22. December 2009 18:49
Instead of booting up Visio and spending hours creating sequence diagrams, Visual Studio 2010 now has a build in feature for creating sequence diagrams!
Being a student, that too often have to make somewhat pointless sequence diagrams, I nearly jumped out of my seat when I saw this feature demonstrated at “best of pdc 09”!
This is how easy it is; right click a method, press “Generate Sequence Diagram…”…
A few seconds later the sequence diagram is created, and in this case the result is:
Should you want to edit the generated diagram then the toolbox gives you the basics for this:
For some this might seem like a useless feature, but it really helps when you need to understand code made by others (and in some cases, save a few hours of Visio work).
A note for students: I am guessing this is an Ultimate only feature, but it seems dreamspark will be offering VS2010 Ultimate so it should be no problem getting it!