Andrew Connell

Slick CodeSmith Template Collection

I’m big into code generation… anything to cut down on my time. I don’t usually use them for complete files… more for snippets (like ASP.NET Repeater OnDataBound event handlers). By far, my favorite code gen tool is CodeSmith 2.6.. an absolute must! You can design your own templates and all CodeSmith does is gen code… not hook into a bunch of other stuff… just shows me the code to copy into a file. PERFECT! Check out this SourceForge project: 3-Tiers Application templates for CodeSmith The link says it all… but the coolest part is it gens stored procedures and entity templates. Will I use eveyrthing they provide? No… but what a head start on stuff! This is HUGE for me!!!...

I’m big into code generation… anything to cut down on my time. I don’t usually use them for complete files… more for snippets (like ASP.NET Repeater OnDataBound event handlers). By far, my favorite code gen tool is CodeSmith 2.6.. an absolute must! You can design your own templates and all CodeSmith does is gen code… not hook into a bunch of other stuff… just shows me the code to copy into a file. PERFECT!

Check out this SourceForge project: 3-Tiers Application templates for CodeSmith

The link says it all… but the coolest part is it gens stored procedures and entity templates. Will I use eveyrthing they provide? No… but what a head start on stuff! This is HUGE for me!!!

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.