Subclause 9.2defines a generic pattern to expose and configure components. It defines the following principles:

  • A configurable Objectshall contain a folder called SupportedTypesthat references the list of Typesavailable for configuring components using Organizes References. Sub-folders can be used for further structuring of the set. The names of these sub-folders are vendor specific.
  • The configured instances shall be components of the configurable Object.

Figure 54illustrates these principles.


Figure 54– Configurable component pattern

In some cases the SupportedTypesfolder on the instance may be different to the one on the Typeand may contain only a subset. It may be for example that only one instance of each Typecan be configured. In this case the list of supported Typeswill shrink with each configured component.