Category: Developer Life Cycle Tools
Description: Microsoft's Text Templating Transformation Toolkit, or T4, is sued primarily for code generation in products such as DSL Tools.
Clarius Consulting has developer a free download called the T4 Editor that integrates the T4 design-time experience directly into Visual Studio 2005 and 2008, in the process offering support for colorization of directives, code and text blocks, IntelliSense and design-time previews of templates. The download supports Visual Basic and C#.
Other pending features of the T4 Editor, which will be ready for Visual Studio 2008 RTM by the end of this year, include the ability to generate artifacts from databases and Properties Inspector support for entering template properties.
Download site: http://www.t4editor.net/