patterns & practices Developer Center April 2013 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. The design of application blocks encapsulates the Microsoft recommended and proven practices for .NET application development. These good practices are demonstrated in the overall design of the Enterprise Library, as well in the context-specific guidelines in the design of individual application blocks and QuickStarts. Enterprise Library
DataGridView Tips and Secrets DataGridView displays the contents of a data source. It is a control in Windows Forms. It uses a grid format. There are many ways to improve its default configuration. We show some improvements to usability and appearance.