Thursday, 31 July 2008

Microsoft Visual Studio Middle School Power Toy 1.0

Power Toys have been something we expect to see from time-to-time, they often fill in the gaps of functionality the Microsoft development teams didn't get to finish in the release timeframe.

Earlier this week saw the release of a number of power toys for VS2005 and 2008 aimed at the school programmer.  The power toy download includes the following tools;

  • Visual creator for sort algorithms
  • Visually create search algorithms
  • A visual variable declaration
  • Class Designer
  • Function Flow chat

Obviously these tools will be aimed at the lowest common denominator for me the ability to produce a function flow chart showing which functions are called from one process could be very useful.

To download the power toys go to Microsoft Download