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Some time ago I wrote a post in which I talk about how you can do unit tests over your text templates using the GAX Host. In that example I used a very simple template which receives just a couple of string properties. But it becomes more complicated when you have properties which are complex types ok I know, most probably you're thinking that can resolve ......

Finally, and after a grand effort, we got a final release of GAX/GAT February 2008 Release. Mainly the most important improvements are that now you can use GAX side by side with Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 and now you don't have to do the painful task to unregister all your guidance packages prior to uninstall the previous version of GAX. ......

During this past month I've been working in a new T4 template editor as a part of the SFT. If you're working with dsl or gax you already know, how the editor looks when you try to edit a text template file, it looks like this: So now you can have a fully colorized text editor for your T4 templates like the ASP.NET Vs editor and you can get it now downlaoding ......

Today we shipped the June CTP of the Clarius Software Factories Toolkit, which includes a new version of the Recipe Designer. The main change what I've been working on, is the serialization behavior in order to support round tripping, beside that was an interesting opportunity to work implementing a custom serialization in a Dsl. So now if you change ......

The Software Factories Toolkit June CTP is finally out and the key improvements in this release are: - Recipe Designer with a redesigned user experiencie and round tripping support, so it could uses the .xml recipe files as is. - T4 Templates Editor, an useful editor with colorizing, intellisense and support to preview transformation in design time. ......

Download Sample Package I guess that there are not a best approach to do the tests without a built in support in the T4 template host. Nevertheless in the Web Service Software Factory we did a very first approach of how you could write test units for t4 templates. Suppose that we have a template which the output is a simple class, in the following example ......

Finally the new February CTP of the ClariuS Software Factory Toolkit is out and you can download now, from here. This version includes several new features and some of the key features are the follow: Different Guidance Package Templates, what this means? now when you go to create a new Guidance Package using SFT you will have the possibility to choose ......

Some weeks delayed but is finally out!, this new Febrary 2007 CTP basically has support for Vista and includes another minor bug fixes. The most relevant bug fixes are the follow: Support for Windows Vista Guidance Navigator performance and display improvements Handling of read-only .gpstate files Use of standard system colors in wizards and dialogs ......

Quite a while ago I ran into the issue where I couldn't remove code snippets from VS. It seems that is not enough (using the hard way) with removing the registry key (that's it: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Vis... and the proper snippet file. To do that you should also remove the snippet from ......

It's avalaible at Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista. It includes a lot of bug fixes related with the debugging, profiling and also with web projects using IIS.



There are an easily way to change the position, size and order of the swimlane shapes in your dsl. To do that, you just have to create a partial class of the swimlane that you want to modify its boundary and then override its BoundRules property, like this: Also you must create the BoundRules custom class and override the GetCompliantBounds method which ......

Aaron Skonnard published an article on MSDN Magazine in which gives an overview about the WSSF version 2 and all the related things of this version. You can check the post here. Aaron also published on this past december and another article about WSSF V1 (ASMX) here. http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... ......

I'm glad to announce that after several months of work the Web Service Factory is finally out. This version includes: Designing ASMX and WCF messages and service interfaces. Applying exception shielding and exception handling. Designing business entities in the domain model. Translating messages to and from business entities. Designing, building, and ......

Victor have tagged me, so.. here my 5 personal things... - First, the classic... my first computer was a Texas Instruments 99 which had a *very* big floppy disk reader. I remember that it had a very big cable between the keyboard and the reader. Also I had another computers like Spectrum and the Commodore 64 until that in 1989 when my father bought ......

It's available to download at http://www.winfx.com And it's include Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation. enjoy it.

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