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Visual Studio Extension: Save UML diagram as image

Posted By: DigiMortal     Posted Date: September 03, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
I am auditing one big legacy application. I use Visual Studio 2010 modeling projects to visualize the design of this legacy application. When I wanted to get my UML diagrams to image files so I can insert them to documents I found no option for it. As it turned out we have to write extension for modeling projects and deploy it as Visual Studio 2010 extension. Here is the installer and source package of my UML.SaveAsImage extension. UML.SaveAsImage.zip VS2010 solution | 48KB UML.SaveAsImage.Install.zip VSIX insaller | 4KB I still cannot believe that we need to write extensions to get our UML diagrams to image files but okay, it's done now and let's say - problem is solved. At least this one. In my work I used code example by Cameron Skinner. He has very good blog posting titled as Save a diagram to Image File. Here are steps how I wrote this extension. 1. Create new Layer Designer Command Extension project As a first thing you should create layer designer command extension project. If you don't have support for modeling projects you should take more powerful edition of Visual Studio 2010. Name it your project as you like and click OK. 2. Add functionality to Command class You can find Command class from your new project. This class is created by default. Here is the modified code from Cameron Ski

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