DSLPed is a framework to design, develop & deploy WPF-based projectional editors of custom Domain Specific Lanugages (DSL) as add-ins into the Visual Studio 2010 designer.
What is it actualy good for? ... Projections!
A Domain Specific Language can be worthwhile if the language allows a solution of a particular problem to be expressed more clearly than an existing complex language would allow. Those languages are designed to solve only a specific problem coming from a limited
problem domain. If their grammar is described by the set of XSD rules (http://www.w3schools.com/schema/default.asp
), their XML (http://www.w3schools.com/xml
instances can be presented in several forms (text-editor, diagram-editor, ...). The presentation forms can be understood as projections, where any change within a projection will affect directly the instance of a language being edited.
The aim of this framework is to ease the creation of WPF-based projections and enable their integration to the Visual Studio in a form of common IDE designers.
An editor that can switch among all the projections defined for any part of the given Domain Specific Language.
- User can decide which projection to use for the code manipulation
- All the changes within one projection will be propagated to another one operated over the same piece of code
- Visual Studio 2010 Projectional Designer
- Standalone Desktop Designer
- Custom DSL projections in a form of MEF components extending the mentioned Designers
Additional information on starting a new project is available here:
Project Startup Guide