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Creating Custom Text Template Hosts 

The text template transformation process takes a text template file as the input and produces a text file as the output. The text template transformation engine controls the process, and the engine interacts with a text template transformation host and one or more text template directive processors to complete the process. For more information, see Architecture of the Text Template Transformation Process.

In This Section

Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Text Template Host

Walks you through creating a custom text template host that makes the text template functionality available outside Visual Studio.

Walkthrough: Connecting a Host to a Generated Directive Processor

Walks you through creating a custom text template host that connects to a generated directive processor.

How to: Create Custom Text Template Hosts

Lists the steps to create a custom text template host in C# or Visual Basic.


Related Sections

Generating Artifacts Using Text Templates

Describes the use of text templates to generate artifacts such as text reports, code, or HTML files.

Advanced Tasks with Text Templates

Contains topics about advanced text template tasks, such as creating custom host and directive processor components.

Creating Custom Text Template Directive Processors

Provides an overview of text template directive processors.

Domain-Specific Language Tools Glossary

Defines key terms that are used in the Help for Domain-Specific Language Tools.