Released on 21st of May, 2007 (build: 188.8.131.52)
Rapid CRUD user interface development with ASP.NET and Genome
Genome has been extended with a starter kit and a set of specialised ASP.NET controls and page wizards for rapidly implementing standard CRUD forms for databases with Genome mapped business layers.
The concept behind this infrastructure is to rapidly deliver prototypes that can be evolved further into complex pages that support more specific use cases. The generated code is implemented lean and clean, using declarative programming features of ASP.NET such as data binding, MasterPages, CSSFriendlyAdapters and utilising standard controls such as GridView and DetailsView. This ensures that code created is maintainable and leverages the existing ASP.NET design time infrastructure (e.g. GridView and DetailsView data binding design time support). The pages created by the wizard can also be used as best practice patterns for building ASP.NET applications with Genome.GenomeDataSource: extended to support additional data binding events and automatic locking by Genome’s locking infrastructureGenomeCollectionDataSource: new, to support binding to collections of not yet existent objects (e.g. binding to the order items of an order to be created).GenomeReferenceField: new, for editing object reference properties of persistent classes mapped with NearObjectReference with a lookup control.
The new infrastructure is explained in detail in the newly created part of the User’s Guide, Building web applications with Genome, and consists of the following elements:
Visual Studio starter kit for creating ASP.NET applications with Genome
A Visual Studio starter kit for creating ASP.NET web client projects with basic Genome plumbing code for setting up a DataDomain and configuring automatic Context management.
Visual Studio page wizards for creating CRUD applications with ASP.NET and Genome
Two page wizards for generating list and detail pages for selected business classes. The wizards can be configured to generate fully working CRUD applications, including query-by-example filtering, editable master-detail relationships and optimistic locking (via the Genome locking infrastructure).
Specialised controls for using Genome with ASP.NET data binding
The following ASP.NET controls infrastructure is provided with Genome.Extensions.Web.dll:
Additional controls used by the Genome page wizardsQueryForm: provides a query-by-example filter dialog for a business entity that can automatically filter a GenomeDataSourceMinimizablePanel: shows/hides user controls in generated pagesTabView: provides tabs with different contents on the generated pages
The following additional ASP.NET user interface controls are provided for these page wizards. These new controls are provided in source code to demonstrate how to integrate third party interface libraries when required:
Mapping of methods to stored procedures
Stored procedures can now be directly mapped to class members by using the member mapping.
Minor improvements and fixes
The setup program has been streamlined in various aspects and now also supports upgrading older versions of Genome without prior uninstalling.
Source code navigation for VB.Net fixed
Various issues in navigation and code generation features for VB.NET have been fixed.
Please send your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out about a specific bug being fixed or the full list of fixed issues.