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A Self-Message reflects a new process or method invoked within the calling lifeline's operation. It is a specification of a Message, typically in a Sequence diagram.

Self-Message as Return

It is possible to depict a return from a Self Message call.


To create a Self Message return:

1.Create a second Self Message at the end of execution.
2.Double-click on the Message name to open the Message Properties dialog.
3.Select the Is Return checkbox.

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