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    CodeSmith Tools Turns 10 This Month - 30% Off Generator!

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    THANK YOU! October 20 th will mark the 10th anniversary of CodeSmith Tools ! It's been a fun, exciting adventure full of amazing users , great new technologies , keyboard-pounding late nights, countless lines of code, and over 4,700,000 downloads (since we started counting) ! We want to thank each and every one of you for the support and feedback over the years by having our biggest sale ever . If you've always wanted to give Generator a try, need to renew, need more licenses, or want to...
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    Control + Click GoTo Definition in CodeSmith Generator 7.0

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    We recently released CodeSmith Generator 7.0 , which includes many new features and improvements. One of these features we are really excited to show off is Control + Click GoTo Definition. This feature gives you the ability to quickly navigate to what you are looking for. This feature builds upon the existing Go To Definition feature that we previously added. You can now press the Control key and a blue underline will appear under any identifier (property, variable, method) that you hover over with...
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    CodeSmith Generator 7 Launches with New Features and Improvements

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    Improved Compatibility, More Speed, and a Better User Experience We think you'll love it! [ Jump to Changelog ] After months of hard work, the CodeSmith Team is excited to bring you version 7 of our popular template-based source code generator tool for developers, CodeSmith Generator. With this new release, Visual Studio integration is tighter than ever, we added support for Visual Studio 2013, improved performance across the board, and refined the editor user experience significantly. Download...
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    Announcing CodeSmith Generator 7.0 Beta

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    We are happy to announce the release of CodeSmith Generator 7.0 Beta today. We have been working hard on Generator 7 for the past couple of months. We have focused on improving existing scenarios, adding requested functionality and paying close attention to detail. The primary feature for this release is better integration with Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 while improving performance across the board. We also focused heavily on improving the editor experience. We believe you will love Generator 7...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.5: New DB2 SchemaProvider

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    We are happy to announce Generator support for DB2 . With the help of David Logan we were able to add a new DB2 Schema Provider that ships with the latest version of Generator. You can now generate using the Schema Explorer API and existing templates against DB2. This is a huge win for all DB2 developers! Please let us know what you think! Please let us know if you have any feedback or questions about CodeSmith Generator. Download Now
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    CodeSmith Generator Upcoming Feature: Bracket Highlighting

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    Today I'm happy to announce an upcoming feature for one of the most customer requested template editor features: Bracket Highlighting! Bracket Highlighting Bracket Highlighting creates visible highlights around sets of delimiters (parentheses, square brackets, and curly braces) when the caret is next to them. In the screenshot above, the caret is next to a } character which the C# language implementation recognizes as a bracket that should receive highlighting. Thus its background is highlighted...
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    Announcing support for ASP.NET WebAPI and KendoUI

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    We are delighted to announce that we’ve added support for ASP.NET WebAPI and Kendo UI to the PLINQO for Entity Framework templates ! In the article below we will talk about the templates and show off the new features. Please note that while we are still working on these features, we would love for you to download the templates and give us your feedback. Also note that you will need to download and install MVC4 and NuGet before continuing. Getting Started Please note that the templates require...
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    NuGet support for the Template Frameworks

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    If you haven't heard about NuGet yet, you may be living under a rock! NuGet, is a package manager that gives you quick access to add or update external dependencies. We love making our products that save you as much time as possible, which is why we thought NuGet would be a perfect fit. Please follow the guide below on how to use our CSLA templates via NuGet! We have also updated all of our CSLA documentation to reflect using NuGet and much more. Getting Started Install the CodeSmith.Generator...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.5: Schema Providers

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    We recently released CodeSmith Generator 6.5.0 , which includes many new features and improvements. One of the areas that we focused on was our existing Schema Providers. Based on customer feedback, we added two new Schema Providers (VistaDB 4.x and SQL Compact 4) to Generator 6.5. We've kept the previous schema providers for backwards compatibility, so if you are using SQL Compacts 3.5 or VistaDB 3.x we haven't forgot about you! On top of adding two new Schema Providers, we spent time updating...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.5: Template Explorer Improvements

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    We recently released CodeSmith Generator 6.5.0 , which includes many new features and improvements. We've made a few tweaks to the Template Explorer to increase your productivity while improving usability. We found and fixed various behavioral bugs in Template Explorer that caused documents to be opened behind or on top of the current application. We also made it much quicker to add a template shortcut by using the Windows Vista / 7 native folder browser control. This gives you the ability to...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.5: Schema Explorer Improvements

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    We recently released CodeSmith Generator 6.5.0 , which includes many new features and improvements. One of the larger areas that received a major face lift was Schema Explorer. Schema Explorer now provides you with improved contextual icons for various schema objects like: composite keys, computed columns, parameter direction, and more. We are always looking for ways to improve the Schema Explorer, so please send us your comments. Downloading CodeSmith Generator 6.5 CodeSmith Generator 6.5 is a major...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.5: Template Editor Improvements

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    We recently released CodeSmith Generator 6.5.0 , which includes many new features and improvements. One of the areas that we focused heavily on was the Template Editor. We did a lot of work to ensure that the Template Editor experience is consistent in both Generator Studio and Visual Studio Integration. As such, all of the following features and improvements can be found in both IDE's. The following document will cover some of the features that were added to the Template Editor in Generator...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.5: Standalone Template Editor

