Updates and fixes in Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    General discussion

  • The following list describes the updates and fixes in this release for the visualization and modeling tools in Visual Studio 2010 :


    Code Discovery and Validation
    • Crashes that occur with graph navigation are fixed.
    • A scroll-bar UX issue inside the Architecture Explorer’s advanced selection menu is fixed.
    • Temporary files remain after layer validation is run.
    • The "Contained By" action on a C++ folder may cause Architecture Explorer to crash.


    Architecture Tools

    Additionally, Visual Studio 2010 SP1 contains the following improvements:

    • Interaction Messages are now sorted.
    • Backlinks to layer diagram elements from Team Foundation Server work items are now supported.


    • Customize or extend T4 templates by using template inheritance.
    • Use helper libraries with T4 much more easily because T4 no longer locks referenced assemblies in memory.
    • Deploy T4 to your build server for build-time generation.

    To download Visual Studio 2010 SP1:

    For details about updates to the MSDN Library for VS ALM, see

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    Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:48 PM