Architecture Modeling in VS 2010

Microsoft Visual Studio has now become a good Integrated Requirements, and Architecture and Modeling tool by embracing Unified Modeling Language (UML) into VS 2010, thereby making architecture, design, development, and testing seamlessly possible with its IDE. Visual Studio 2010 has support for following UML 2.1.2 diagramming types;

  • Class diagram
  • Sequence diagram
  • Use Case diagram
  • Activity diagram
  • Component diagram
The "Modeling Project" type is used for the architecture modeling. Here Activity and Use case diagrams can be used for requirements modeling. Then Layer diagrams can be used to represent the layered view of the system. If the system is component oriented, subsystems or components are represented using component diagram. Note: Code generation capability is added to the sequence and class diagrams only.