Much simpler deployment of DSLs in VS2010

In Visual Studio 2010 you’ll find a new extension manager that makes it much easier to package and deploy extensions to Visual Studio. Pedro has more information: Early Buzz on the VS SDK and Extension Manager, Introducing VS Extension Manager. We’ve exploited this to deploy DSL Tools. Gone has the DSL Setup project which used…

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Speaking at Code Generation 2009

I’m speaking at the Code Generation 2009 conference in Cambridge in June on the topic of Code-Centric or Model-Centric – Approaches to developing software. Jean-Marc is also speaking on What’s new in the DSL Tools and T4 in Visual Studio 2010. I’m really looking forward to going to this conference which is at the cutting…

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T4 Roundup

Gareth has been posting a lot about T4 over the past few months. In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of all his posts, in chronological order. Lots there to get your teeth into. Fun use of T4 to generate strongly-typed web navigation More general-purpose T4 goodness Hanselman gives T4 some love Another collection…

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Migrating DSLs to VS2010 Beta1

When we released DSL Tools for VS2008, the migration story from VS2005 was not great: basically we provided a sheet of manual instructions which led to a fragile and long-winded experience. This time we’ve done a lot better. In the VS2010 DSL SDK Beta1 you’ll find a migration tool that converts your projects and solutions…

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DSL Tools for Visual Studio 2010

It seems that my blog entries and those of some of my colleagues (Steve, Jean-Marc, Gareth) are like London buses: you wait for ages and then three come at once. And I’m definitely the worst offender – that bus which breaks down all the time. Anyway, the reason why we’ve been so lax is that…

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