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….

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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