Enhanced Nested Calls in T# Templates
We’ve addressed a prior constraint in T# templates by enabling them to invoke auxiliary template methods.
The advantages of utilizing auxiliary templates include:
- Code reuse across templates.
- The opportunity for abstraction and specialization through
For an in-depth understanding, our documentation offers a comprehensive guide.
Roslyn Access Through Metalama.Framework.Sdk
You can now tap into the Roslyn API for granular code model analysis via the
Metalama.Framework.Sdk package. Previously, this package was available but not directly accessible from an aspect project — a limitation we’ve successfully eliminated.
Roslyn proves invaluable for:
- Analyzing method bodies within your aspect, for example, to examine the dependency graph of
- Executing arbitrary code transformations using low-level aspect weavers.
- Crafting metrics suitable for use in fabrics.
With Metalama 2023.3, we’ve simplified our licensing model, replacing the cumbersome concept license credits with simply counting the number of distinct aspect classes utilized per project.
We’ve also enhanced Metalama Free with unlimited contract aspects and the capability to debug transformed code over source code.
We now provide a complimentary namespace-specific license key for open-source projects, granting full access to Metalama’s entire feature set within the project.
For a detailed exploration, our blog post delves deeper.
Preview of Caching and Contracts
We’ve been diligently developing
Metalama.Patterns.Caching, two aspect libraries derived from PostSharp.
Currently, in v2023.3, their status remains in preview.
For those intrigued by these libraries, we recommend version 2023.4, set to reach RC shortly, in which both
Metalama.Patterns.Caching are set to become generally available.
Metalama 2023.3 includes a further dozen improvements in the following areas:
- Developer experience: debugging, error reporting.
- Performance: design-time code validation, LINQPad driver.
- Supportability: ability to profile Metalama processes.
- Object model: several new APIs.
- 62 bug fixes
For details, see the release notes.
Metalama 2023.3 marks significant progress in the framework’s development. The enhanced T# templates can now call other templates, enabling code reuse and abstraction in T#. Integration with the Roslyn object model has been streamlined, allowing aspect authors easier access to detailed code model analysis. Licensing has been simplified and clarified. Additionally, this release comes packed with numerous other refinements and bug fixes, optimizing the development experience and platform stability.