Prioritising Validation Results using VAB ASP.NET Integration

One of the many cool features of the Validation Application Block is the simple integration into ASP.NET web applications. By using the PropertyProxyValidator (PPV), you can associate input controls with specific properties of specific types, and the validation rules defined on those types (using either attributes or configuration) will automatically apply to the data in…

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Dependency Injection coming in EntLib v4

Just a quick note in case you missed Grigori’s announcement on the patterns & practices team’s plan to focus on Dependency Injection in the upcoming release of Enterprise Library, now apparently known as v4 (not v3.5 as announced previously). If you have any wish lists please provide them directly to Grigori or on the CodePlex…

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Invoking the Policy Injection Application Block at WCF Service Boundaries

Back when we originally designed the Policy Injection Application Block for Enterprise Library 3.0, we made a conscious decision not to target the block at WCF service boundaries. This wasn’t because we didn’t think there was value at injecting cross-cutting concerns at service boundaries – in fact it’s one of the most interesting places to…

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Code Generators: Can’t live with them, can’t live without them

I’m still not sure what I think about code generators. This may sound strange, coming from someone who has spent much of the last few years working on and talking up software factories, of which code generation is a significant part – but it’s true. On one hand, I love the idea of eliminating manual…

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How to get money out of your telco, in 37 simple steps

Before I get started, to my point about globally-accessible writing, let me warn you that this post is only going to have practical relevance to Australians. However anyone who has ever been screwed by a telco may get a warm and fuzzy feeling from the story. When I first moved into my current apartment after…

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What do you want to see in EntLib vNext?

Grigori has finally broken the silence on the patterns & practices team’s plans for Enterprise Library with this short post on the Codeplex community: Yes, we are planning a release of EntLib for VS2008, consisting of fixes and minor improvements. No new application blocks though. So it will be more like 3.5 not 4. Suggestions…

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Coming this Spring: Writing for a global audience

A lot (but probably still not nearly enough) time is often spent discussing and testing for internationalisation of software. This is of course a very important consideration for anyone building software designed for use in different countries and cultures, because if you get it wrong the software may not run, may not make sense or…

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The Repository Factory – Try It, Use It, Contribute!

This news isn’t exactly hot of the presses, but it probably flew under the radar for many of you so I thought it was worth a blog post. The first official release of the Repository Factory is now available to download from CodePlex. Not sure what this is or why you might care? Read on……

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Some bad sportsmanship

It’s been a tough month not to be obsessed with sport. Not that I don’t occasionally partake in watching a bunch of sweaty men on a paddock doing unnatural things to a ball – but this last month has been bordering on the ridiculous. As a lot of people know, Australia is rather sports-crazed, and…

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EntLib Contrib September 2007 Release

In keeping with the p&p team’s tradition of naming a release after the month that’s just finished, the September 2007 release of EntLib Contrib is now available! EntLib Contrib is the community-driven open source project for extensions to the patterns & practices Enterprise Library. There are some fantastic new extensions in this release that should…

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