Project Description
O/RM code generator for CSLA.NET 4.3/4.5 generating Stored Procedures, Business Layer and Data Access Layer code for Windows Forms, ASP.NET, WPF and Silverlight.


There is a complete set of C# templates. Currently there are VB templates, but only for non DAL architecture. You are welcome to contribute with VB templates for DAL DataReader and DAL using DTO.

2015 Aug 16 - CslaGenFork 4.5.4 download star.png

  • Targets:
    • CSLA 4.3 (NET 4.0, Silverlight 4 and Silverlight 5)
    • CSLA 4.5 (NET 4.0, NET 4.5 and Silverlight 5)
  • Fix project file format conversion.
  • Saved handler must support deleted objects.
  • Report that a non-item object wasn't found on the DB (issue detail).

Get started

Is code generation a good idea?

If you were told generated code is bug ridden or rigid or code gen tools are just toys, then have a second opinion.

Why would I use CslaGenFork?

If you had some bad experiences with CslaGen or other code gen tools, then you don't need a feature list but an argument list.

How do I use CslaGenFork?

No, you are not sent out to the wild on your own. We try to help all the way. Or at least, some of the way...
- How do I start using it?
- How do I organize myself?
- Do I need some tools?
- Where do I fetch the free CodeSmith engine?
- Is there a suggested workflow for codegen?

Other projects

2013 Jan 27 - DeepLoad sample v3.0.1 - download here

The DeepLoad sample project tests the loading part of a 6 levels deep data structure, from Continents to City Roads. This project illustrates how to use CslaGenFork to generate deep objects.

New features:

  • New VS2010 solution illustrating DAL using DTO (Data Transfer Object)
  • Updated to Csla 4.3.13
  • Use "LocalDB" and path independent connection string for easy deploy


2012 Apr 09 - Rules sample v.1.1.0 - download it here

This is a DLL rules library you can freely use in your projects and the missing complement to the new Import Business and Authorization Rules from DLL feature.
New on this release:

  • added projects for Csla 4.3.10
  • 6 new business rules

Note - Source code is available as a single download file.

More documents

2011 Jul 02 - Cheat Sheet contents includes:

  • How to create objects and collections by point and click
  • How to create child objects and child collections by point and click
  • What are those dreaded Parent Properties
  • How to use DataAnnotations validation rules

2011 Apr 24 - Technical Note: Silverlight code for CSLA 4

This blog post explains the restrictions of Silverlight code, the solutions to the issues they raise and how to use the generated code.

Other News:

To Join

To join this project and make your own contribution:

  1. Register on CodePlex
  2. Go to my Codeplex page and send a contact.


Is there a sample?

There is a work in progress started 2011 Feb 15. Look under the Documentation tab or go straight to the Invoicing sample.

Is there a FAQ?

Of course there is! It's brand new and it's a moving target meaning I'm adding questions every now and then.
Read it here (2010-12-08 update).

Useful links:

About the license...

CslaGenFork is GPL 2 as CodePlex doesn't allow GPL 3. The GPL license is an inheritance from the original CslaGen code generator. Of course you can use the generated code as you like: sell, borrow, lend or even give away.


CslaGen couldn't exist without the free CodeSmith DLL. Great care was taken in not breaching the CodeSmith license agreement neither by CslaGenFork nor by anyone using it, Thank you CodeSmith.


Last edited Aug 16, 2015 at 7:58 AM by tiago, version 871