Architecture Exploration with VSTA2010

Did some playing today with the Architecture Explorer in 2010, which generates some nice interactive, navigable graphs from code or assembly. I used the Architecture Explorer for different kind of application architectures, actually different kind of UI implementations. Just as I did a while ago with this post Rosario - Architecture Explorer's Dependency Matrix and this very old post Visual Studio 2008 Features: Code Metrics. You can analyze relationships at assembly, class and namespace level... [More]

VS2010 UML Profiles update… C#4.0 dynamic type in DTE

It’s not really a UML Profile update it’s actually more about Visual Studio Addin’s. The UML Profile implementation and functionality in the previouse post I made with the CTP12 bits and that doesn’t work anymore in the current available CTP. Why not? VS Addin’s won’t work anymore… so you need to use a different approach to fire your commands. I explained the use of Addin and the UML Diagrams in this post “Rosario – Create Custom Team Architect UML Diagram-MenuItems ” but for some reason addin’... [More]

VSTA 2010 – UML Profiles [make your own…]

Does anyone have seen that there is the capability to attach UML Profiles to the UML Diagrams in the new CTP..? Just take a look at the property window of the component diagram or use case diagram or any other diagram and you can see that there are 3 out of the box ‘trial’ profiles available. You can find this ‘profiles’ property on the design surface and after selecting one [or more] profiles you get a new property on the shape named ‘Stereotypes’ with values depending on the profile yo... [More]

Three Model Archetypes for Oslo…

It took me several days and a lot of discussions at the PDC to understand the value of “Oslo” and still didn’t get it after the PDC. But, now finally after watching all the session’s / video’s, walking almost all the walkthroughs and after reading the complete documentation, I think I’m there, although still not sure... The piece what confused me was the first demo at the “A Lap around Oslo” session. First a little background. Several weeks ago I made a post about different modeling appro... [More]

PDC Sessions Download

I Like this picture. Found on Flickr [see all photo’s tagged PDC2008]   I was LIVE at the PDC, but haven’t seen that much sessions. Most of the time I was at the VSTS and Oslo Booth, talking/ discussing with a lot of people. Main reason… all the sessions are available for download after 24 hour at Channel9.  So, home at the hotel I started the downloads… To bad KLM flights haven’t got any power plugs in the economy class so I had to find some kind of device which could play vid... [More]

Exposing orchestrations with WCF and headers

[There where still people at work back in Holland, while I was visiting LA to attend the PDC . One who stayed home made a really great solution for the BizTalk WCF Adapter and WSDL Headers. To interesting solution to keep it offline. So, here is a guest post from Ronald Kuijpers. LinkedIn-profile] Recently I was asked to expose an orchestration (or its schemas) using WCF. Due to company standards, the WCF service had to use a custom header for inbound and outbound messages. However, the orchest... [More]