Notes on February 3rd code drop of SC-BAT

If you downloaded the latest bits last Friday and tried to run the Reference Implementation your’ve probably noticed that there are missing assemblies: CAB and EntLib. We don’t ship binaries, so you will need to download, compile and copy these files yourself. This Reference Implementation takes binary dependencies on the December 2005 release of: Composite UI Applicaton Block…


New drop of the Smart Client Baseline Architecture Toolkit

We have been publishing weekly updates on this new deliverable. We are converging to the scope we planned for this first stage and we are now entering the latest development iterations in preparation for the final test pass, security reviews, etc. What’s in there: “This weekly drop includes updates to the reference implementation, guidance package,…

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CAB & WPF (Avalon)

Of course the question of how CAB works with WPF (Avalon) is one we hear frequently. After all this a new technology that will be soon available and it’s just fair to be concerned on investments happening today and how will they play in the future. Microsoft is investing in having a good interop story around…

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New Project: The Smart Client Baseline Architecture Toolkit

As many of you already know, we are working on a new project whose goal is to provide comprehensive, end-to-end guidance for building common Smart Clients. We know CAB is a good starting point, but it is certainly not enough. For example: What would be the best way of adding offline capabilities to a CAB based…

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Need help with CAB?

David Platt is offering 1:1, instructor-led training on CAB. A recognized and experienced trainer and author, David has put together a 3 day, in-house training offering for those considering serious adoption of CAB for their projects. The content covered by his training offering is here: http://www.rollthunder.com/DotNetTraining/CompositeUIApplicationBlockFrame.htm David has also put together a good summary of CAB in his…

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Simple CAB demos

I’ve recently started writing down step by step instructions describing the typical introductory demos I do on CAB. I’ve started with the most basic ones and will continue to add new and more complex ones. I hope you found them useful, especially if you first hear about this offering. I also noted that some people have found these instructions as something…


CAB Demos series – Part I

Introductory Composite UI Application Block demos   This document explains how to run simple introductory demos of CAB. To run these demos you will need:   –         Visual Studio 2005 –         The Composite UI Application Block (including los QuickStarts)   Demo 1 – CAB Basics: Shell, Modules   A CAB solution is typically made up…