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    PLINQO for Entity Framework 1.0 Released!

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    One small step for PLINQO, one giant leap for Entity Framework! PLINQO for Entity Framework 1.0 We are very excited to release the first version of PLINQO for Entity Framework. PLINQO offers these primary features over standard Entity Framework: Quickly and safely regenerate your EDMX against your database. Inteligently seeks out and merges data changes with code changes. Ability to filter what gets updated from the database. Each generated class is separated into editable and generated files. Complex...
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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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    Insight Beta Signup Closes

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    The CodeSmith Insight Beta signup has closed, a new build with a new look has been pushed to production, and the official launch is just around the corner. Insight Beta Users First of all, thank you! Your account will remain on the Beta Billing plan (and receive all associated privileges) until November 1st. If you do not transfer to a new billing plan by then your account will be transferred to the free billing plan. In appreciation for all the feedback, beta participants will receive a lifetime...
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    CodeSmith 4.0 Public Beta Released

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    CodeSmith 4.0 Beta 2 has been released and is now available to the public.

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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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    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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    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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    How To: Activate & Deactivate

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    Activating and Deactivating Generator should be as easy as 1-2-3. Below will outline the steps that should be taken and what can be done if you run into unforeseen issues. * Remember before activating that CodeSmith Generator is licensed per user but can be activated on up to three machines (i.e. home, work, laptop, etc.) operated by that ONE user.* Activating Online: First time users The method should be selected when you have an available internet connect upon registering CodeSmith Generator. First...
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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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