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Didja know? #Develop has a class designer

This is a sample:

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I am finding #Develop to be a treasure throve of components that can be used for DSL development... with the added bonus of being accessible and easy to use.

Comments

Martin Nyborg
08/27/2008 07:35 AM by
Martin Nyborg

Sorry but what is #Develop. I have tried Google but no results

Dennis
08/27/2008 07:52 AM by
Dennis

http://sharpdevelop.net/OpenSource/SD/Default.aspx

Frank Quednau
08/27/2008 08:19 AM by
Frank Quednau

Quite some time ago I saw an MS video where they were trying to explain their DSL-making tools. Suffice to say it was so technical that they totally failed to sell it to me. I can only find a download from 2005, seems like they abandoned the whole thing. Have you ever looked into that stuff?

Ayende Rahien
08/27/2008 11:35 AM by
Ayende Rahien

SharpDevelop - an OSS IDE

http://sharpdevelop.net/

Ayende Rahien
08/27/2008 11:39 AM by
Ayende Rahien

Briefly enough to know that I don't like it.

http://www.ayende.com/Blog/archive/2007/11/25/Graphical-Domain-Specific-Languages.aspx

Sify
08/27/2008 12:04 PM by
Sify

MS didn't abandoned the DSL tools. They are a part of the Visual Studio Extensibility package (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vsx/default.aspx) as well as other stuff for VS 2008.

Int the middle of the page there is a link to their Domain-Specific Language Tools Documentation.

Scott White
08/27/2008 03:24 PM by
Scott White

Never used this one. I will give it a try. The name reminds me of MonoDevelop which I've at least opened on Linux ;-)

Howard van Rooijen
08/27/2008 05:03 PM by
Howard van Rooijen

Hi,

Have you seen some of the free frameworks that Francois Vanderseypen has been working on over the last few years?

Unfold (WPF)

http://www.orbifold.net/Unfold/

Netron (winforms):

http://www.orbifold.net/netron/

simply awesome stuff.

Mike Brown
08/28/2008 04:18 AM by
Mike Brown

@Frank

Think of Microsoft's DSL Tools (part of the Visual Studio SDK) as a Designer Designer. Basically, you use DSL Tools to design a designer for a DSL. Some examples of solutions built using DSL tools include the designers for LINQ to SQL, Entity Framework, and the 2008 Class Designer. There is a designer for nHibernate that uses DSL Tools to generate your hbm files.

Yes I know that 3 of the 4 examples I just gave were for O/RM tools but it's a perfect example of a solution that can be addressed with DSLs.

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