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    NHibernate Multiple Databases Support with CodeSmith

    I am a lazy developer, so I am always looking for tools that help me to automate my code generation. Needless to say, Data Access Layer (DAL) easily the most tedious code to write, regardless of whether( or especially when) you have ORM to help you. Currently I am using CodeSmith to help me in my NHibernate DAL generation. NHibernate is a popular ORM for .Net, and it's open source. CodeSmith is a known name in code generation. So I guess going by these two tools would solve all my needs... apparently no...
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    Things to CodeGenerate besides the Data Access Layer

    CodeSmith is a powerful code generator (worth its weight in gold). And while one of the most popular things to automatically generate is the data access layer, there's a lot more to CodeSmith than just wrapping databases: System data - Given an xml...
  • .netTiers Team Blog

    Stay Tuned...

    We intend to start using the blog share ideas, tips, and news with the community. Your feedback is very important to help understand how you are using .netTiers and which features are important or missing. Please stay tuned... :) -Rhett
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    How to integrate Generated code into your application [timstall <b>...</b>

    InsertRegion - Insert your generated code into a marked region of a custom file; PreserveRegion - Insert your custom code into a code-generated file. You could also integrate CodeSmith into your builds and processes by calling the ...
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    NetTiers Enum PSA: Adding via T-SQL the Uniqueness Constraint

    One of the convenience features of the NetTiers Data Layer generator is the ability to generate enums from Lookup tables. However, to successfully generate an enum from a Lookup table, you must have a primary key column and your varchar ...
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    LINQ to SQL: The Data Access Layer (DAL) Shrinker

    In the pre-LINQ days, I used to use the classical 3-tiers architecture for designing ASP.NET web projects, the user interface (UI), the business logic layer (BLL) and the data access layer (DAL). My DAL layer used to rely on Microsoft's Data Access...
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    The glory of <b>CodeSmith</b> and code generation

    Like most people I do not like doing many of the repetititive tasks and so use CodeSmith to help me out. I had cleared its stats counter before starting this module and was shocked to find that as-of today it had already generated more ...
  • Shannon Davidson

    Using LINQ with SchemaExplorer in CodeSmith 5.1

    SchemaExplorer now contains the LINQ to easier querying of metadata! A new feature in CodeSmith 5.1 is the ability to use LINQ with SchemaExplorer. LINQ support makes it easier to filter, organize and sort the metadata from your datasource. Here is a quick sample that shows the difference LINQ makes in developing a CodeSmith template: Before <% for( int i = 0; i < SourceDatabase.Tables.Count; i++ ) { if( SourceDatabase.Tables[i].HasPrimaryKey && SourceDatabase.Tables[i].PrimaryKey.MemberColumns...
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    Arno's Software Development Weblog: Codegeneration With <b>CodeSmith</b>

    I then found Tom DuPont's Codesmith templates for NHibernate, which were a nice starting point. I added some functionality, e.g. self-referring database relationships, and of course I had to adapt the output to our needs. ...
  • Blake Niemyjski

    CodeSmith CSLA templates - Part 1

    I've been working on CSLA templates periodically over the past few months at CodeSmith Tools . We have designed the templates from the ground up around the CSLA.NET Framework version 3.6.2. You might be thinking what's the big deal it's just...
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