Microsoft Enterprise Library – Open Development Model

Microsoft Enterprise Library has a long and prominent history. Over the years, it has evolved into a mature collection of application blocks, each focused on addressing specific cross-cutting concern. New blocks have been introduced, while others become deprecated with the evolution of the .NET Framework and other Microsoft technologies. In p&p we highly value openness…

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Preview Drop #3 of Enterprise Library Silverlight Integration Pack

Third drop of the Enterprise Library 5.0 Silverlight Integration Pack is now available on Codeplex. What’s in the drop? – Validation Application Block for Silverlight (details, video1,  demo1, video2, demo2)  – Caching Application Block for Silverlight with support for:   — in-memory cache   — isolated storage cache – Logging Application Block for Silverlight (video,…

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Validation Application Block ported to Silverlight

Earlier this week, we published a code drop of the Enterprise Library 5.0 Silverlight Integration Pack. It contains: port of the Validation Application Block new pieces of the infrastructure to support XAML-based configuration async configuration loading Note there is also a conversion tool to facilitate the reuse of your Enterprise Library existing configurations and convert…

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Validation Application Block for Silverlight – open question

As we are spiking on the EntLib Silverlight Integration Pack, we can use some feedback on the validation story. With the recent addition of DataAnnotations and RIA Services to the framework stack, we would like to avoid adding confusion to the Silverlight platform by introducing yet another validation framework. At the same time, we’d like…

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Just Released: Validation Application Block Hands-On Lab

Here’s a gift for the New Year’s. We have produced a new hands-on lab on validation with Enterprise Library. It contains 13 exercises that walk you through capabilities of the Validation Application Block in various application contexts: The first 11 deal with a Windows Forms data processing application that takes the information entered by the…

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Enterprise Library 4.0 for Visual Studio 2008 released!

Friends, I am extremely excited to announce the release of the Enterprise Library 4.0 for Visual Studio 2008. Congratulations to the team! Quick Links: –                 MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/entlib –                 Community Forum: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=119312 –                 Community Extensions: http://codeplex.com/entlibcontrib   What is Enterprise Library? Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist…

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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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