Tuesday, March 24, 2009

WPF(Windows Presentation Foundation) Introduction

If you are new to WPF(Window Presentation Foundation) you can use the following links to learn this new technology. The video link given below is not a tutorial but will highlight the features of this new technology.

Windows Presentation Foundation features- Video

You can use these other links to learn this new great technology.

A Guided Tour of Windows Presentation Foundation

Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation

An Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation

If you want learn the Silverlight Architecture you can use the following MSDN link to learn more.

Silverlight Architecture

Use the following link to see of the silverlight samples.

Silverlight Samples

Hope you will enjoy.

Friday, March 13, 2009

'System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper' does not contain a definition for 'RenderPartial' and no extension method 'RenderPartial' acceptin

When i try to run a MVC Sample application from Web i was getting this "'System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper' does not contain a definition for 'RenderPartial' and no extension method 'RenderPartial' accepting a first argument of type 'System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper' could be found." error.

After further research i found that i was running "MVC Preview Release" on my system, which does not support System.Web.Mvc.Html namespace. So i upgraded my MVC from my preview release to "MVC 1.0 RC2".  RC2 release can be downloaded from here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

ADO.NET Entity Framework

Interested in creating an N Layered application, then you might be interested in using ADO.NET's new Entity Framework. Its free. It basically creates you the Data Access Layer once you connect to your Database. Right now it supports only SQL server, but they have released a sample Framework for Oracle as well. If you want to learn more use the following links below.

Getting started with Entity Framework

Sample Entity Framework Provider for Oracle

Another interesting link i have come across in this title is

Managing Entity Framework ObjectContext lifespan and scope in n-layered ASP.NET applications

Hope you will find this useful.