If you’re familiar with Enterprise Templates in earlier versions of Visual Studio, GAX may sound familiar…

 

GAX stands for Guidance Automation Extensions in Visual Studio 2005.  GAX toolkit allows architects and developers to create frameworks, components and patterns that help (guide) other developers build solutions in a way consistent with the architecture guidance.

 

Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/teamsystem/Workshop/gat/intro.aspx for an introduction to the Guidance Automation Toolkit, covering concepts like recipes, actions, wizards, templates…

 

To download Guidance Automation Extensions and Toolkit June 2006 technology preview, visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/teamsystem/Workshop/gat/download.aspx.