Coming Soon – Validation Application Block

27 בנובמבר 2006

As mentioned before, the Patterns and Practices teams has already started working on Enterprise Library v3. Tom Hollander reveals today the first upcoming application block targeted for this release - Validation Application Block. The Validation Application Block will include a comprehensive library of common validation rules that apply to not only primitive data types, but can be easily applied to your custom complex types. Read all about it here. Look interesting...Enjoy!
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Build Custom Activities To Extend The Reach Of Your Workflows

23 בנובמבר 2006

A new article on December 2006 MSDN Magazine discusses one of the most important aspects in Windows Workflow Foundation - Building Custom Activities. It covers the core components required for building custom activities for your business domain, including runtime responsibilities, design time experience, and asynchronous activity development. Read it here. Enjoy!
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Invoke a Static Generic Method using Reflection

15 בנובמבר 2006

Invoke a Static Generic Method using Reflection Assume you have a class with a static generic method:class ClassWithGenericStaticMethod{    public static void PrintName<T>(string prefix) where T : class    {        Console.WriteLine(prefix + " " + typeof(T).FullName);    }} How can you invoke this method using relection? It turns out to be very easy... This is how you Invoke a Static Generic Method using Reflection: // Grabbing the type that has the static generic methodType typeofClassWithGenericStaticMethod = typeof(ClassWithGenericStaticMethod);// Grabbing the specific static methodMethodInfo methodInfo = typeofClassWithGenericStaticMethod.GetMethod("PrintName", System.Reflection.BindingFlags.Static | BindingFlags.Public);// Binding the method info to generic argumentsType genericArguments = new Type { typeof(Program) };MethodInfo genericMethodInfo = methodInfo.MakeGenericMethod(genericArguments);//...

Performance Characteristics of Windows Workflow Foundation

12 בנובמבר 2006

A new MSDN technical article provides a general discussion of key performance considerations and modeling guidelines that are important when developing applications on top of the Windows Workflow Foundation. It describes the performance characteristics of several illustrative scenarios that include some of the key features in WF. If you're using Windows Workflow Foundation, this artical is essential. Enjoy!
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8 בנובמבר 2006

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Finally – .Net Framework 3.0 RTM is available for Download

7 בנובמבר 2006

This is absolutely a great RTM week for Microsoft! Available downloads: Windows SDK for Windows Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components - Web Setup here, or DVD ISO here. .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable Package (.Net 3.0 Runtime). Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (Windows Workflow Foundation). Enjoy!
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