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Learning the Model View Presenter Pattern by Bil Simser

The guys over at Patterns and Practices got it right. They've put together a package (available via a CodePlex project here ) on learning and understanding the Model View Presenter Pattern (MVP). It's kind of a "mini-guidance" package and not...
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Taming the ActionCatalog in SCSF by Bil Simser

The Smart Client Software Factory provides additional capbility above and beyond what CAB (the Composite Application UI Block) has. A little known gem is the ActionCatalog which can ease your pain in security trimming your application. For example suppose...
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Acropolis, CAB, WPF, and the future by Bil Simser

"Acropolis, the future of Smart Client" So sayeth Glenn Block, product lead for the Smart Client Software Factory and CAB. Glenn's a good friend and he's just doing his job, but I felt a little shafted when Acropolis popped up on the scene. I mean, after...
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Efficiency vs. Effectiveness, the CAB debate continues by Bil Simser

There's been two great posts on the CAB debate recently that were interesting. Jeremy Miller had an excellent post over the brouhaha, citing that he really isn't going to be building a better CAB but supports the new project we recently launched, SCSFContrib...

SCSFContrib is Alive! by Bil Simser

I'm pleased to announce the startup of a new project on CodePlex. I'm very happy to be part of the team to bring you SCSFContrib . What is SCSFContrib? If you're familiar with NAntContrib where members of the community contribute extensions to NAnt (specific...
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Reusability vs. RYO by Bil Simser

Every so often, a topic brushes by my RSS feeds that I have to jump into and comment on. The latest foray is a conversation between Chris Holmes , Jeremy Miller , and Oren Eini . It started with Oren and a post about not particularly caring for what the...
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Adding a splash screen to a CAB application by Bil Simser

Been awhile since I blogged as I've been sort of out of it missing the MVP Summit and all. Here's a simple way to add a splash screen to your Composite UI Application Block (CAB) based applications. It's pretty simple to implement a splash...
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Using Dependency Injection with CAB by Bil Simser

I was working through a problem tonight regarding dependency injection and CAB. CAB provides a facility to inject services and whatnot into other class using ObjectBuilder, Microsoft's DI framework. ObjectBuilder isn't the same as a DI/IOC container...
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Using MSBuild with Smart Client Software Factories by Bil Simser

The Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF) is an awesome tool. It comes in the form as a guidance package from the patterns and practices guys and kicks off your initial Smart Client app with various services, several projects, and a shell application all...

Exposing business objects to the UI by Bil Simser

I've been working the past few months with the Composite UI Application Block (CAB) and the Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF). They're all great but the documentation throws me for a loop sometimes. In an entry called "Map Business Entities...
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