Enterprise Library: alive and well – planning v3.5

It’s been over a month since I posted a survey on EntLib extensibility. Big thanks to all respondents (over 100 ) – your thoughtful answers are valuable in understanding EntLib usage and extensibility scenarios. Now we are in full motion, planning v3.5 release of EntLib.  The objectives are to port EntLib to Orcas and .NET3.5 and…

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EntLib Contrib – community-developed extensions to Enterprise Library – September release

I’d like to invite current users of EntLib to check out the recent EntLib Contrib release – it’s worth it – see 5 good reasons for this! Congratulations to Tom Hollander and Olaf Conijn who coordinate the project and everyone who’s been involved! In his announcement, Tom invites participation in the future work – I’d like to encourage…

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Using Validation Application Block from Web apps in an AJAX way

The Validation Application Block (VAB) added to the Enterprise Library v.3 a comprehensive set of common validators and integration adapters for Windows Forms, ASP.NET, and WCF. Additionally, Martin Bennedik built an adapter for WPF. More than half of those who responded to my EntLib Extensibility survey, indicated that they used VAB. That’s a great adoption!…

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