#762 – Creating a Class Diagram Containing Types in the .NET Framework

You typically create a class diagram in a project for the custom types that you’ve created in that project.  You can also include types on a class diagram that come from assemblies that your project references, including the .NET Framework itself.

To add elements to a class diagram representing types in the .NET Framework, do the following:

Add a new class diagram to the project.  (Right-click on project, select AddNew Item, then select Class Diagram).

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Switch from Solution Explorer to Class View and expand Project References until you find a namespace or type that you want to look at.

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Left-click and drag the selected namespace onto the class diagram.  All types from that namespace will show up on the class diagram (initially zoomed out).

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You can zoom in and expand types to see more details.

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