September 2010 Entries

Series: NET 5.0 - not quite there yet!

What can we expect in .NET 5.0? All we've heard so far is Compiler Services - a veritable drought of info that curbs the enthusuasm of the developer community. Following is a series of what to expect in .NET 5.0 ... and what to wish for ... Entity Framework 5.0 - not quite there yet! WCF RIA / Data Services 5.0 - not quite there yet! Silverlight 5.0 / WPF 5.0 - not quite there yet! C# 5.0 - not quite there yet! Workflow 5.0 - not quite there yet! LightSwitch - not quite there yet! The developers ......

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2010 11:41 PM | Comments (0)

Entity Framework 5.0 - not quite there yet!

Model Functionality · Support for Enums for property types from lookup tables · Allow default date = DateTime.Now - The only way to set a default date in the entity data model is to put a hard date in there, a string. If you have a known default date (e.g. 1900-01-01) this is fine. But often we want NOW to be the default and there's no way to indicate that in the model. · Support for System.IO.Stream instead of Byte[] for varbinary type of fields · Support GUID as Entity Key -http://leedumond.com/blog/... ......

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2010 11:33 PM | Comments (3)

WCF RIA / Data Services 5.0 - not quite there yet!

Integrate RIA and Data Services why do we need 2 high level service abstractions? DataSources · Aggregate and expose entities from multiple sources including other RIA / Data Services OData · Navigation Properties on Derived Types · Any / All LINQ Operators · OData Binary Serialization Format - Provide support for a binary wire format (to supplement JSON/ATOM). · Containment / Hierarchical Models - If I have a schema that has Orders and OrderDetails, I dont want /OrderDetails to be direclty accessible. ......

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2010 2:09 PM | Comments (0)

Silverlight 5.0 / WPF 5.0 - not quite there yet!

Merge Wpf and Silverlight to single framework · Merge both frameworks to use the same assemblies and controls (with optional functionality in separate assemblies) make a .net silverlight profile that would be a subset of .net client profile and used by partially trusted xaps. · Conditional compilation within Xaml - stopgap solution: for Silverlight/WPF differences in shared markup. · Support the direct hosting of Silverlight – stopgap solution: support the direct hosting of Silverlight in a WPF application ......

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2010 1:06 PM | Comments (1)

C# 5.0 - not quite there yet!

in and between operators if (x in (1, 2, 3)) if (x in 1:5) if (x between(1,5)) · Like Python - Without having to use extension methods Data Structure Improvements · Make BCL collections to be generic: all this ControlCollection, XmlAttributeCollection, SqlErrorCollection, StringCollection becomes Collection<Control>, Collection<XmlAttribute> and Collection<SqlError> · Tuple Packing and Unpacking - Like python: public Tuple<string, int, double> ReturnMyTuple() { return "Hello ......

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2010 1:01 PM | Comments (10)

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