May 2009 Entries

Windows Workflow 4.0: quick Activity reference

The .NET Endpoint Team has published an interesting post where they give a brief description on all the new activities that ships with the WF 4.0 Beta 1 platform. I recommend to all that works with WF 4.0 to check it… a quick and easy way to understand all the new engine I think. This is the main content of the summary (cross posted here for don’t loose it): Activities are the unit of work in a workflow program. Activities in WF4 have a signature and body. The signature of an activity is defined in terms of its...

posted @ Friday, May 29, 2009 8:51 AM | Feedback (8)

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1: so good!

I’m so surprised about the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 release: after some days of testing and after some project’s migrations on the new platform, the environment never crashed and the performances are really good. The new WPF environment is really cool and I love expecially the new WPF Designer (finally Intellisense in XAML) and the new Workflow engine (FlowChart workflows are really a great new thing!!). I hope that something more will be done on the new Workflow Designer and I’m waiting for news about the Workflow designer hosting capabilities. Wonderful to see that...

posted @ Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:06 AM | Feedback (0)

Dynamics NAV bug on protecting Addon’s objects

If you’re a NAV ISV and you have developed an addon for Dynamics NAV, you’re quite sure that your rights on code are protected and your customer can’t open your objects or modify them (due to the object ID protection). Unfortunately, this is not true… there’s a trick that permits to everyone to read the code of a protected object despite the license protection level. You can also edit and modify the addon objects and create your own. Obviously I can’t describe how to unprotect an object here, but I’ve signalled this problem to Microsoft because I think...

posted @ Monday, May 18, 2009 11:41 AM | Feedback (0)

Model-View-ViewModel Toolkit for Visual Studio 2008

I think that everyone involved on building complex WPF applications are exactly in my situation: we've spent lots of days architecturing the applications, choosing the right pattern (M-V-VM in this case) and training all the Dev Team on using it, organize the work with other developers involved on the project (we've figures that works mainly on the View, other that works on the Model and others that works on the ViewModel side) and now that the work is in an advanced state what happens? In one of my "mainly monitored" section of Codeplex (WPF Futures) is released the first...

posted @ Saturday, May 02, 2009 3:37 PM | Feedback (1)