DevExpress have just announced a new framework called XAF (eXpress Application Framework). It's based around their UI tools and is supposed to be cross compatible across both Windows Forms and Web Forms.
Check it out here.
Have you or anyone else used XAF from DevExpress with CSLA? There are a lot of things that make it appealing, but it does not seem to allow the use of a middle tier - looks to be strictly 2-tier.
Just wondering if anyone has done any "combining of technologies" along this front.
No I haven't. And actually I've moved jobs recently, to a new position where I no longer use CSLA. Hopefully, someone else may respond to this post and give you the answer you need though. There are lots of helpful people on these forums.
We are using XAF for a commercial application. The only drawback is the lack of tier support. Our smart client basically sends queries across the wire and has to get all the results back to build up the objects. I really really really need to figure out how to use CSLA for the remote data portal part. If I could have the objects built on the server and then passed back I would save countless calls across the wire. Have you made any progress toward this? Care to combine forces?
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