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Just Released! Enterprise Library 3.0 - December 2006 CTP

Just Released! Enterprise Library 3.0 - December 2006 CTP

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If you'd planned to spend the Christmas holidays drinking beer, watching cricket and eating way too much (or whatever it is that you normally do at this time of the year in your part of the world), I've got some bad news for you. We've just released the first Community Technology Preview release of Enterprise Library 3.0, so you may well want to spend a good chunk of the holidays geeking out with the new release. To coincide with this release, we've also launched a shiny new CodePlex site that replaces the somewhat rusty GotDotNet that we've used for our community for the past few years. The GDN site will stay there for now so you can view old forum posts, but it's been switched to read-only mode and the CodePlex site is now the place to be.

The CTP doesn't have a lot of documentation, but there is a reasonably detailed Release Notes document explaining what's new. Here's a quick summary of what you can expect:


  • Source Code installer
  • Partial Trust Support
  • Strong-Named Binary Assemblies

Validation Application Block

  • Core validation API
  • Minimal Validator Library
  • Attaching validators to objects via attributes
  • Attaching validators to objects via configuration
  • Not included yet (but in the works): Configuration tool support, complete validator library, integration with ASP.NET, Windows Forms, WCF etc.

Data Access Application Block

  • SQL Server Compact Edition Support
  • New Database.UpdateDatabase overload with updateBatchSize parameter

Configuration Tool

  • Visual Studio IDE integration
  • AppSettings support
  • Encryption support

Application Block Software Factory

  • Templates and recipes for creating application blocks and provider libraries
  • Preliminary documentation

Strong Naming Guidance Package

  • Recipes to assist in strong-naming and updating [InternalsVisibleTo] across multiple projects

Keep in mind that this is a CTP which means there are going to be things that don't work properly and things that we haven't had time to complete yet - so while we'd love you to play with the CTP and give us feedback, we strongly recommend against using it in production applications. We expect to have more, (hopefully) even better CTPs coming out in the new year before the final release.

If there's anything you want to see us fix or change before then, please provide feedback on the CodePlex forum or use the Issue Tracker tool.

Enjoy - and have a Merry Christmas!

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  • Congratulations!

  • I will literally have to force myself to go to bed and stop playing with Enterprise Library 3.0 tonight

  • Ohh, just in time for the holidays, Enterprise Library 3.0 has just had it's first CTP released . Might

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  • 刚刚从Tom Hollander看到消息,Enterprise Library 3.0 December 2006 CTP版发布了!这是Enterprise Library 3.0发布的第一个版本,同时该项目也移到了Codeplex上,官方主页为:

  • Terrific news!

    One question. When is the estimated release date for Ent Lib 3?



  • Tom Hollander l'annonce sur son blog : la première CTP de l'EntLib est disponible. Et, étonnamment (:p),

  • Tom Hollander's blog Just Released! Enterprise Library 3.0 - December 2006 CTP patterns & practices

  • A nice Christmas present from the PAG team: the first CTP of the 3.0 Ent Lib and they have put it on

  • Last night Tom Hollander and co. announced the release of the December CTP of Enterprise Libraries 3.0

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  • Tom and the EL Team,

    I am Especially happy with the SQL Compact support in the DAB. I can finally remove my custom solution to get this to work.

    Thanks for the nice Christmas Gift!  

  • Que buena noticia, empezare a checarlo mientras espero a Santa¡¡¡

    Saludos y Feliz Navidad

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