08 Jun 2007

Until now you could only use DSL Designers in Visual Studio (Professional and higher editions). This limited using DSL’s to those development team roles that are comfortable using Visual Studio (developers and architects).

However, this has now changed with the announcement of the Visual Studio 2008 Shell. Now users can use the DSL Designers that run in Visual Studio in a stand-alone shell. So now we can also use DSL designers for supporting non-technical team roles (such as business analysts) in a software factory.

This is what a stand-alone DSL can look like:

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Vincent Hoogendoorn is a Microsoft MVP Developer Technologies with over 20 years of experience as hands-on .NET innovator / architect / engineer. He is currently focused on full stack C#: Microsoft Orleans backends and browser/native frontends with C# Markup 2 for Windows App SDK, Uno Platform and Xamarin/Maui. Xamarin cross-platform mobile veteran, passionate about developer productivity. Principal Software Engineer at InnoWvate.NET, Technical Director at Applicita.
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