StereotypeABackgroundColor vs. Stereotype@BackgroundColor

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asked Sep 26, 2016 in Closed bug by JohannesMeier (840 points)
recategorized Sep 28, 2016 by JohannesMeier


to style different types of nodes in class diagrams (classes, abstract classes, enums, interfaces, and annotations), I found the following four skinparams to change the background color of the circles of these node types:



I detected, that StereotypeABackgroundColor changes both abstract classes and annotations. This leads to the following questions:

  • Is it a bug, that StereotypeABackgroundColor changes annotations, too?
  • Is something like Stereotype@BackgroundColor missing to change annotations independent from abstract classes?
  • Or is everything working as desired?

1 Answer

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answered Sep 26, 2016 by plantuml (131,770 points)
selected Sep 27, 2016 by JohannesMeier
Best answer

Thanks for the feedback, it's definitively a bug.

We cannot use @ so we introduce stereotypeNBackgroundColor in last beta :

You can now have:

skinparam stereotypeABackgroundColor red
skinparam stereotypeNBackgroundColor blue

class foo1
enum foo2
annotation foo3
abstract foo4


BTW, the default color for Abstract Class and Annotation is still the same (#A9DCDF)

I think that we should use a different default color for annotation. Any suggestion ? Thanks

commented Sep 27, 2016 by JohannesMeier (840 points)
Thanks a lot for the fast fix and stereotypeNBackgroundColor as new feature! Works fine for me.

Yes, the default color for annotations should be different: What about #E3664A? The light red is a bit stronger than the light red for enumerations (#EB937F).