T4 templates are a simple general-purpose way to use C# to generate any kind of text or code files.
Mono.TextTemplating started out as an open-source reimplementation of the Visual Studio T4 text templating engine, but has since evolved to have many improvements over the original, including support for C# 10 and .NET 6.
The dotnet-t4 tool can be used either to process T4 templates directly, or preprocess them into runtime template classes that can be included in your app and processed at runtime.
$ dotnet tool install -g dotnet-t4 $ echo "<#@ parameter name='Name' #>Hello <#=Name#>" | t4 -o - -p:Name=World Hello World
To learn more, see the dotnet-t4 readme.
For advanced use, the engine itself is available as a package called Mono.TextTemplating that can be embedded in an app. For details, see the Mono.TextTemplating package readme.