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Rakesh Namineni has a Weblog

Rakesh Namineni has a Weblog

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Rakesh Namineni owns the Class Designer for Visual C++, and so this is a blog I'll be watching closely. In this first post, Rakesh lays out a lot of important information about this feature, so you'll want to take a look:
What is Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer?
The Visual Studio Class Designer lets you visualize the structure and relationships of classes and other types. Changes made to the visual designer are immediately reflected in code, and changes made to the code immediately affect the appearance of the designer. Members of a type can be visualized as compartments within the type. Members can be added and modified through a tool window called the Class Details Window that accompanies the Class Designer.
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  • How different is it from the previous class views ?
  • I don't know how the previous Class Views were. But the Class View in whidbey and the Class Designer complement each other. The Class View is one of the primary drag source for the Class Designer, in addition to the ToolBox and the Solution Explorer.
    There are visualization actions not well suited for Tree Controls and the user would prefer Class Designer.
  • First, i believe that the Class Designer should be UML compliant . Second
  • First, i believe that the Class Designer should be UML compliant, so that the developers don't need to learn another notation or a subset of UML . Second, i think that anything that makes the structure of the code more visual is always welcome, personally i would love to see some sort of visual debuging, something like Data Display Debugger < http://www.gnu.org/software/ddd/ >
    just my two cents
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