Peter on UML Tools Extensibility

My esteemed colleague Peter Provost – whom I consistently fail to convince that I’m not into process engineering 😉 – has the first in what I’m sure will be a very informative series on extending the UML designers in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition   Technorati Tags: UML,Visual Studio 2010,Ultimate Edition

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DTE and T4 – Better Together

A couple of folks out there have put together some really neat T4 templates that use the host-specific flag and then access Visual Studio’s DTE object model to read state from other code in the project and use that as metadata for code generation. Daniel Vaughan started out with a  nice post on using DTE…

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T4 and Silverlight in Visual Studio 2008

Colin Eberhardt has a nice article on The Code Project walking through using a small textual DSL encoded in XML to define a set of dependency properties and then using that as a data source for T4 to generate all of the necessary boilerplate code. Apart from being intrinsically cool, he’s also doing this in…

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ASP.Net MVC T4 Updates

Couple of newsworthy T4 links for the wildly popular ASP.Net MVC framework.   This one is from July but I hadn’t spotted it – David Ebbo has a new version of his T4MVC set of templates for view generation.   Space Invader Zim (nice name) has a walkthrough of an extension to the standard templates…

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Peter Vogel on Code Generation

There’s a fun interview with Peter Vogel on the subject of Code Gen on the ever-popular .NET Rocks talkshow.  He’s got a new code gen book coming out and in the interview he says he’s going to have an “expansion pack” for the book to cover T4. Can’t wait for that. You can find the…

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T4 Templates for SharePoint

For all you SharePoint heads out there, Waldek Mastykarz has a couple of neat articles on generating some of the various config files that control a SharePoint instance using T4: Visual Studio T4 template for SharePoint Solution (DDF) Visual Studio T4 template for SharePoint Feature Definition (Feature.xml) Generate your own SPBuiltInFieldId class Enjoy Technorati Tags:…

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WPF, DSL in Visual Studio 2008

Although data-binding to WPF is a feature of DSL Tools in Visual Studio 2010, that hasn’t stopped our vibrant community from hacking away to get results today with VS2008. Have a look at this selection of posts: Using WPF As The Designer Surface In DSL Tools Provide an improved user experience to your DSL’s Both…

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Tangible T4 Editor

I’ve been remiss generally in not blogging while we’ve been heads down on Visual Studio Beta1, but never more so than in respect of another T4 Editor that’s recently become available. The good folks over at Tangible Engineering have been releasing several versions of their T4 Editor for Visual Studio 2008 and now have released…

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DSL Tools 2010 Beta1 Launches!

Jean-Marc announced today that the latest new beta version of DSL Tools launched today hot on the heels of the recent Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 SDK beta releases. The team is really proud of all the great features we’re shipping in this release.  I hope you enjoy them too. From Jean-Marc’s blog: Different…

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Customizing Generated Resources in DSL Tools

Most of the code we generate with DSL Tools is pretty agnostic about its location or the filename you use for the template or the generated output. The one exception to this is the generated resource file (usually a pair called DomainModelResx.tt/DomainModelResx.resx) The reason this puppy is a little more sensitive is that the output…

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