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T4 stands for Text Template Transformation Toolkit and is Microsoft's template based text generation framework included with Visual Studio.

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  • Blog Post: What’s new in T4 for Visual Studio 2013?

    Visual Studio 2013 Preview has been out for a while now so I thought I should announce the new goodies in the product for T4 this time around. As the T4 engine is fairly mature now we focused on a couple of scenarios that have been blocked or tricky for customers. I’m sure you’ll agree they are good...
  • Blog Post: What’s new with T4 in Visual Studio 11 Beta?

    Our beta release has been available for a couple of weeks now, so I thought it was about time I updated folks on what’s new for T4 . Everything below is in addition to the features and changes I noted in my previous post, What’s new with T4 in the Developer Preview of Visual Studio 11? OK, here goes...
  • Blog Post: Some nice new getting started with T4 videos

    Kalle over at abstractiondev has a nice series of videos getting started with T4 and developing a rich set of metadata to drive systematic generation. He’s also not afraid to promote his ideas with conviction, which is refreshing these days! Technorati...
  • Blog Post: DevArt joins the T4 Template Editor Fray

      We’ve now got a third contender in the Visual Studio T4 Editor space.  The good folks over at DevArt have joined the race. From their press release: Devart today releases a new powerful Visual Studio add-in for editing T4 templates with syntax highlighting, intellisense, code outlining, and...
  • Blog Post: Pluralcast Podcast on T4

    A few weeks ago, I recorded a podcast about T4, and how it’s being used inside and outside Microsoft with the estimable David Starr , who I happened to meet up with at the recent MVP Summit . You can check it out in the PluralSight Pluralcast blog . Enjoy.
  • Blog Post: T4 Samples

    Hi, my name is Mårten; I am a part of the T4 team. A couple of years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to T4. That event has transformed my way of thinking about programming more than anything else. Using T4, which is a code-generation tool, I have improved my productivity and the quality of...
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