VS2010 SP1: T4 no longer locks assemblies in memory

I’m pleased to say that we made a few nice improvements to our T4 text templating engine in Visual Studio 2010 SP1 (you can find the beta here). Chief among them is resolving an assembly locking issue that more than a few customers have told us has caused them pain. The most typical cases for…


WCF RIA Services updates T4 Code Generator

  As it’s the Silverlight Firestarter event today, the very cool WCF RIA Services team have released a new version of their toolkit. You can get the general skinny at Jeff Handley’s blog, but the bit that caught my attention was that they have updated their T4 code generator templates. You can get more detail…


Maintenance-Free Mocking for Unit Testing with EntityFramework 4.0

Rab Hallett has a nice tool in the VS Gallery that uses T4 templates to generate mocks for unit-testing EF-based applications Maintenance-Free Mocking for Unit Testing with EntityFramework 4.0   Technorati Tags: T4,Entity Framework,Unit Testing,Mock Objects


Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack with T4 Code Generation

As Jason Zander and Cameron have announced, we’ve just released the first Feature Pack for Visual Studio 2010, the Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack. This pack is available to all MSDN subscribers and among a host of other great features, adds T4-based code generation to our UML static class diagrams.     This add-in works…


What’s new in T4 in Visual Studio 2010

OK, Visual Studio 2010 is well and truly released, so I thought I’d better catalog what goodness is in the box for all you T4 fans out there..   For template authors: Preprocessed templates to allow embedding of template-based generation in arbitrary applications without a runtime T4 dependency. There is a new custom tool, new…


Oleg on T4-MSBuild Integration

The newly released Visualization and Modeling SDK for Visual Studio 2010 includes support for integrating T4 with msbuild. (yay!) The ever-diligent Oleg Sych has the full skinny here.   Technorati Tags: T4,msbuild,Visual Studio 2010


Bending T4 to be a textual DSL host

The estimable MVP and T4 enthusiast, Kathleen Dollard has a new post where she’s using T4’s ability to spit arbitrary text as a host for a textual DSL. She’s set up a small DSL for describing contract interfaces for a MEF framework: new Interface() { Name = “ISearchModelBase”, Scope = Scope.Public, CompositionInfo = { new…