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Designing Classes and Types 

Using Class Designer, you can not only visualize classes and types, but design them as well. The following topics describe how to do this.


When working with the Class Designer, you should inspect the code it emits before executing it in order to verify that the code is appropriate for your security context.

In This Section

How to: Create Types on Class Diagrams

Describes how to use the Class Diagram to create a type.

How to: Define Inheritance Between Types

Explains how to define an inheritance relationship between types.

How to: Inherit from a Generic Type

Explains how to inherit from a generic type with the Class Designer.

How to: Define Associations Between Types

Describes how to define associations in the class diagram.

How to: Visualize a Collection Association in Class Designer

Explains how to define a collection association in the Class Designer.

How to: Apply Custom Attributes to Types or Type Members

Describes how to apply custom attributes in the Class Designer.

Creating and Configuring Type Members

Provides information about creating and configuring type members with the Class Designer.

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