[MonoDevelop] Can MonoDevelop utilise Microsoft DSL SDK and T4 templates

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 20:49:48 EDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 5:45 PM, Stuart Smith
<stuartmartinsmith at btinternet.com> wrote:
> We have an application that is integrated in Visual Studio 2005/2008 and is
> a graphical design tool that generates C++ code. The generated C++ code is
> platform independent and facilitates efficient SMP/Distributed processing
> from the same model.
> We are looking to host this in a Linux environment and wondered if
> MonoDevelop will run with the Microsoft DSL SDK and the T4 templating
> engine. We can take the code that we generate and build/execute under any
> Windows or Posix compliant platform but we would also like to migrate the
> Visual Designer/Code Generator from Windows to Linux as well.

MonoDevelop has a mostly complete OSS reimplementation of the T4
engine, originally for ASP.NET MVC scaffolding, but now pretty
general-purpose. Some more info:

I'm not aware of any OSS implementation of the other MS DSL SDK stuff.
What bits do you use?

Michael Hutchinson

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