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IronXSLT: Visual Studio plugin
Oleg Tkachenko has created a visual studio's plugin for XSLT. You can read all about it and get to his download from his blog: http://www.tkachenko.com/bl... Note: it only works with Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Beta 1, and you MUST have the SDK installed. I've downloaded all of the above and am excited about future builds of this plugin. Currently it has the ability to complie XSLT into DLLs. I'm not as interested in that as I am some of the other features to come, but we ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:03 PM

Jeni Tennison's new blog
Jeni Tennison has a new blog.  If you don't know who Jeni is, I would guess that you have never used XSLT.  Every time I research a complex XSLT issue, I end up on a forum post where Jeni explains the solution.  This is definitely a blog worth subcribing to.  Thank you Jeni for sharing your thoughts, and thank you for all the help you have provided over the years.

Posted On Monday, April 30, 2007 7:56 AM

XSLT - format date
I had someone ask today how to format a date in xslt 1.0. I thought it was worth posting the answer I gave. I hope you find it useful. It's amazing how many lines of code it takes for this, but it's surprising fast. convert a date represented as "Jan-14-2006 08:55:22 (CST)" to "2006-01-14T08:55:22". XML Sample <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <doc> <longdate>Jan-14-2006 08:55:22</longdate> </doc> XSLT <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <xsl:stylesheet ......

Posted On Thursday, February 8, 2007 10:51 PM

XSLT Grouping & Muenchian Method Question
The hardest thing you can do in XSLT is to do a multi-level grouping. I had come up with a way using the Muenchian Method and "not (preceeding::...)" to manage multi-level grouping. It did the trick, but was very inefficent. A sharp, young developer on my team pointed me to a post by Jeni Tennison at http://www.biglist.com/list... that describes a great way to efficiently handle multiple level grouping in an xml file. The basis is to concatenate the three parts ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 8:45 PM

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