This month’s continuous publishing release of the MSDN Library includes content for the release of VS 2010 SP1.
Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 has been released. In this release we addressed some of the most requested features and top voted issues from our customers.
- You can download the service pack here.
- The Description of Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 KB article from Microsoft support provides you a detailed listing of the changes.
- To learn how to use the changes in VSALM, see the What’s New in Service Pack 1 (SP1) in the MSDN Library.
We’ve also continued to work on VSALM content that is not directly related to SP1. Here are the highlights:
- YouTube! Tim is premiering his screencast for installing SQL Server for TFS at his blog.
- Manually Installing SharePoint Products for Team Foundation Server now includes instructions for installing and configuring MOSS 2010 for Team Foundation Server 2010.
- Using template inheritance, you can factor the common parts of your templates into an abstract template. We’ve improved the inheritance examples in T4 Template Directive.
- From a text template, you can access the template processing host, such as Visual Studio. We’ve gathered the information about that into Accessing the Host from a T4 Template.
- The best way to invoke text transformation from inside a Visual Studio extension is to access the text templating service. This is explained in a new topic, Invoking Text Transformation in a VS Extension.
- Guidelines for Writing T4 Text Templates has been extended with more tips and good practice.
- Design Time templates are those you use to generate code in your Visual Studio project. Run-Time templates are templates are those that you call in your application to generate any text.
- We’ve made that distinction more clear in all the text template topics.
- You can now find topics about T4 Template Directives more easily, because we have broken out each standard directive into its own separate topic.
- We have restored method descriptions that were missing from some types, such as ITextTemplating.
- There are new code samples that show how to extend UML models in Visual Studio Ultimate:
- UML: Link elements to diagrams, files and other elements.
- Use cases, classes, activities, and any other element on a UML diagram can be linked to another element, UML diagram, or any other file. The user can drag the target item onto the element. Open the linked item by double-clicking.
- UML: Align Shapes command.
- Demonstrates how to write code to manipulate the shapes on a UML diagram.
- UML: Color classes by stereotype.
- Shows how to extend UML by using rules that can respond to changes in the model.
- UML: Domain Modeling features – default binary associations
- Helps you to draw domain models more conveniently by creating non-directional associations by default.
- UML: Profiles XSD and Stereotypes
- This sample includes the XSD for UML profiles. It also demonstrates how to write code that applies stereotypes to UML elements.
- Customizing Presentation on the Diagram
- There are now separate topics on: