Guideline: Manifest Dependency
This guideline describes how to use a Manifest Dependency to map design elements to implementation elements.
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UML Icon Implement Dependency has been renamed to Manifest Dependency. Refer to Differences Between UML 1.x and UML 2.0 for more information.

The "manifest" dependency is typically used to model the file or files that are used to implement a design element. This can include source files, or derived executable files.


The use of the "manifest" dependency to explicitly relate Implementation Elements to design elements is optional. Naming conventions often make this mapping sufficiently clear. For example, a common convention is for a design element and the file that implements it to have the same name.