Thursday, 13 December 2012

How to use the Translator Generator VS 2010 Extension

Installation

  1. Ensure you have the following installed...
    a)http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21835
    b)http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/25e4b5e9-65e4-4950-967d-5f1e6a9dcbeb/?lc=1033 - simply double click the downloaded vsix file
  2. Install the TranslatorGenerator VSIX package by double clicking on it. You will see the following window appear, just click the Install button.
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  3. If you have successfully installed you will see the following message...
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Enabling the Translator Generator

  1. Open your solution in visual studio 2010
  2. Enable the translator generator from Tools, Guidance Package Manager, Enable / Disable Packages..., check Translator Generator option, OK
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Using the Translator Generator

  1. Open a new Visual Studio instance after installing the package
  2. Right click on your target project and select Create Translator from the Translator Generator context menu option
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  3. Click the ... buttons to choose your first and second classes, which are your source and target entities that you wish to create translator logic for
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  4. Then click the Next button
  5. Now click the Map All button, this will attempt to match up similar named properties (case insensitive, and underscore characters ignored)
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  6. You can then select properties manually in each side and click the map button to line these up as well
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  7. Then click the finish button. Your newly created translator will end up under the Translators folder in your project.

Uninstalling

  1. Run the following command from a VS.NET command prompt window
    VSIXInstaller.exe /U:8E53EB18-6A5C-4068-B24F-DE7147F3BB3E
  2. You should then see this window
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  3. Then restart visual studio to ensure the package is completely removed from your extensions folder which is under

    %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Extensions

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