Didja know? #Develop has a class designer previous: JFHCI: Quote of the Day next: Code Data Mining This is a sample: 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 08/27/2008 07:35 AM by Martin Nyborg Sorry but what is #Develop. I have tried Google but no results 08/27/2008 07:52 AM by Dennis http://sharpdevelop.net/OpenSource/SD/Default.aspx 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? 08/27/2008 11:35 AM by Ayende Rahien SharpDevelop - an OSS IDE http://sharpdevelop.net/ 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 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. 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 ;-) 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. 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. Comments have been closed on this topic.