Birth of a project: DxFluentUI

I’ve just started a new project on Codeplex: DxFluentUI.

The goal of the project is to provide a fluent API for the creation of DevExpress controls. It currently provides an incomplete implementation for the XtraGrid and XtraVerticalGrid controls.

Look back for further details….


What did we learn this week? Week of 13 april 2009

links for this week:

unit testing windows forms applications and more perticular: databinding
While working on some code which encapsulates windows forms controls, I had to check if my abstraction works. And especially, if the databinding works:
Unit Testing WinForms 2.0 Databinding

Adding features to Visual Studio 2008
It had happened to me before but this time I had to succeed: I needed to install the crystal report features which are part of visual studio. Unfortunately, starting the setup form the dvd failed with the error: “A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components. Canceling setup.” After some research following post helped me (make sure you read it until the end):
Adding features to Visual Studio 2008 may fail to load setup components