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WPF is for LOB – and we can even do RAD (WTF?)

March 18th, 2008

Agreed – the WPF learning curve is steep, but once one figures out how the basics work, things tend to get amazingly easy. And of course, the emerging sets of toolkits dont’t hurt either.

Here’s another sample – a customer of mine needed a utility to maintain data in their web shop (MySql) and update the shop database based on external data. Here’s the result of about 1.5 days work, starting pretty much from scratch (click on thumbnail for the screenshot):


And once more, I have to say: LLBLGen ist a wonderful tool – setting up database mappings is a breeze, and the generated entities play very nice with WPF. Kudos to Frans Bourma for this one!

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  1. March 19th, 2008 at 16:33 | #1

    Hey man very nice…does this use the Xceed datagrid.

    If not, id love to see your Styles for the grid part…I have issues with Styling, other than that I love WPF

  2. March 19th, 2008 at 17:33 | #2

    Hey Sacha
    I’m using Infragistic’s XamDataGrid with the Onyx theme. – no custom work there 😉

  3. jarin
    March 19th, 2008 at 17:48 | #3

    Very nice app! Just a question though… How does the LLBLGen compare to Linq to Sql/Object Relational Designer (VS2008)? Can’t you do the same O/R mapping with Linq now?

  4. March 19th, 2008 at 21:38 | #4


    Thanks! Regarding LLBLGen – the next version of LLBLGen fully supports Linq – this means that you can use Linq queries against the DB system of your choice. The beta is out already, so I assume it won’t take too long to the final release anymore. However, check their website for more information – if I’m not mistaken, there’s a roadmap available.

  1. March 19th, 2008 at 13:29 | #1