Update Configurations Without Replacing Them Using Enterprise Library 5 Fluent Configuration API

October 28, 2010

Update Configurations Without Replacing Them Using Enterprise Library 5 Fluent Configuration API I got a question today in an article I published about the fluent configuration API in Enterprise Library 5. The question was how to add a database connection string to an existing configuration during runtime. The person who wrote the question also published a specific solution which I refactored to a general purpose solution that I’ll show in this post. The Problem When you use the fluent configuration API the ConfigurationSourceBuilder class has just one method to update the configuration which is UpdateConfigurationWithReplace. This method updates the configuration source and...
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IE9 for Web Developers Session

October 27, 2010

IE9 for Web Developers Session Next Thursday (4.11) I’m having a session about Internet Explorer 9 for web developers. The session will take place at Microsoft Ra’anana between 08:30 and 13:00 and it is free. In the session I’m going to present IE9 (which is currently in its beta version) and talk about the main issues that every web developer will need to know when he or she is programming web sites and web applications. If you like to hear this session you can still register the event from this link. Hope to see you there....
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Exposing a Stored Procedure in WCF Data Service

October 25, 2010

Exposing a Stored Procedure in WCF Data Service Today I answered a question in the data platform development forums. The question was simple – how to expose a stored procedure which is mapped to an Entity Framework model through a WCF Data Service. This post will show you exactly how to do this. The Stored Procedure First I’ve created a the following stored procedure: CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.GetCoursesOrderByTitle AS BEGIN SET NOCOUNT ON ...

Teched Israel 2010 Here I Come

October 22, 2010

Teched Israel 2010 Here I Come Teched Israel 2010 is going to happen next month in Eilat between the 28-30 of November. On this Teched I’ll have the pleasure to present a session about building N-Tier applications by using Entity Framework 4. In the session I’m going to discuss the considerations and approaches for building these types of applications on top of EF4. For more details about the development tools and technologies track (which is the track I’m participating in) go to the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/israel/TechEd2010/Tracks/DEV.aspx Hope to see you there. ...

Sela Open House – Introduction to Entity Framework 4 Slide Deck

Sela Open House – Introduction to Entity Framework 4 Slide Deck On last Wednesday I had a Sela open house about EF4 in Sela Haifa. I want to thank all the people who came to hear the session. The agenda of the open house included: Introduction to EF How to query and manipulate data using EF EF4 I published the session slide deck and demos in my SkyDrive and you can download it from this link. Enjoy! CodeProject

Using the ControllerActivator in MVC 3

October 17, 2010

Using the ControllerActivator in MVC 3 In the previous post I showed how to use the DependencyResolver in order to bring Dependency Injection behavior to a MVC 3 application. In this post I’ll show you how you can use the ControllerActivator in order to activate controllers using your own behavior. The IControllerActivator In MVC 3 beta a new interface was introduced – the IControllerActivator. This interface is an injection point in order to create our own behavior in order to activate controllers. That interface is discoverable using the dependency resolver. If you don’t implement the interface...

Dependency Injection in MVC 3 Was Made Easier

Dependency Injection in MVC 3 Was Made Easier In the past I wrote a post that showed how to implement Dependency Injection using Unity in ASP.NET MVC framework. This post revisits that post and shows how you can do the same thing easily in MVC 3. Pay attention that the supplied code is based on MVC 3 beta and may change in the future. The IDependencyResolver and DependencyResolver MVC 3 introduces a new interface – the IDependencyResolver. This interface enables service location by providing two methods: GetService(Type serviceType) – this method...

Sela Open House – Entity Framework 4

Sela Open House – Entity Framework 4 On this Wednesday evening I’m going to deliver an open house in Sela Haifa. The session is going to include an introduction to Entity Framework, How to query and manipulate data and a section about Entity Framework 4. If you are interested and want more details about the event or want to register you can go to the following link. For the list of open houses that Sela conducts go to this link. I hope to see you there. CodeProject

Back to Basics – OnBeforeUnload Event

October 12, 2010

Back to Basics – OnBeforeUnload Event There are times when you need to warn your users about unsaved changes before they leave the web page that they are working on. In these times the simple solution is to use the OnBeforeUnload javascript event. In this post I will explain what is this event and how to use it. OnBeforeUnload Event The OnBeforeUnload event is fired prior to a page being unloaded. This is the last place that you can prevent the loss of unsaved data before leaving the page. In order to use the event you can wire a handler...
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Using Overlay Icon API to Make Client Notifications in IE9

October 11, 2010

Using Overlay Icon API to Make Client Notifications in IE9 Ever wanted to notify your site clients/users while they are surfing in your site. In one of the applications that I helped to build this was a customer requirement. So in the past you could have implemented a blinking behavior that will make the icon of the browser blinking. Not a very user friendly behavior for my taste. With IE9 you now able to use the new SiteMode Overlay Icon javascript behavior which is part of the site pinning feature. Overlay Icon API The Overlay Icon...
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