Data Access Guidance Refresh

Over the last few weeks (in my copious spare time between midnight and six in the morning), I have been updating the Data Access Guidance code base to VS2010B2 in prepration for a few talks I am giving on Data Access patterns.  As soon as I am happy with the code, I will post something…

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Web Client Developer Guidance

For the past several months, I ahve been working with Blaine and Francis on the Web Client Developer Guidance project.  This project (when we ship) will provide further guidance for web developers who are creating risch responsive web applications.  We have spent considerable time focusing on things like javascript, MVC development, security, separated presentation, unit…

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Who is using WCSF?

Blaine and I would like to ask the community to let us know "who is using WCSF?"  We know that WCSF has been fairly successful based on: WCSF has been downloaded a few times (ok, it is really many thousands of times) The discussion forums on CodePlex are fairly busy Direct customer engagement with a…

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Where is WCSF headed?

Blaine & I have been getting a lot of emails, messages, comments, etc about WCSF.  There are a lot of people interested in a public statement from patterns & practices about the roadmap for WCSF and future support of WCSF, in addition to the "normal" feature requests. Well, we have some good news: Blaine has…

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Finally, a common Service Locator

I know that this is old news by now, but Chris Tavares, Glenn Block, and a few others around here have been working with a number of folks from the wider .NET community to create a common wrapper for IoC containers.  Chris & Glenn created a community site (http://www.codeplex.com/CommonServiceLocator) and shipped it about two weeks…

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Composite Application Guidance for WPF Shipped!

A while back, I was Dev Lead on the Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF) when we added the ability to host WPF controls in a Composite Application Block (CAB) application. Since then, the thinking in the WPF space has changed a bit, and p&p decided that offering guidance on full WPF applications was a good…

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Proof of Concept: a simple DI solution for ASP.NET WebForms

Chris Tavares and I were chatting yesterday morning about an idea Chris had: building a simple, reusable Http Module that gives folks DI scoped to the Application, Session, and Request.  Yesterday afternoon, during the p&p Dev team’s weekly “Code Kata” we threw together a spike/proof of concept in a couple of hours.  “Code Kata” is…

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Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Using the UnityCompositionContainer

This is the sixth post in a series. The other post include: Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Intro. Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Adding an ICompositionContainer Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Clean Up ICompositionContainer Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity -…

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Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Actually Adding Unity

This is the fifth post in a series. The other post include: Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Intro. Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Adding an ICompositionContainer Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Clean Up ICompositionContainer Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity -…

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Smart Client Software Factory – April 2008 Release is available on MSDN

The April 2008 release of the Smart Client Software Factory is now available at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa480482.aspx.  This is a port of the last release (May 2007, if I recall correctly) to VS2008.  No new features were added.  A few bugs were fixed, and a number of work items from CodePlex were closed. This release supports Enterprise Library 3.1.  It does…

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