What is the best SVN Ignore Pattern should TortoiseSVN have for a VB.NET solution?
SVN Client Ignore Pattern for VB.NET Solutions
I always add Thumbs.db in as well, because I hate having those files versioned. Probably more of an issue for web developers
this is what I use for C# w/resharper, should work just the same with vb.net:
build deploy */bin */bin/* obj *.dll *.pdb *.user *.suo _ReSharper* *.resharper* bin
OP asked about diagramming views and view dependencies, SQL Management Studio and Enterprise Manager doesn't allow you to diagram views. I can't vouch for the other tools.
The LINQ to SQL designer for Visual Studio does allow you to drop views on the design surface but there isn't a easy way to model the dependencies between the views. I'm not sure which tool has this type of diagramming functionality. You could take a look at Red Gate's SQLDoc tool but it just provides text based output.