VS ALM March 2011 Library Updates and New VS SP1 Content


This month’s continuous publishing release of the MSDN Library includes content for the release of VS 2010 SP1.

VS2010 SP1

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 has been released. In this release we addressed some of the most requested features and top voted issues from our customers.

Library Updates

We’ve also continued to work on VSALM content that is not directly related to SP1. Here are the highlights:

Installing Team Foundation Components

T4 Text Templates and Code Generation

  • Using template inheritance, you can factor the common parts of your templates into an abstract template. We’ve improved the inheritance examples in T4 Template Directive.
  • From a text template, you can access the template processing host, such as Visual Studio. We’ve gathered the information about that into Accessing the Host from a T4 Template.
  • The best way to invoke text transformation from inside a Visual Studio extension is to access the text templating service. This is explained in a new topic, Invoking Text Transformation in a VS Extension.
  • Guidelines for Writing T4 Text Templates has been extended with more tips and good practice.
  • Design Time templates are those you use to generate code in your Visual Studio project. Run-Time templates are templates are those that you call in your application to generate any text.
  • We’ve made that distinction more clear in all the text template topics.
  • You can now find topics about T4 Template Directives more easily, because we have broken out each standard directive into its own separate topic.
  • We have restored method descriptions that were missing from some types, such as ITextTemplating.

Extending UML Models and Diagrams

Visualization and Modeling SDK (DSL Tools)


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