Domain Specific Languages (DSL Tools) designers, extensions for UML and Layer designers. It also features Code Index build tasks.
By using this SDK, you can build your own graphical or form-based designers.
The Visual Studio 2012 Visualization and Modeling SDK includes:
New! Build tasks to manage the Code Index. This will allow you to integrate the code index used in the Dependency Graph with your build.
Project templates that help developers create graphical or Form-based (Windows.Forms and WPF) designers hosted in Visual Studio for viewing and editing models for a custom Domain Specific Language.
Project templates that help developers create extensions for the Architecture Tools in Visual Studio Ultimate
MSBuild tasks that allow you to do generate textual artifact at build time for any use of T4
Reference assemblies and IntelliSense documentation for the DSL tools runtime, which ships with Visual Studio 2010
A migration tool helping DSL authors who were using the Visual Studio 2010 SDK to migrate their existing designers to work with Visual Studio 2012 RC
Header files containing Command IDs for the graphical designers and the architecture tools (UML designers, Layer designer)
The SDK is no longer included in the Visual Studio SDK, but does require it to be installed first. The Visualization and Modeling SDK is installed as an overlay of Visual Studio and the VSSDK. It is now a separate install so that it can updated independently