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    Class Designer: What's new in Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2?

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    There are some really cool features coming online in Class Designer Beta 2 - automatic layout of the diagram, ability to export diagram as an image, display collection associations, display member types, ability to auto adjust the width of the shapes...
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    Class Designer and performance

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    I am interested in finding out if you are finding any major performance issues with Class Designer - especially in creating new diagrams or opening existing diagrams. Currently the time taken depends on the size of the project (and of course on your CPU...
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    What do you miss the most in Class Designer?

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    It has been a couple of months since we shipped Visual Studio 2005 Beta1. A lot of customers have started looking into Class Designer. The initial response has been great. We have also been getting great feedback on features that customers would like...
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    Editing Code through Class Diagrams

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    Currently the Class Designer allows you to edit the diagram (and thereby the code) through in-place editing of type and member names on the diagram. The Class Details Window lets you edit other properties of type members (fields, properties, methods and...
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    Feedback on size of Class Diagrams

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    I would like to get feedback on the typical number of shapes you have in a class diagram - is it 10, 25, 50, 100 that you'll be actively using? The reason for this is that we want to optimize the performance for a typical class diagram while you are in...
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    Information on Visual Studio 2005

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    Someone asked me where they can find more information on learning the new concepts in VC++ 2005. According to the VC++ team, the best one-stop shop for VC++ 2005 info is MSDN dev center: http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc . You'll find links to whitepapers...
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    More info about Class Designer on MSDN

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    Sorry it has been a bit busy the last few weeks getting ready for the Beta 1 release of Visual Studio 2005. Thanks for the great feedback everyone. There is a whitepaper on Class Designer published in MSDN. Here is the link to the article. Cheers,...
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    Short lived and long lived Class Diagrams

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    While building the Class Designer we envisioned two scenarios where a developer would create a class diagram for an existing project. In the first scenario, the diagrams are short-lived. In this case, a developer may want to gain understanding of some...
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    Class Designer in Whidbey and UML

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    The Class Designer is not a UML tool but uses the UML notation where it makes sense. The primary audience for this tool is the Visual Studio developer. The underlying meta-model behind the Class Designer is the CLR Type System and not the UML meta-model...
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    A class diagram image

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    Keith Short , one of the architects in our team, just beat me to putting a Class Diagram image out. You can see a screenshot of the diagram here .
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    Class Designer Feature in Whidbey

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    Hello. My name is Ramesh Rajagopal. I am part of the team that is building the Class Designer - a very cool tool in Whidbey. The class designer tool lets you create Class Diagrams for the static structures in your Visual Studio projects and assemblies...
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