Runs a transform on a specified text template file from the command line. For more information, see Command-Line Tools for Text Templates.

TextTransform [<options>] <templateName>





Identifies the name of the template file that you want to transform. For more information about how to create a new text template, see How to: Create Text Templates.



-out <filename>

The file to which the output of the transform is written.

-r <assembly>

References an assembly for compiling and running the text template.

-u <namespace>

Imports a namespace for use within the template.

-I <includedirectory>

Provides a directory containing text templates included from within the specified text template.

-P <referencepath>

Provides a directory to search for referenced assemblies specified within the text template or for using the -r option.


Specifies the name, full type name, and assembly of a directive processor that can be used to process custom directives within the text template. The dp option looks like this:

-dp "<ProcessorName>!<ClassName>!<AssemblyName|CodeBase>"


Specifies a parameter that a directive processor can query for as a name/value pair. The directive processor and identifier are optional. This allows parameters to be specified for any directive processor or any instance of a particular directive processor.


Provides help.


TextTransform.exe is located in the <root>\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Text Templating\1.1 directory of your Domain-Specific Language Tools installation.


For more information, see Security of Text Templates.

See Also


Command-Line Tools for Text Templates

Domain-Specific Language Commands

Generating Artifacts Using Text Templates