Designing Applications with Application Designer 

Application Designer provides a designer surface for designing, configuring, and connecting applications that provide or use services. Using these application definitions, you can then compose application systems and then evaluate their deployment.

In This Section

Overview of Application Designer

Provides an overview of Application Designer and the main tasks you can perform using the designer.

How to: Create Application Diagrams

Describes how to begin designing applications by creating a solution with a blank application diagram.

How to: Add Application Diagrams to Solutions

Describes how to add an application diagram to an existing solution.

Reverse-Engineering in Existing Solutions

Contains topics about reverse-engineering existing solutions to make Distributed System Designers available for application projects in your solution.

Defining Applications on Application Diagrams

Contains topics about designing applications on the application diagram.

Defining Endpoints on Applications

Contains topics about defining endpoints on applications.

Defining Communication Pathways on Application Diagrams

Contains topics about configuring connections between applications on application diagrams.

Implementing Applications on Application Diagrams

Contains topics about implementing applications to continue defining them in code.

Troubleshooting Application Diagrams

Describes and helps resolve issues that can affect application diagrams and other distributed system diagrams.

Getting Started with Distributed System Designers

Introduces Distributed System Designers, common tasks performed across designers, accessibility information, and walkthroughs.

Designing Application Systems with System Designer

Introduces System Designer, which you can use to design application systems composed from applications or other systems.

Representing Datacenters with Logical Datacenter Designer

Introduces Logical Datacenter Designer, which you can use to create logical representations of target datacenters.

Evaluating System Deployment with Deployment Designer

Introduces Deployment Designer, which you can use to evaluate deployment of application systems.

Designing and Viewing Classes and Types

Introduces Class Designer, which you can use to visually design classes.

Common Tasks Across Distributed System Designers

Describes common tasks performed across Distributed System Designers.

Distributed System Designers in Team Environments

Contains guidance for working with Distributed System Designers in a team environment.

Distributed System Designer Walkthroughs

Provides walkthroughs of core tasks performed using Distributed System Designers.

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