PowerToys for the Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer and Distributed System Designers


[by:Dmitriy Vasyura | Class Desiger Team]

We’ve
published a set of set of add-ins which augments existing functionality in the
Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer and the Distributed Systems Designers. The
Design Tools Enhancements add-in provides a common set of features that can be
used by both the Class Designer and the Distributed System
Designers
, such as pan/zoom window and rich formatting commands.
The Class Designer Enhancements add-in provides additional functionality for the
Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer, such as HTML export and nested type creation
commands. This download includes all necessary source code and a Visual Studio
project template for creating your own add-ins for the Visual Studio 2005
designers.

 

The
installer and source code are available for download from gotdotnet workspace. The
installation requires the Beta2 version of Visual Studio 2005 installed on the
machine
.
You can use the Class Designer MSDN forum or
discussion boards in the workspace to post any
questions/feedback on the add-ins.

 

Here is
a list of features provided by the add-ins (you can find more detailed
description in the documentation installed by the download):

Design
Tools Enhancements

Diagram
Search

Formatting
Commands

Floating
Property Grid

Pan/Zoom
Window

Design
Surface Scrolling Improvements

Create
Comments with Double-Click

Design
Surface Grid

Class
Designer Enhancements

Export
Diagrams for Web

Display
Xml Comment Command

Documentation
Tool Window

Filtering
Appearance

Filtering
Lines

Filtering
Members

MSDN
Help on System Types

Fast
Navigation

Interface
Lollipop Labels Commands

Inheritance
Visualization Commands

Show
Type Command

Association
and Inheritance Line Dongles

Create
Tests Command

Type
Creation Commands

Add
Member Commands

Synchronization
with Code Definition Window

View
Class Diagram Command Improvements

Creating
Custom Add-ins

Enjoy!


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