[MonoDevelop] T4 add-in

Brett Michael klunket at sent.com
Wed Oct 14 22:13:45 EDT 2009

Thanks for the info - work has caught up with me a bit recently, but I  
am still hoping to be able to cobble something together.


On 13/10/2009, at 3:41 PM, Michael Hutchinson wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Michael Hutchinson
> <m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 3:38 AM, Brett Michael <klunket at sent.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> I'm interested to extend the current T4 functionality in  
>>> MonoDevelop.
>>> However, upon searching for examples of making add-ins, etc, I  
>>> noticed
>>> a couple of plugins where people had used less than optimal APIs,  
>>> etc,
>>> because they didn't know other ones existed.
> Couple of follow-ups to this, for reference:
> VS2010 supports generating partial classes from the T4 files that can
> be compiled into your projects:
> http://www.olegsych.com/2009/09/t4-preprocessed-text-templates/
> This would *very* straightforward to implement in MD using our T4  
> engine.
> Dan Ward has blogged a way to set up a custom tool in MD to invoke the
> T4 generator:
> http://dan.s.wards.ws/2009/10/how-to-execute-t4-text-templates-in-monodevelop/
> -- 
> Michael Hutchinson
> http://mjhutchinson.com

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