Skinner's Blog

Comments on Visual Studio, Visualizations & Modeling, .NET, and beyond

March, 2010

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Skinner's Blog

My name is Cameron Skinner. I am the General Manager of the Visual Studio Ultimate team here in the Developer Division working at Microsoft.

My team is responsible for delivering features such as Intellitrace, visualization and modeling tools, test impact analysis, code analysis, and the VS debugger, just to name a few.

I'm very interested in establishing a continuous stream of dialog with our customers, this blog being a great tool to enable that conversation!

Cheers,

Cameron

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    Sneak peek at the first “Feature Pack” for VS2010 Visualization and Modeling Tools

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    I’ve been hinting about a number of new capabilities that my team has been working on that are designed to add additional functionality to the bits you will experience in the final VS2010 build due out April 12th. This post will give you the some details...
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    Save a diagram to Image File

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    I’ve been asked a couple of times now about how to save one of our UML diagrams out to an image file. We don’t have a menu item that does that exact thing in the diagrams themselves. We of course support a select-all, copy, then paste which satisfies...
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    Visualizing large code bases with VS2010

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    Chris Lovett has just posted a *great* video on how to manage larger code bases with the new visualization tools in VS2010. He shows techniques on how to use the “Custom…” dialog ( below ) to control how a DGML document is created as well as numerous...
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    XMI Support in VS2010

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    A few folks have pinged me in regards to the fact that I didn’t include XMI Export as part of the first “Feature Pack” I mentioned in this post , and whether or not I just missed or what. No, I didn’t just forget to put it in there, the fact is it’s just...
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    Controlling the DGML Double-Click

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    You folks are making it quite easy to come up with blog ideas. I just sit and wait for questions to come in. If more than one question comes in on the same topic, I’m going to post it! So here’s another. I’ve recently been asked a few times how to control...
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    Recent VS2010 “Visualization and Architecture” Webcast

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    I just recently presented a web cast that went quite well. Unfortunately, the resultant recording of that webcast has suffered from some quality issues. I’ll give you the various links to the webcast, but be forewarned, the audio link is probably your...
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    Layer Diagram templates for P&P Architecture Guide

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    Just wanted to point you all to the availability of a great little VSIX that the Patterns & Practices team has just put up on the VS Gallery. The VSIX, found here , works with the publicly available RC build of VS2010. It adds five Layer Diagram ...
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    Work Item Visualization CodePlex Project

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    Mr. Levinson, one of our MVPs that has really been taking advantage of the new tooling in VS2010 has just made available a code plex project that visualizes Team Foundation Server Work Items using our DGML technology now in 2010. Check it out here . Nice...
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    Announcing the Preview release of “Feature Builder”

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    Today we released the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 Preview for RC on the Visual Studio Gallery .  This power tool helps you easily create rich Visual Studio extensions which you can share with others on the Visual Studio Gallery...
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