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Code Maps improvements in Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RTM: Code maps now have simpler menus, more intuitive icons, and independent group layout

Amongst the improvements we’ve made to Code Maps in Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RTM are: The icons are now consistent with Solution Explorer and other tools The following screenshot shows a code map in Visual Studio 2015 RC. You can see that, although the nodes are decorated with icons, these are of varying sizes and some are not ...

Code maps now differentiate test projects, and bring code context into map elements

Today Soma announced the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2015. It adds two useful improvements to the Code Maps feature, which can make it easier to create better designs and architectures for your applications. The first improvement is in the way that code maps display and interpret test assets within solutions. The second improvement is ...

Code Map improvements in Visual Studio 2015 CTP6

Code Maps, previously known as Directed Graph Documents, are a great way to visualize the relationships and interdependencies between the components of your applications. They make it much easier to understand the architecture of your (or, even more useful, somebody else’s) application, and where you should start when you need to update the ...

New ways to quickly create a Code Map

Code Maps, previously known as Directed Graph Documents, are a great way to visualize the relationships and interdependencies between the components of your applications. They make it much easier to understand the architecture of your (or, even more useful, somebody else’s) application, and where you should start when you need to update the ...

New whitepapers for migration and security … with more to come

We are pleased to announce two new whitepapers have landed, sharing real-world experience and research feedback. Extracting effective permissions from TFS whitepaper and sample Practical guidance and sample code based on extensive research to address two of the commonly heard requests on Team Foundation Server security:   (1) ...

Filter link types on Code Map

In this post, we're going to walk you through how the new "filter link types" feature on code maps can be used to analyze dependencies and declutter maps when using them to understand the design of code. Analyze dependencies I'm trying to understand the dependencies in my app (the one we've chosen is an internal, experimental tool for ...

Upcoming Changes in Visual Studio Architecture and Design Tools

Introduction This post explains some of our plans for evolving our architecture and design tools in Visual Studio, including new capabilities and changes to existing capabilities that we will be delivering in the next major release and subsequent updates. Although these plans have already been informed by an analysis of usage data and ...

Restrict Team Foundation Build permissions

Do you have code that should be seen by only a subset of members of your on-premises team project collection? Do you use Team Foundation Build (TFBuild)? If so, you must create some custom groups to reduce the risk that unauthorized team project collection members can use a build process to bypass team project permissions. ...

Code Map improvements in Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate Update 3 CTP1

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 CTP1 brings improvements to Code Map and Debugger Map that you have requested via various feedback channels (user voice and connect in particular). In this Blog post I'll present: Improvements with the Debugger map zoom experience Debugger Map In Visual Studio 2013, we introduced Debugger Map, which ...