Visual Designers in Visual Studio 2010

By Andrew Moore

Part of Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Visual Studio 2010 comes with many visual designers to make creating reports, designing classes, designing user interfaces, and modeling data extremely simple and intuitive. The following table lists each designer and describes what you create with it.

Designer What You Can Do with It
Class Designer Model classes using a class diagram
Crystal Reports Designer Create Crystal Reports reports
DataSet Designer Create typed DataSets
Project Designer Manage project settings in a centralized place
Report Designer Create SQL Server Reporting Services reports
Web Forms Design user interfaces for ASP.NET Web sites
Windows Forms Design user interfaces for Windows applications
XML Designer Create and edit XML schemas