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patterns & practices Developer Center May 2010 The Web Service Software Factory 2010 (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of resources designed to help you quickly and consistently build Web services that adhere to well-known architecture and design patterns. These resources consist of patterns and architecture topics in the form of written guidance and models with code generation in the form of tools integrated with Visual Studio 2010. Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005 users should use the Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition. On This Page
The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. The "Entity Designer Database Generation Power Pack" is a downloadable addition to Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 which includes some new database generation technologies.
Snoop (a WPF utility) The latest & greatest on Snoop including x64 support can now be found at the Snoop project on CodePlex . Download Source Installer News Updated (after a long hiatus) to include .NET 3.5 support and a couple of extra tweaks and styling.
By using dependency injection frameworks and inversion of control mechanisms, developers can generate and assemble instances of custom classes and objects that can contain dependent object instances and settings. The Unity Application Block supports this functionality, allowing developers to use techniques such as container-configured injection, constructor injection, property injection, and method call injection to generate and assemble instances of objects complete with all dependent objects and settings. The Unity Application Block exposes two methods for registering types and mappings with the container: RegisterType . This method registers a type with the container.
patterns & practices Developer Center Alex Homer, Microsoft Corporation August 2008 This article provides an overview of Microsoft Enterprise Library. It discusses why you should consider using this useful set of routines and components in your applications, what Enterprise Library actually is, and how you can get started using it.
patterns & practices Developer Center May 2010 The Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) 2010 and the Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT) 2010 are components of Guidance Automation that help build and run Guidance Packages inside Visual Studio 2010. GAT 2010 includes a new recipe that converts Guidance Packages created for Visual Studio 2008 into Guidance Packages that work with Visual Studio 2010.
Recommendations on how to design and develop custom applications using the Microsoft platform. Each patterns & practices offering contains a combination of written documentation and re-usable source code. Many also include a reference implementation. As the guidance is being developed it is reviewed and approved by internal Microsoft product teams and by external customers and partners. This produces a solid starting point for your application and a set of proven practices that you can follow with confidence.
Doug Purdy, Microsoft Corporation Jeffrey Richter, Wintellect January 2002 Summary: This article discusses the use of design patterns in the Microsoft .NET Framework. An extremely powerful tool for developers or architects in development projects, design patterns ensure that common problems are addressed via well-known and accepted solutions, and that correct code is developed more rapidly, reducing the chance that a mistake will occur in design or implementation. (21 printed pages)
patterns & practices Developer Center March 2012 The Microsoft Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development cross-cutting concerns (such as logging, validation, data access, exception handling, and many others). Application blocks are a type of guidance; they are provided as source code, test cases, and documentation that can be used "as is," extended, or modified by developers to use on complex, enterprise-level line-of-business development projects.
This guide explains the opportunities open to you for migrating applications built using Enterprise Library versions 3.1, 4.0, and 4.1, and versions 1.0 and 1.1 of Unity to use version 5.0 or Enterprise Library and version 2.0 of Unity. Because individual application scenarios and environments vary, and the way Enterprise Library and Unity are used within existing applications will differ considerably, this guide cannot guarantee success in every situation. However, it contains practical guidance that is based on knowledge gathered during the development of Enterprise Library 5.0, and through test migrations of a range of different existing applications.
By using the suite of tools in Visual Studio 2012, and combining those tools with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, you can apply proven practices to manage your application's lifecycle, from understanding customer needs through code design and implementation to deployment. You can use the instrumentation in these tools to trace requirements to checked-in code, builds and test results. These practices can help your team create software that is valued by your customers and that is faster and more reliable. You can use these tools to achieve the following results: To start to use these tools, see Adopting Team Foundation and Visual Studio for Application Lifecycle Management .
In this lab, you will learn the basic concepts of Prism and apply them to create a Prism Library solution that you can use as the starting point for building a composite Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application. After completing this lab, you will be able to do the following: You will create a new solution based on the Prism Library. You will create and load a module. You will create a view and show it in the shell window.
patterns & practices Developer Center February 2012 Prism provides guidance designed to help you more easily design and build rich, flexible, and easily maintained Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop applications, Silverlight Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), and Windows Phone 7 applications.
For more details of the topics covered in this guide, see Contents of the Guide . In this chapter, you will learn about the architecture for a typical SharePoint line-of-business (LOB) application, and the components it contains. You will see the key scenarios and the important design considerations for SharePoint LOB applications.
patterns & practices Developer Center October 2009 This guide is available online here in the MSDN Library and as a Microsoft Press book, ISBN# 9780735627109, that you can purchase through local and online booksellers such as Amazon , Barnes & Noble and BORDERS . The guide is intended to help developers and solution architects design and build effective, high quality applications using the Microsoft platform and the .NET Framework more quickly and with less risk; it provides guidance for using architecture principles, design principles, and patterns that are tried and trusted.