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    We recently released CodeSmith Generator 6.5.0 , which includes many new features and improvements . We added a completely new stand alone Template Editor to CodeSmith Generator 6.5. It offers all of the rich functionality you would expect to have inside of an integrated development environment (IDE). We also modeled Generator Studio after Visual Studio's IDE to provide you with a consistent and familiar editing experience no matter where you are at. The following document will walk you through...
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    Announcing CodeSmith Generator 6.5

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    We are very excited to announce Generator 6.5 . We have been working the last couple of months on Generator 6.5 , introducing over 30 new features, refining existing features and working off feedback provided by customers. Over the next few days we will be blogging about the new features in Generator 6.5. Here is a list of some of the areas that we've made improvements to or added new functionality to in Generator 6.5: Generator Studio (Standalone Template Editor) . Visual Studio 2012 Support...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.5 Release Candidate

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    Work on CodeSmith Generator 6.5 is almost complete. Today, we are releasing the CodeSmith Generator 6.5 RC . This release has MANY improvements and bug fixes from the beta version and we are hoping to get your feedback before final release. For a list of all the changes in this version, check out the release notes . Download CodeSmith Generator 6.5 RC
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    Announcing Visual Studio 11 Integration

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    We are excited to announce support for the Visual Studio 11 (VS11) Beta today. This will be available in the next beta of CodeSmith Generator 6.5 , which is coming soon. We have done a lot of work in structuring CodeSmith Generator 6.x to allow us to enable features at a faster pace, while ensuring the features we do add are available across the board. Please note that we will not be theming our controls for VS11 until a VS11 release candidate is available.
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    CodeSmith Generator Setup Documentation

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    We want setting up CodeSmith Generator to be as easy as 1-2-3! So, we have been working on some new documentation covering how to setup CodeSmith Generator for over a week now, and we are finally ready to announce it! Some things we will go over in the new documentation will be how to install, change, and uninstall CodeSmith Generator . You can download the documentation in a .PDF format here , there is a link on the right hand column to download the latest version. Don't forget to check out...
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    Announcing CodeSmith Generator 6.5 Beta

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    We are excited to announce the CodeSmith Generator 6.5 Beta today. We continue to listen to the feedback from our users and have implemented several of the top requested features in this release. The primary feature for this release is the new standalone template editor. We did a lot of refactoring to make sure that our Visual Studio and our standalone editors provide an identical experience and the end result is that we are sharing over 95% of the code between the two. This means that, going forward...
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    CodeSmith Generator Studio in CodeSmith Generator 6.0

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    Update: CodeSmith Generator 6.5 features a standalone editor. You can access it through the start menu shortcut. We have heard a lot of feedback that you guys love the new integrated editor inside of Visual Studio, but we have also heard from a lot of people that they want the stand alone editor as well. So we just wanted to let you guys know that we have begun working on the new stand alone template editor. Luckily with the way that we have designed the integrated editor, it shouldn’t be a...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.0-Intellisense Improvements

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    We recently released CodeSmith Generator 6.0.2 , which featured many usability and performance improvements to the Property Window and Editor Intellisense . We focused on bug reports as well as usability issues that we came across in the Template Editor since the Generator 6.0 release. As stated in a previous blog post it was pretty difficult for us to improve the Template Editor Intellisense in previous versions of Generator. As such, we took great steps to ensure that updates in the current version...
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    New and Improved Generator Overview Video

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    Since launching Generator 6, we have been working on improving our documentation and videos. And, we recently just finished updating our 'Overview Video'. In the video you will see the power of our PLINQO framework which extends Microsoft's Linq to SQL. We also highlight a template that uses a table from the database so you can see how Generator is built right into Visual Studio 2010 . This provides you with the editing features you know and love, like IntelliSense and Quick Info. You...
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    Version Control Improvements in CodeSmith Generator 6.0

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    In CodeSmith Generator 6.0 , we made some changes that will help users who are using exclusive checkout version control systems like TFS, Vault and SourceSafe.  In the past, if you generated a bunch of files using CodeSmith Generator, it would overwrite the file contents and change the modified date on files even if the generated content was exactly the same as the existing content.  This would cause the version control system to checkout every single file and treat them as if they were...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.0 Released!

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    We are very excited to announce the release of CodeSmith Generator 6.0 ! This release will be especially interesting to anyone who is actively editing their templates or creating new templates because the editing experience has been greatly improved . Here is a list of the major new features in this release: Brand new template editor integrated right into Visual Studio 2010! Vastly improved IntelliSense with support for directives, extension methods, lambdas, generics, and more! Improved Syntax Highlighting...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.0: Debugging

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    One of the areas that we have been testing since we released the CodeSmith Generator 6.0 Release Candidate is Debugging Support . We feel that this has always been a key feature to the product and an area we want to make sure works well and is easy to use. For those of you who are new to Debugging a Template, we have completely updated all of our Debugging Documentation ! The underlying debugging experience has changed a lot under the hood since we integrated the Editor into Visual Studio, but the...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.0–Status, Website and Future

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    We are on the home stretch of Generator 6.0 and things have come together really nicely.  This is going to be a great release!  We have been mostly working on performance, memory utilization and bug fixes, and we are doing really good on all fronts now.  The feedback we have been getting is very positive and everyone seems to love the new version.  We are really excited to get this release out the door, but we have some house cleaning to finish first. I have been working on making...
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