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It's a new dawn, it's a new day... it's a OneNote API

Wow, I can FINALLY talk about my new job! I'm proud to say that today the OneNote API went live,...

Author: GarethJones Date: 03/17/2014

What’s new in T4 for Visual Studio 2013?

Visual Studio 2013 Preview has been out for a while now so I thought I should announce the new...

Author: GarethJones Date: 08/28/2013

T4 Debugging – Under The Hood

Hi - my name is Tim Malone and I'm a developer in Visual Studio, working on T4. I began my time at...

Author: GarethJones Date: 07/01/2013

Is your T4 template a composition?

Maybe every T4 template can’t be code poetry, but pretty much anyone who’s using T4 can...

Author: GarethJones Date: 05/31/2013

What’s new with T4 in Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate

I’m a bit quicker off the mark than I was with our Beta as this is my first day back from vacation...

Author: GarethJones Date: 06/04/2012

What’s new with T4 in Visual Studio 11 Beta?

Our beta release has been available for a couple of weeks now, so I thought it was about time I...

Author: GarethJones Date: 04/02/2012

Some nice new getting started with T4 videos

Kalle over at abstractiondev has a nice series of videos getting started with T4 and developing a...

Author: GarethJones Date: 11/29/2011

What's new with T4 in the Developer Preview of Visual Studio 11?

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Author: GarethJones Date: 09/25/2011

DevArt joins the T4 Template Editor Fray

  We’ve now got a third contender in the Visual Studio T4 Editor space.  The good folks...

Author: GarethJones Date: 06/01/2011

Pluralcast Podcast on T4

  A few weeks ago, I recorded a podcast about T4, and how it’s being used inside and outside...

Author: GarethJones Date: 05/06/2011

New T4 blog and new T4 samples

Some of you may have noticed that we’ve launched a new T4 official blog over at...

Author: GarethJones Date: 04/13/2011

Hiring again

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Author: GarethJones Date: 03/25/2011

T4 vs Razor – what’s the skinny?

You might have noticed in the recent storm of Web Tools releases that there’s a groovy new kid on...

Author: GarethJones Date: 03/10/2011

Scaffold your ASP.NET MVC 3 project with the MvcScaffolding package and customize with T4

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Author: GarethJones Date: 01/15/2011

VS2010 SP1: T4 Improvements Summary

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Author: GarethJones Date: 01/14/2011

VS2010 SP1: T4 Template Inheritance Part IV – Regular template inheritance

I promised in the last post that I’d show how to do template extensibility and customization using...

Author: GarethJones Date: 01/04/2011

VS2010 SP1: T4 Template Inheritance Part III – Customizing The Template

Last time, in Part II, I described a highly structured approach to creating and harnessing a...

Author: GarethJones Date: 01/03/2011

VS2010 SP1: T4 Template Inheritance Part II – The Core Template

  Last time, I outlined my scenario – we have a template that produces a very vanilla C# class...

Author: GarethJones Date: 01/03/2011

VS2010 SP1: T4 Template Inheritance Part I – Sample Metadata

We’ve done a bunch of work on T4 in Visual Studio 2010 SP1 to enable template inheritance.  A...

Author: GarethJones Date: 01/03/2011

VS2010 SP1: T4 no longer locks assemblies in memory

I’m pleased to say that we made a few nice improvements to our T4 text templating engine in Visual...

Author: GarethJones Date: 12/11/2010

WCF RIA Services updates T4 Code Generator

  As it’s the Silverlight Firestarter event today, the very cool WCF RIA Services team have...

Author: GarethJones Date: 12/02/2010

Maintenance-Free Mocking for Unit Testing with EntityFramework 4.0

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Author: GarethJones Date: 08/20/2010

Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack with T4 Code Generation

As Jason Zander and Cameron have announced, we've just released the first Feature Pack for Visual...

Author: GarethJones Date: 06/07/2010

What's new in T4 in Visual Studio 2010

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Author: GarethJones Date: 04/15/2010

Oleg on T4-MSBuild Integration

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Author: GarethJones Date: 04/14/2010

Bending T4 to be a textual DSL host

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Author: GarethJones Date: 03/11/2010

Peter on UML Tools Extensibility

My esteemed colleague Peter Provost – whom I consistently fail to convince that I’m not into process...

