Data Access Application Block Version 2

We’ve released a second version of our Data Access Application Block which implements a lot of the common data access code that you’d normally need to write yourself. There are a lot of projects that depend on the first version of this application block, and if you’re one of them, you should check this out. There are some other great application blocks for developers that are worth investigating. Personally, I think anyone who writes ASP.NET code should check out the User Interface Process Application Block. Although it is usable in WinForm projects, most people I’ve talked to tend to use it for web sites.

Comments (7)

  1. Mark Struck says:


    I looked into the UIP AB a few months ago as this reminded me of MVC in Java. But I remember that there was a problem if the user tried using the back button in the browser. It was mentioned in the GotDotNet workspace for AB. I think someone came up with a work-around for it but I figured if it wasn’t well thought or tested enough to handle something as common as the back button what other problems might be lurking in it.


  2. I am confused. Is this a different v2 than the one that came out in June, 2003?

  3. What is old, will be new again... says:

    A diff of the "new" v2 SQLHelper.cs against the "old" v2 is identical… don’t get me wrong, I *love* this code, just got excited hoping some of the bugs (ex: output parameters being prematurely cleared when called via certain overrides) would be shaken out.

  4. I don’t think it is a new release. The MSI has the same revision number as the old version {0156B552-F27A-4895-8057-462CDA2FDEED}.

  5. I think you guys are right…it does appear to be a "repeat" of our prior release. I was notified based on the posting date of the download, which may be in error. I’ll see if I can find out why this posted as new. Sorry to get your hopes up!

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