Jason Bock

Camp Counselor

Using Source Generators for Fun (and Maybe Profit)

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 4:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

AT THAT (In-Person Only) Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Salon D

C#
.NET
code generation

One of the features added in C# 9 is called "source generators", enabling a developer to create new code at compile time. This can be used for a myriad of cases, such as optimization, automating repetitive code, and dynamic API creation. In this session, I'll cover how source generators work and demonstrate a number of implementations.

Take Aways

  • Learn how source generators work
  • Gain an understanding of how source generators can improve your developer experience
  • See where source generators "fit" well to improve performance and reduce boilerplate code
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