ADO.Net Entity Framework Screencast – Introduction [HE]

31 באוגוסט 2007

ADO.Net Entity Framework Screencast - Introduction I've posted earlier that ADO.Net Entity Framework Beta 2 is available. I've taken few moments to show what is possible when using it. This screencast is in Hebrew, but you can fully understand it by watching only. I've love to get your feedback on the screencast and about the technology, and if you have any questions about it, please comment! ...

ADO.Net Entity Framework Beta 2 is available

28 באוגוסט 2007

ADO.Net Entity Framework Beta 2 is available The ADO.Net Entity Framework bits for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, and the CTP 1 of the Entity Framework Tools is available for download. Read the ADO.Net Team announcement here. ADO.Net Entity Framework Tools August 2007 CTP ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 2 ADO.Net Entity Framework Samples for Beta 2 The ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools Preview CTP contains a preview release of the ADO.NET Entity Designer which enables users to visually design model and mappings using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2. The designer in this CTP has limited functionality and...

Software Factories Support for Visual Studio 2008

25 באוגוסט 2007

Software Factories Support for Visual Studio 2008 Since the release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, and the release of GAT/GAX July CTP that supports it, many of us are waiting for updates regarding the support for the current software factories such as Web Service Software Factory, Smart Client Software Factory and Web Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008. I've already mentioned in an earlier post that currently there is not support for those factories in Visual Studio 2008, since it broke some DTE interfaces, and therefore it is not fully backward compatible. Recently, the patterns and...

Service Factory v3 – New Community Drop on CodePlex

15 באוגוסט 2007

Service Factory v3 - New Community Drop on CodePlex Build 117 alpha of Service Factory v3 is available for download from Community Page of Service Factory on CodePlex. In order to get started with this new release, go through the documentation of this release. It contains instructions for setting up the factory for your development environment, and also contains an introductory walkthrough that helps you understand how to benefit from the factory. The team is looking for your feedback, as the opportunity to make a difference before the final release is closing. If you have any feedback, please answer these questions,...

How To: Build an Add-In using System.AddIn

13 באוגוסט 2007

How To: Build an Add-In using System.AddIn When you want to build an extensible application, that dynamically loads add-ins into it, you face some challenges such as discovering, activating and managing the lifetime of the add-ins. With the new System.AddIn Framework that ships with Visual Studio 2008, this tasks becomes much easier.  This post is a step by step guide for building a *very* simple add-in using the new System.AddIn Framework. I will guide you through building a Console Application that actives add-ins and runs them. In later posts I will discuss how to version the host and add-ins separately, talk about...

System.AddIn.Pipeline.LifetimeTokenHandle renamed to ContractHandle

11 באוגוסט 2007

System.AddIn.Pipeline.LifetimeTokenHandle renamed to ContractHandle I am playing with the new System.AddIn capabilities that are part of the .Net Framework 3.5, and finding it great. I have developed a smart client application in the past that had to face the dynamic loading of modules and seeing the new API and the problems this technology solves - I am very happy to get started with it. I started by reading the two introductory articles in MSDN Magazine: .NET Application Extensibility - Part 1 and .NET Application Extensibility - Part 2, by Jack Gudenkauf and Jesse Kaplan. In those articles, the samples project is an extensible calculator that loads add-ins using the new API....

Using WF Rules Engine without any Workflow

9 באוגוסט 2007

Using WF Rules Engine without any Workflow Customer often ask me: "If all I need is the WF Rules Engine - why do I have to use Windows Workflow Foundation?" There is something very important to be clear about - The WF Rules Engine is although a part the the technology called Windows Workflow Foundation, but it can be used without being hosted inside a business process that was built with Windows Workflow Foundation. The WF Rules Engine has it own API that allows developers to integrate rules capabilities into their applications. It also has many extensibility points for building custom actions, conditions...