But to realize the full benefit of CodeSmith Generator in your day to day development tasks, you’ll need to write your own templates. In this tutorial, you’ll learn. Mar 10, CodeSmith Generator – Use a template driven approach to generate repetitive code with ease. Specify dynamic content via code & user. Jun 29, CodeSmith is a template-based code generator that can produce code Tutorials. 5. Working with CodeSmith. 5. Getting Started.

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It is always best to start with an example of what you want the output to look like. August 28, November 2, 7 Here we tell CodeSmith that codessmith plan to use C as our template language, we plan to generate code for the T-SQL language and we also provide a description for what the template does. We will use this information to drive our template. After adding all the dynamic content, my completed template looks as follows.

CodeSmith allows the flexibility for anyone to create a new.

With my end result in the template editor, I must now start adding dynamic content. Share on Google Plus Share. It uses a syntax very similar to ASP.

For each bit of information you want to collect from the user, you need to add a property directive. It’s the diversity that makes life so beautiful. So I guess that right off the bat, any developer will want to see what the software is capable of.


CodeSmith Generator – Creating Your First Template To Automate Code

In my case, I want to create the code file below. Go ahead and delete everything in this template file. Now we need to figure out how to build our list of parameters for the stored procedure. Share on Facebook Share. Share on LinkedIn Share. This property is a collection of ColumnSchema objects that represent each column in the selected table.

The included Schema Explorer library is an example of this flexibility. The TargetLanguage attribute is also used to syntax highlight the static content in a template in CodeSmith Studio. He loves all things Technology and is slightly addicted to Twitter and Jimi Hendrix.

When the template is executed, this expression will be expanded to the current date in long date form. You can also see the description of the specific property directive in the little pop-up next to the property. The Name attribute tells CodeSmith what we want the property to be named in our template.

CodeSmith Generator templates are really just plain text files containing one of three different content types. You can even specify default values for a property directive by doing the following: This type allows us to pick a table from a database and will then tell us anything tutorual want to know about that table.


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ToLongDateString replaces the expression. NET types have designers. The output from this example when the selected table is Northwind. Now we must begin to make this into a dynamic template based on our SourceTable property.

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The review below will outline a very basic CodeSmith Generator template. CodeSmith Generator — I love automating repetitive tasks when programming. I have specific Visual Studio Templates for specific projects.

One thing that they suggest when creating a new template which make total sense is to start with the end result.

Stay tuned for a few follow-up posts on CodeSmith Generator. Let’s start with a simple change to make the Date Created comment dynamic. Apart from writing code, he also codes,ith writing human readable articles. Obviously this is just a small bit of what CodeSmith Generator can actually do, but this simple example will give you some idea of the power that lies beneath.