During the last month we have been receiving a constant flow of daily emails like “where the heck is the VS2010 version???” so we are pleased to announce the public availability of the beta 1 bits which you can download from the Extension Manager dialog or by hand from the Visual Studio Gallery.
Visual T4 for VS 2010 is an almost complete re-write from the VS 2008 version. We wanted to take advantage of the new WPF-based editor and MEF introduced in VS 2010 to offer the best possible experience you can have when editing T4 files.
As a result of this most 3rd party extensions out there in the VS Gallery should be compatible with Visual T4 thus improving your productivity even when writing T4 code.
You can see below the very handy Quick Add Reference in action, working from inside a C# embedded code block:
Or the Regex Editor, used to edit a regular expression inside a C# code block:
The beta 1 bits are pretty stable although there are a few nasty issues that we are working on fixing for beta 2 but we didn’t want to hold on releasing the bits as there were LOTS of you interested in early trying them.
PLEASE share your feedback with us: bugs, suggestions, etc., everything is welcomed and we try to reply to every email we receive. You can follow us @visualt4, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the comments on this posts, or the QA section in the VS Gallery entry.