The DSL Tools Lab is available

We just posted a one-day Lab on the DSL Tools on the Code Gallery : http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/DslToolsLab The idea is that, if you complete this Lab until the end, you’ll be able to create your own modeling graphical designers using the DSL Tools technology, and the code generator that will generate code, documentation, configuration files or…

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DSL Tools at TechEd Europe

I am at TechEd Europe in Barcelona. As Stuart explained in DSL Tools in Visual Studio 2010, we have many improvements to the DSL Tools in Visual Studio 2010. If you are interested in the subject, and want to talk about that, come an see me : I’ll be very often on the VSX/VSIP booth…

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[DSL Tools] Support of Nested shapes in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

As one of our customers remembered, we had announced a better support of nested shapes in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 / VSSDK 1.1. But it turns out that on the list of improvement we shipped with VSSDK 1.1, we only talked about the print preview, and not the nested shape feature. This post aims at…

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[DSL Tools] Reference relationships and compartment shapes

Presentation of the problem: Deleting behaviour with compartments representing embeddings Most of the time, in the DSL Tools, you map compartments in compartment shapes to embedding relationships. And then, deleting a compartment item in the compartment shape indeed removes the model element which was displayed as this compartment item, which makes sense.   Deleting behaviour…

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Update from the VSX Tour in Belgium

As you might know, James and I are currently doing a VSX Tour in Europe. James already provided information in his blog about the different steps, in Brussels, Amsterdam, and Munich. For the ones who would be interested in the event in Belgium: Katrien, who welcomed us and took care of us in Brussels, provides…

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My first days visiting the team in Redmond

I’m currently visiting the VSX team in Redmond, introducing myself and meeting everybody. I’ll be there for two weeks. I arrived yesterday afternoon after a 23 hours trip from France, and Ken Levy invited me to a party at Ted Neward‘s house, along with Pablo Galiano  It was a great occasion to speak with MVPs…

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Some of DslFactory’s work explained : (1/4) the VSX Day

As I told you in my previous post, the DslFactory community created a lot of content about DslTools and more generally Visual Studio Extensibility. This content is freely available, although written in French. Most of it is very interesting: For instance, DslFactory organized, on October 16th 2007, in Paris, along with Microsoft France, a complete…

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Hello world

I started a few days ago in the Visual Studio Ecosystem team. During my last 19 years I worked in the French Ministry of Defence building operational analysis software, and simulation applications to make decisions. A few years ago, I started creating a simulation development environment. This is were I got the passion for modelling,…

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