How to get a unique name for connectors across a whole model?

Joeul asks an interesting question in his forum post. reference relationships’ names are not normally unique across the whole model, but only to the 2 elements they link. How to change this behavior? Here is how to do to get unique name for reference relationships across the model. This is also the opportunity of explaining…

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I just fixed a bug in the DslDesignerExtensionForModelBus sample

After my attention was drawn by a question on the forum (StateKind Enumeration), I discovered a bug in the DslDesignerExtensionForModelBus sample. Apparently there is no relationship between a problem on the DSL Tools Lab, and the DslDesignerExtensionForModelBus. Well, there is: the extension is always there (if it is active), and monitors your model changes in…

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How to: Deploy the XML schema describing the serialization of your DSL?

The problem If you build a DSL and deploy it on a different machine by double-clicking on a VSIX, everything should be fine, except that you will get warnings "Cannot find a schema…" each time you open an instance of your DSL. This is because the XML schema file generated by the DSL tools cannot…

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What’s new in T4 in Visual Studio 2010

Gareth posted a list of new features for T4 in Visual Studio 2010: http://blogs.msdn.com/garethj/archive/2010/04/15/what-s-new-in-t4-in-visual-studio-2010.aspx

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A new sample of why and how to extend the DslDesigner … but also a way of enabling the Modelbus in your DSL.

Along with our RTM version of the Visual Studio Visualization and Modeling SDK, we have posted a new sample on the Code Gallery site:  DslDesigner extension for Modelbus authoring How to build the modelbus tool? Download the DslDesigner extension for Modelbus authoring sample zip file from the code gallery Unblock the zip file Extract all…

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What happens when you unfold a new designer with VS2010 VsVm_Sdk RTM? T4-MsBuild in action!

Unfolding a new Dsl In the RTM release of the Visualization and Modeling SDK, when we unfold a new designer, it really no time, and this is because you no longer need to wait for the text templates to be transformed. If you look in the GeneratedCode folders of the Dsl or DlsPackage projects, you’ll…

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The RTM version of the Visual Studio Modeling and Visualization SDK is now available

We just released the RTM version of the Visual Studio Visualization and Modeling SDK (VsVm SDK), which is the successor for the DSL Tools.   You can: download it from the download page. View the MSDN documentation in the MSDN library. There is one set of page for the DSL Tools (Visualization and Modeling SDK…

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Where has the Dsl Designer gone?

In the VSSDK for Visual Studio 2008, (as well as in the DSL SDK for VS2010 Beta1) the DslDefinition.dll and the DslDesigner.dll were GAC-ed, and the included templates were located in %Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SDK\VisualStudioIntegration\Tools\DSLTools\TextTemplates (along with the solutions to unfold in %Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SDK\VisualStudioIntegration\Tools\DSLTools\SolutionTemplates) Where are they gone in…

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The Visual Studio Visualization and Modeling SDK RC (DSL SDK RC) is available for download

I make a short break during my vacations to announce you that the DSL SDK is now part of the Visual Studio Visualization and Modeling SDK. The Visual Studio Visualization and Modeling SDK (in short VsVmSdk) contains both the DSL Tools SDK, (what we named DSL SDK in Beta1 and Beta2), and some content related…

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