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Professional UML Using Visual Studio .Net

Professional UML Using Visual Studio .Net

Andrew Filev, Tony Loton, Kevin McNeish, Ben Schoellmann, John Slater, Chaur G. Wu

ISBN: 978-0-764-54376-0

Dec 2002

360 pages

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What is this book about?

If you want to use Visio to create enterprise software, this is the book for you.

The integration of Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect and Visio for Enterprise Architects provides a formidable tool. Visio offers powerful diagramming capabilities, including such things as creating UML models, mapping out databases with Entity Relationship diagrams, and aiding the development of distributed systems. Its integration with Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect means that C# or Visual Basic .NET code can be generated from the UML diagrams, and Visual Studio .NET projects can be reverse engineered to UML models.

For the developer already familiar with UML and looking to get the best out of Visio, the Visual Studio .NET and Visio for Enterprise Architects combination is weakly documented, and the quality information needed to realize the time-saving features of Visio just does not seem to be available, until now.

This book presumes that you are already familiar with the basic concepts of UML notation — this book will not teach you UML. Instead, this book will take you forward into the Visio environment, showing you how to make the most of its software related features.

What does this book cover?

In this book, you'll learn how to

  • Diagram business components in Visio
  • Generate code from a UML model
  • Reverse engineer Visual Studio .NET projects into a UML model
  • Reverse engineer into a UML model without source code
  • Document the project with UML and Visio
  • Design distributed applications with Visio's diagrams
  • Work with Entity Relationship database modeling, and round-trip engineering for database design

Chapter 1: Review of UML.

Chapter 2: A Tour of Visio.

Chapter 3: Diagramming Business Objects.

Deriving Classes from Use Cases.

Chapter 4: Generating Code from the Visio Model.

Chapter 5: Reverse Engineering.

Chapter 6: Documenting the Project.

Chapter 7: Distributed System Design.

Chapter 8: Database Modeling with Visio for Enterprise Architects.


Chapter 5 - Reverse Engineering
All the Diagram and Code Examples
Chapter 3 - Diagramming Business Objects
Chapter 4 - Generating Code from the Visio Model (Employee class)
Chapter 8 - Database Modeling with Visio for Enterprise Architects
ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
391SaveDataSet operation

Under the Adding the SaveDataSet Operation, step 1 should read In the Model Explorer, right-click the DataAccessBase class node and not the DataSet class node.


399Adding Overloaded BusinessObject Operations

The second sentence below the Adding Overloaded BusinessObject Operations heading should read: We will add GetDataSet and SaveDataSet operations rather than: We will add GetDataSet and SetDataSet operations


108Missing Step in Adding Use Case Text

There is a step missing here. After the "Adding Use Case Text.." heading on page 108, the second sentence says "I often find it helpful to add a description of the use case I'm modeling to the sequence diagram". And that is exactly what happens to produce the screenshot on page 109. The description of the use case (which is the numbered list on page 105) is added to the Documentation field. This can then be pasted, etc, as we do on page 108.