Jean-Marc Prieur's Blog

We re-released the VsVmSdk for Visual Studio 2012 RTM

Last Friday, we have re-release the VsVmSdk that was originally released on 8/15. The new version of...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 09/24/2012

Error Migrating some DSL solutions to Visual Studio 2012

As you may know, it is possible to migrate a DSL Project to the current version of Visual Studio...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 08/14/2012

What is new in Visual Studio 2012 RC Visualization and Modeling SDK ?

Last week, we shipped the VsVm SDK RC (Visual Studio 2012 RC Visualization and Modeling SDK). Here...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 06/05/2012

What is new with T4 in Visual Studio 11 Beta?

In case you missed it, Gareth just blogged about what’s new with T4. As you know T4 is independent...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 04/03/2012

More about the Code Index SDK

If you were waiting for more information about the code index SKD, please know that I’ve continued...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 03/13/2012

What is the code index SDK?

The Dependency Graphs in Visual Studio Ultimate are much more scalable … In Visual Studio 2010, we...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 03/01/2012

Announcing the Visual Studio 11 Beta Visualization and Modeling SDK

After we released the  Visual Studio 11 Beta (along with the Visual Studio 11 Beta SDK)...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 03/01/2012

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...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 02/07/2011

New improved documents and sample available

If you don’t know it already, you’ll be pleased to learn that Alan has posted yesterday a news on...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 08/27/2010

Working around a bug in the ProvideCodeGeneratorAttribute

Summary There is a bug in the ProvideCodeGeneratorAttribute, which breaks VSIX deployment because it...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 06/03/2010

Enabling your DSL for MEF extensions

One month ago, I described an extension to the DslDesigner to author modelbus. This is a real life...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 05/17/2010

A nice article from NetFxFactory about using WPF-databinding feature in the DSL Tools 2010

Pascal and Anthony from the NetFxFactory community have just published another great article...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 05/10/2010

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...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 05/01/2010

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,...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 05/01/2010

What’s new in T4 in Visual Studio 2010

Gareth posted a list of new features for T4 in Visual Studio 2010:...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 04/27/2010

An update of the “DslTools Lab” is available for Visual Studio 2010

Alan just published an update of the Visual Studio Visualization and Modeling SDK Lab (DSL Tools...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 04/19/2010

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...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 04/14/2010

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...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 04/12/2010

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),...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 04/12/2010

Where has the Dsl Designer gone?

In the VSSDK for Visual Studio 2008, (as well as in the DSL SDK for VS2010 Beta1) the...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 02/22/2010

DSL designers built from migrated beta 2 solutions might have empty toolbox

Context information about the problem The VSSDK msbuild targets changed between Beta2 and RC so that...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 02/17/2010

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...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 02/11/2010

Domain model libraries

What are Domain Model Libraries One of the new features in VS2010 is the notion of Domain Model...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 12/17/2009

Empty Toolbox for DSL Tools Diagram in experimental hive

There is already a post on the forum, about that, but I feel that I need to communicate a bit more....

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 10/26/2009

We released the DSL SDK for Visual Studio Beta2 this morning

I’m a bit late to announce it, but only now do I find the time to blog: this morning, we released...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 10/21/2009

You are using the DSL Tools? I would like to know you better!

Among other things, I’m preparing my talk to the Development Tools Ecosystem Summit in Redmond...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 10/01/2009

An Article about DSLs and WPF : “Provide an improved user experience to your DSLs”

Pascal Recchia and Anthony Guérot from Mexedge just published a new article: "Provide an...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 09/22/2009

Pre-processed T4 templates

I was going to blog a bit about pre-processed T4 templates, that Gareth already explained a few...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 07/21/2009

Copy / Cut / Paste of model elements

Behavior in previous versions of the DSL Tools In previous versions of the DSL Tools, the...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 07/21/2009

Copy paste to an image

Behavior in previous versions of the DSL Tools In previous versions of the DslTools, when you wanted...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 07/16/2009

Moveable decorators

Behavior in previous versions of the DSL Tools In previous versions of the DSL Tools, such as, in...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 07/16/2009

Sticky toolbox items

Behavior in previous versions of the DSL Tools In previous versions of the DSL Tools, each time you...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 07/16/2009

UI Enhancements in Visual Studio 2010 DSL SDK Beta1

Introduction In the Visual Studio 2010 DSL SDK Beta1, we added a few UI enhancements to the...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 07/16/2009

Pablo Galiano blogs about Visual Studio 10 extensibility and provides samples

Pablo Galiano, from Clarius, has produced some nice content explaining the Visual Studio 10...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 07/14/2009

New sample demonstrating the Domain Model Extensibility

We just published a new sample demonstrating how to extend a DSL after it has shipped. The sample...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 06/26/2009

New Beta1 sample available: ImsLocks.

Today we made a new Beta1 sample available on the Code Gallery...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 06/23/2009

A ModelBus sample is now available !

I’m excited to announce you that we just posted a first DSL SDK 2010 Beta1 sample available from...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 06/01/2009

Announcing the Visual Studio 2010 DSL SDK Beta 1

After the Visual Studio 2010 SDK announcement yesterday, it’s my turn to be excited to announce the...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 05/22/2009

Another T4 editor, by Tangible Engineering

Until now, I have been using Clarius’s T4 editor. However, Oleg recently wrote a post where he...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 04/16/2009

Create XNA 3.0 games from DSLs

Last week, Andre Furtado announced the v0.2 release of SharpLudus. In a few minutes you describe...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 03/09/2009

[DSL Tools] Creating multiple views for a DSL: a solution from the community !

I’m very excited to announce you that Pascal Recchia and Anthony Guerot (2 French MVPs) recently...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 01/26/2009

The DSL Tools Lab is available

We just posted a one-day Lab on the DSL Tools on the Code Gallery :...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 11/10/2008

DSL Tools at TechEd Europe

I am at TechEd Europe in Barcelona. As Stuart explained in DSL Tools in Visual Studio 2010, we have...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 11/10/2008

[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...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 09/03/2008

[DSL Tools] Reference relationships and compartment shapes

Presentation of the problem: Deleting behaviour with compartments representing embeddings Most of...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 08/30/2008

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...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 05/28/2008

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...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 04/15/2008

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...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 04/10/2008

Hello world

I started a few days ago in the Visual Studio Ecosystem team. During my last 19 years I worked in...

Author: Jean-Marc Prieur Date: 04/10/2008