CSLA 4 version 4.5.3 beta 2 release

CSLA 4 version 4.5.3 beta 2 release

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RockfordLhotka posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012

I have put CSLA 4 version 4.5 beta 2 online as we continue toward the planned final release of version 4.5 on or before Oct 26.

Version 4.5.3 is available via nuget and from the CSLA download page.

The change log contains a list of all changes. Highlights include:

  1. Substantial changes to CslaActionExtender for Windows Forms
  2. Substantial (and some breaking) changes to pre- and post-processing methods around the data portal
  3. Added the ability to global implement pre- and post-processing handler to server-side data portal to enable logging/tracing and IoC scenarios

At this point we are feature complete, so any releases between now and final release will be bug fixes or stabilization.

Version 4.5 supports the following platforms:

If you are using any of these platforms, please download and test this new release. Here are some notes regarding upgrading from version 4 to 4.5.

JonM replied on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

I downloaded beta 2 and ran the installer.  I'm trying to use this in VS 2012 + .NET 4 + Async targeting pack.  It won't build be cause the .NET assemblies are compiled against 4.5 (not 4.0).  Is there a 4.0 version?  I'm going to try to recompile the source for this beta for 4.0.

JonM replied on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Nevermind.  Just doing a straight build of the source gives me a separate  .NET4 folder in bin.  That's exactly what I needed!

RockfordLhotka replied on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

 The installer does give you rebuilt assemblies in its \bin folder, so you really don't need to build the code yourself, except for fun.

Also, if you get the assemblies via nuget, the source is now on a source server so you can walk through the CSLA source in the debugger of necessary.

Personally I've switched to nuget for nearly all work because it offers such a great experience for adding and updating references.

tiago replied on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Hi Rocky,

JonM is making a point: there are no NET4 binaries on the MSI.

When using VS2012 and targeting Framework .NET 4, NuGet shows the correct packges / assemblies. So using NuGet is the only way to use Csla 4.5.3 and target Framework .NET 4.0

Using VS2010 NuGet doesn't show Csla 4.5.3 even when "Include prerelease" is selected. So for VS2010 people there is no way to use Csla 4.5.3


Oops... when "Include prerelease" is selected, Csla 4.5.3 does show under VS2010


RockfordLhotka replied on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Ahh, well that's a bug in my setup program. I'll fix that!!

skagen00 replied on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

FWIW we moved up to 4.5.3 beta 2 and all 10K+ tests still pass, things look fine for us.

RockfordLhotka replied on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

That's great news, thank you!!

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