First Look at the Class Designer

In Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft has added a new tool called the Class Designer. This now workspace and toolbox can be found in most of the editions of non-free versions Visual Studio 2005.

The Class Designer allows you to graphically create classes and show the relationships among them. Using this tool, you can create the initial foundation of your program without first jumping into code. This can help you build cleaner designs and smoother relationships.

In this first video on the Class Designer, you will learn how to start the class designer and begin working with it. Using primarily "drag & drop" and the right click of your mouse, you'll discover how to create your first class with fields, properties, methods, and more. The example used is kept simple to illustrate the tool. You'll find, however, that applying the tool to more complex, real-world scenarios will work in a very similar manner.



About the Author

Bradley Jones

Bradley Jones, in addition to managing CodeGuru, Brad! oversees the Developer.com Newtwork of sites including Codeguru, Developer.com, DevX, VBForums, and over a dozen more with a focus on software development and database technologies. His experience includes development in C, C++, VB, some Java, C#, ASP, COBOL, and more as well as having been a developer, consultant, analyst, lead, and much more. His recent books include Teach Yourself the C# Language in 21 Days, Web 2.0 Heroes, and Windows Live Essentials and Services.
Google+ Profile | Linked-In Profile | Facebook Page

Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Live Event Date: December 11, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT Market pressures to move more quickly and develop innovative applications are forcing organizations to rethink how they develop and release applications. The combination of public clouds and physical back-end infrastructures are a means to get applications out faster. However, these hybrid solutions complicate DevOps adoption, with application delivery pipelines that span across complex hybrid cloud and non-cloud environments. Check out this …

  • On-demand Event Event Date: October 29, 2014 It's well understood how critical version control is for code. However, its importance to DevOps isn't always recognized. The 2014 DevOps Survey of Practice shows that one of the key predictors of DevOps success is putting all production environment artifacts into version control. In this webcast, Gene Kim discusses these survey findings and shares woeful tales of artifact management gone wrong! Gene also shares examples of how high-performing DevOps …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds