If you have used any of the software factories from patterns & practices and are interested in using them in Visual Studio 2010, this post is for you. Get the latest releases of the following projects:
Even though the goal of this work was to make sure you didn't have to wait any longer than necessary to use these in VS 2010, we were still able to fit in a number of nice changes. Many of the known bugs and work-arounds have been addressed. Here are a few of the changes that were made across all of these projects:
patterns & practices on MSDN is a great place to start. Consider these pages home for these projects even though they also have resources on CodePlex and the Visual Studio Gallery.
If you have questions, or are interested in the source code or CHM documentation, each of these factories has a site on CodePlex.
Web Service Software Factory on CodePlex
Web Client Software Factory on CodePlex
Smart Client Software Factory on CodePlex
GAX Extensions Library on CodePlex
Discussions about GAT/GAX happen on the Guidance Automation Toolkit Forum on MSDN. If you're just not sure where to ask the question, please use the patterns & practices General Discussion Forum on MSDN. We're looking forward to hearing about your experiences.
Don, p&p team member