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The Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) expands the capabilities of Visual Studio by allowing architects and developers to run guidance packages, such as those included in Software Factories, which automate key development tasks from within the Visual Studio environment.
The Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT) is a guidance package which allows architects to author rich, integrated user experiences for reusable assets including Software Factories, frameworks, and patterns. The resulting Guidance Packages, composed of templates, wizards and recipes, help developers build solutions in a way consistent with the architecture guidance. In order to use the Guidance Automation Toolkit, you must first install the Guidance Automation Extensions.
· MSDN site: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/aa718948.aspx
· Community Forum: http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/showforum.aspx?forumid=78&siteid=1
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GAX and GAT, IMO are a disaster. More splatter on the wall at this point. It's been available for over a year, yet there are few sample code sites, has never been support from Microsoft (except for a site where crickets can be heard).
Come back and talk to us architects when you've debugged the thing, have provided adequate sample scripts, walkthroughs, etc..
Until then, GAX and GAT are just virii. And good luck trying to actually uninstall this mess.