Tim Fischer's .NET Blog

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  • Blog Post: Enterprise Apps in Windows Azure - Calling the Internet Service Bus (.NET Services from Azure)

    In the last days I implemented a typical enterprise cloud app on Windows Azure. WARNING: Beyond this step no Hello World scenarios! Watch your step! The scenario is based on the famous TimeTracker SL3 Sample which you can find in the Expression Gallery. It is a vendor management system where I can track...
  • Blog Post: How To: Generate Code from Team System UML Diagrams in VS 2010 Team System Beta 2 (Update 4)

    UPDATE: You can find an updated description for VS 2010 RTM here Here is the first code-snippet about how to generate code from UML-Diagrams using T4 Text-Templates.  Here are the steps: 1. Create a model project called ModelingProject1.modelproj 2. Insert Classes with properies at the root level...
  • Blog Post: tangible T4 Editor (Alpha) in VS2010 Beta 2 shows up….

    Speedy development – awesome design. With no code changes between Beta1 and Beta 2 the tangible T4 Editor in its current alpha bits form brings light to “.tt” files in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 right from the start. Go get it from the extension manager to start customizing code generation and wizrards...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 shows lots of T4 usage + tangible T4 Editor for VS2010 Beta 1 is available!

    As Somasegar pointed out VS 2010 Beta 1 ships now . VS 2010 Beta 1 includes new Code Generation Features based on T4. In VS2010 Beta 1 T4 is now also used in Entity Framework 4.0 and in the new Modeling Support of the Architecture Edition. Note that VS2010 Beta1 now also brings it's own T4 item templates...
  • Blog Post: My personal View on "Oslo"

    I want to share my personal view on Oslo with you. It's personal as it might not fully be aligned with the official Microsoft Message. I will first look at Oslo repository and associated tools to interact with models stored in the repository. 1. Repository to store metadata (referred to as Model) I have...
  • Blog Post: Info on "How to call GAX-based T4 Templates (that have a Property Directive) from standard T4 Templates" posted by tangible

    GAT/GAX toolkit has been using property directive in Text Templates like this. <#@ template language = " C# " #> <#@ output extension = " .cs " #> <#@ property processor = " PropertyProcessor " name = " ClassName " type = " System.String " #> <#@ property processor = " PropertyProcessor...
  • Blog Post: New T4 "How Do I?"-Videos , new T4 Editor and Online T4 Template Gallery

    As Jean Marc and Oleg pointed out T4 is getting more attention now. Tangible Engineering did now post new T4 How Do I Videos and released another great T4 editor V1.3 that comes with an Online T4 Template Gallery , intellisense and syntax-highlihting and uml-style diagrams in its free edition... Check...
  • Blog Post: Generating a Website from any Database

    Starting with .NET 3.5 SP1 Microsoft provides serious support for automated UI Generation in Web-Scenarios. The Technology behind this is called ASP.NET Dynamic Data and will evolve in the future. Basically the technology reads the meta data from the database model at runtime and generates Web Pages...
  • Blog Post: Software + Services - What is it all about?

    Microsoft recently announced Windows Azure and the Azure Services Platform at PDC. Many of you might wonder how this is related to Software + Services and what the scenarios in which developers benefit most from Azure. First I want to highlight the benefits for Software + Services such as delivering...
  • Blog Post: The .NET Platform Explorer Site and the .NET Solution Wizard

    In Germany we just launched the .NET Platform Explorer Site which has a new Solution Wizard which helps you to find the technologies you need to use to implement a specific application types along with associated trainings and samples and a list of optional features to choose from. Check it out here
  • Blog Post: First Blog Entry

    Hi there, my name is Tim Fischer and I am a .NET Audience Manager with Microsoft Germany. I have been working as a Visual Studio Program Manager for VS 2008 before I joined the German team. Before I joined Microsoft I spend considerable amound of time at a local Visual Studio Partner called tangible...
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