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IBM Rational Rose Developer for Visual Studio

by IBM Rational Software - Product Type: Add-In / Application

A UML based, model-driven development tool for Microsoft Visual Studio developers and teams. IBM® Rational Rose Developer for Visual Studio is a full visual-modeling environment based on UML which speeds up development and supports round-trip engineering. The Visual Basic language support add-in enables Rose to model and generate code for applications written in Visual Basic whilst the Visual C++ language support add-in enables Rational Rose to model, generate, and reverse engineer code for applications written in Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0.

IBM Rational Rose Developer for Visual Studio jump-starts the development process and supports round-trip engineering generating Visual C++ or Visual Basic code from your models.

IBM Rational Rose Developer for Visual Studio:

  • Offers a leading modeling environment based on the industry-standard Unified Modeling Language (UML) 1.x, which provides a common modeling language for the team to enable the creation of quality software faster
  • Enables more granular management and use of models through its separately controllable model components feature
  • Supports Analysis, ANSI C++ and Visual C++ patterns, based on "Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software"
  • Features C++, ANSI C++, CORBA, Visual C++ and Visual Basic round-trip engineering and language support with configurable model-to-code synchronization
  • Integrates with Visual Studio 6 (for Visual Basic 6), any SCC-compliant version control system, including IBM Rational ClearCase, and other Rational lifecycle development tools; limited integration with Visual Studio 2003 and Visual Studio 2005
  • Provides UML modeling for database designs through Rational Rose C++, with the ability to represent the integration of data and application requirements through logical and physical designs
  • Includes Web publish models and reports to improve communication across the extended team


IDE Integrations

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6 (VB6)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 (MSVC++)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (MSVC++)


  • Class, Component, Deployment, Sequence, Statechart, Use Case
  • Collaboration
  • Physical Storage / Deployment

Domains – Windows

  • UML 1.x
  • Visual C++ 6.0
  • ANSI C++ (Rose C++)

Model-Driven Development

  • Patterns

Team Support

  • Merge Changes
  • Repository / CM

Documentation / Reporting

  • SoDA Integration
  • Print Diagrams
  • Web Publishing and Report Generation

Process Guidance

  • RUP for Systems Engineering support

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