VS ALM March 2011 Library Updates and New VS SP1 Content
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