Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Generating code with T4, part of Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training.
Visual Studio includes a code generator that creates files from a simple…template definition.…It has an awkward name;…it's known as the Text Template Transformation toolkit.…Most of us just call it T4.…I am inside Visual Studio, and I have opened the CodeGenWithT4 project.…Let's think about what we are going to do for a minute.…I have code that I write over and over again that has some replaceable bits.…So what I am going to create is a scaffolding of the basics of my code, and then…I am going to have these little replaceable parts that the code generator will…replace on my behalf.…
To create this code template, I need to add a T4 template, by right-clicking and…choosing Add > New Item. And I'll type in "template" in the Search dialog and…pick this simple Text Template right here, and then I am going to call this one…SimpleDemo and click Add.…I get warned by Visual Studio that this template may harm my computer.…I am going to go ahead and risk it by clicking OK.…At the top of this template is some instructions of what to build.…
- Creating a Visual Studio project
- Building the user interface
- Binding to an RSS feed
- Coding with IntelliSense
- Creating rich Internet applications with Silverlight
- Building Windows applications with Windows Forms
- Integrating with SQL Server
- Working with Microsoft Office applications
- Understanding extensibility in Visual Studio
- Working with data, ADO.NET and datasets
- Using source control
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Which edition of Visual Studio 2010 do I need to follow along in this course?
A: The course is taught with Visual Studio 2010 Professional, but can also be used with the Premium or Ultimate editions. The Express editions of Visual Studio, including Visual Basic 2010 Express, Visual C# 2010 Express, and Visual C++ Express, are not covered in this course.
Q: I'm attempting to download the exercise files for this course, and my virus protection is blocking me from unzipping the downloaded file. Are the files corrupted?
A: The alert is a false-positive message. Your antivirus software is detecting the active code included in the exercise files, which in some ways resembles viral code. There is nothing to be alarmed about and you can ignore the warning. This is common among coding courses and environments.
1. Getting Started
2. Exploring the Visual Studio Workspace (IDE)
3. Building a Simple Application
4. Exploring the Code Editors
5. Working with Code
6. Understanding the Project Types
7. Digging Into Your Data
8. Debugging Your Application
9. Testing Your Application
10. Deploying Your Application
11. Working with Source Control
12. Integrating with Microsoft Office Applications
Making an Excel 2010 add-in5m 21s
13. Extending Visual Studio
14. Configuring Your Application
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