Author: GarethJones Date: 10/27/2009

DTE and T4 - Better Together

A couple of folks out there have put together some really neat T4 templates that use the...

Author: GarethJones Date: 09/25/2009

T4 and Silverlight in Visual Studio 2008

Colin Eberhardt has a nice article on The Code Project walking through using a small textual DSL...

Author: GarethJones Date: 09/25/2009

ASP.Net MVC T4 Updates

Couple of newsworthy T4 links for the wildly popular ASP.Net MVC framework. This one is from July...

Author: GarethJones Date: 09/25/2009

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...

Author: GarethJones Date: 09/25/2009

T4 Templates for SharePoint

For all you SharePoint heads out there, Waldek Mastykarz has a couple of neat articles on generating...

Author: GarethJones Date: 09/24/2009

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...

Author: GarethJones Date: 09/23/2009

Tangible T4 Editor

I've been remiss generally in not blogging while we've been heads down on Visual Studio Beta1, but...

Author: GarethJones Date: 05/23/2009

DSL Tools 2010 Beta1 Launches!

Jean-Marc announced today that the latest new beta version of DSL Tools launched today hot on the...

Author: GarethJones Date: 05/22/2009

Customizing Generated Resources in DSL Tools

Most of the code we generate with DSL Tools is pretty agnostic about its location or the filename...

Author: GarethJones Date: 05/22/2009

Software Factories Redux

Don has a great post on where the p&p team are going with Software Factories and GAT/GAX. No...

Author: GarethJones Date: 02/28/2009

TellMe Voice Studio Beta1

I just noticed that the good folks over at TellMe (a relatively new bit of Microsoft) have shipped a...

Author: GarethJones Date: 02/06/2009

Clarius take T4 editing to the next level

I see that Clarius have now got to an alpha stage for the next stage of their T4 editing toolset. As...

Author: GarethJones Date: 02/04/2009

More on T4 in ASP.Net MVC

Abhishek from the MVC team has just posted some detailed instructions on using the new T4...

Author: GarethJones Date: 02/04/2009

T4 Adoption continues with ASP.Net MVC Tools

Ok, the big guns are pitching in now :-) Hot on the heels of the tooling for LINQ-to-Entities folks...

Author: GarethJones Date: 01/12/2009

T4 Interview in Redmond Developer News

A couple of months ago, John K. Waters of Redmond Developer News was kind enough to interview Rob...

Author: GarethJones Date: 01/08/2009

DSL 2010 Feature Dives: T4 Preprocessing - Part Two - Basic Design

Lat time we looked at the "WHy" of T4 preprocessing - now let's look at an overview of the how. To...

Author: GarethJones Date: 11/11/2008

DSL 2010 Feature Dives: T4 Preprocessing - Part One - Rationale

Strictly, this isn't a DSL 2010 feature, but a general Visual Studio 2010 feature; T4 is only...

Author: GarethJones Date: 11/11/2008

Nice step-by-step on adding a menu to DSL Tools 2008

Sebastian Talamoni has a nice guide to adding a menu using a vsct file. Technorati Tags: DSL Tools,...

Author: GarethJones Date: 11/11/2008

New DSL Tools lab

Jean-Marc has just released a complete walkthrough of DSL Tools for Visual Studio 2008 aimed at DSL...

Author: GarethJones Date: 11/11/2008

Belated Welcome - Eyal Lantzman

Very poor show of me - I forgot to welcome Eyal Lantzman to the team. Eyal recently joined the team...

Author: GarethJones Date: 11/11/2008

DSL Tools in Visual Studio 2010 - the cat is well and truly out of the bag

So after all the excitement of the PDC, now TechEd Europe is upon us and we're finally talking in...

Author: GarethJones Date: 11/11/2008

Using extension methods in T4 templates

Adam has a groovy post on T4, but he's under the impression that you can't use C# extension methods...

Author: GarethJones Date: 10/29/2008

Another collection of T4 resources

Hot on the heels of all the interest Scott's post has generated in T4, Jon Stonecash has a useful...

Author: GarethJones Date: 10/23/2008

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