TextTransformation Class
Important This document may not represent best practices for current development, links to downloads and other resources may no longer be valid. Current recommended version can be found here. ArchiveDisclaimer

TextTransformation Class

The abstract base class for all generated transformation classes. This class also provides utility methods and properties for use in text template code.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextTemplating
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextTemplating (in microsoft.visualstudio.texttemplating.dll)

public abstract class TextTransformation : IDisposable
public abstract class TextTransformation implements IDisposable
public abstract class TextTransformation implements IDisposable

The text template transformation process has two steps. In the first step, the text template transformation engine creates a class that is referred to as the generated transformation class. In the second step, the engine compiles and executes the generated transformation class, to produce the generated text output. The generated transformation class inherits from TextTransformation.

Any class specified in an inherits directive in a text template must itself inherit from TextTransformation. TransformText is the only abstract member of this class.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
© 2016 Microsoft