output path for user templates / dark theme and T4 editor VS 2012+

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ODN
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output path for user templates / dark theme and T4 editor VS 2012+

Post by ODN » Mon 14 Jan 2013 05:40

Dear support team,

before buying, I have a few questions:

1.) new user templates do not have options to define output path, but switching to templates included in model, you can define these parameters. So how defining the output path for user templates?
2) the T4 template editor doesn't respect the dark theme in VS 2012. This is really annoying, when switching from other windows with a dark background.
3) the standalone version seems to not support dark themes at all, how can I get around this?

Thanks for your patience.

Oliver

Version : Entity Dev. 5.0.9

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Re: output path for user templates / dark theme and T4 editor VS 2012+

Post by Shalex » Wed 16 Jan 2013 18:05

ODN wrote:1.) new user templates do not have options to define output path, but switching to templates included in model, you can define these parameters. So how defining the output path for user templates?
New user template is a blank template: there is no code for creating template properties within it. You can implement the Output functionality in the newly created blank template by adding the corresponding code into it. The logic of the feature can be copied from a standard template. Otherwise, you can copy a standard template (right click > Copy to Model Folder) to your project and modify it in the needed way.
ODN wrote:2) the T4 template editor doesn't respect the dark theme in VS 2012. This is really annoying, when switching from other windows with a dark background.
1. The color of the diagram is defined by the following setting:
-> (for a separate diagram) right click on the diagram surface > General > Background Color
-> (for all diagrams) Visual Studio > Tools > Options > Entity Developer > Diagram > General > Background Color
2. We are investigating the possibility of adjusting T4 template editor to he dark theme in VS 2012. We will post here about the results.
ODN wrote:3) the standalone version seems to not support dark themes at all, how can I get around this?
The skin of a standalone Entity Developer can be changed via its Tools > Skin menu.

ODN
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Re: output path for user templates / dark theme and T4 editor VS 2012+

Post by ODN » Sun 20 Jan 2013 18:56

The skin of a standalone Entity Developer can be changed via its Tools > Skin menu.
There is no dark theme as in VS2012 (background in all editor and tool windows = dark color).
Any chance to implement this? Can I modify themes myself? I definitely need the dark background in all editor and tool windows as it is really annoying to constantly having to switch from light to dark backgrounds whenever you change between programs or editors.

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Re: output path for user templates / dark theme and T4 editor VS 2012+

Post by Shalex » Thu 24 Jan 2013 15:10

ODN wrote:
Shalex wrote:The skin of a standalone Entity Developer can be changed via its Tools > Skin menu.
There is no dark theme as in VS2012 (background in all editor and tool windows = dark color).
Please post the corresponding suggestion at http://devart.uservoice.com/forums/3867 ... -developer.
Shalex wrote:We are investigating the possibility of adjusting T4 template editor to the dark theme in VS 2012.
We will post here when the corresponding task is completed.

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