{
  A a;
  B *b;
};
wo can say that :
A and C is an unidirectional aggregation relationship,C owns A;
B and C is an unidirectional aggregation relationship,C shares B;

to madface :is it right what I said above?
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by:cococut
ID: 6846594
relationship 2:
generalization
class A;
class B:public A
{};
we can say that
A is the generalization of B,
B is the specialization of A;
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by:cococut
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relationship 3:
dependency,
class A;
class B
{
  method(A& a);
};
we can say that
B depends on A

or

class A;
class constrainA
{
 list<A> m;
};
class C
{
 constrainA n;
}
we can say that
C depends on A



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by:cococut
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to madface:

now I am wonderfun that the association relaitonship,
if
class A;
class B
{
  A* a;
};
is A and B  an associatin or aggregation relationship?

another question is :
class A;
class B
{
  A* a;
};
class A
{
  B b;
};
which relationship A and B?
thanks!
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by:cococut
ID: 6846774
to madface:

now I am wonderfun that the association relaitonship,
if
class A;
class B
{
  A* a;
};
is A and B  an associatin or aggregation relationship?

another question is :
class A;
class B
{
  A* a;
};
class A
{
  B b;
};
which relationship A and B?
thanks!
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madface earned 100 total points
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sounds like you want to know more then basic bare bones uml impl.


check this site out it has what you need
http://www.holub.com/class/uml/uml.html
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by:cococut
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thanks!madface!
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