Last year, I talked about an early build of DSL tools for Visual Studio and put together a simple example for using them.  Recently, DSL Tools Version 1 was officially released as part of the VS 2005 SDK Version 3.

Domain Specific Language (DSL) Tools Version 1 is a set of tools for creating graphical designers hosted in Visual Studio. Using these tools, it is possible to create a fully-functional graphical designer with little or no coding. Then the tools automate the process of packaging the designer in an MSI file for deployment to users’ machines. Also included is a text templating engine, which interprets templates to generate text artifacts from information in models edited using the designers.

For more information, or to download the tools, please visit:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/DSLTools/

 

-David

 

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