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Looking for a good .NET sample app

The .NET band wagon is getting pretty full, so I decided its about time I hop on. 

I have searched high and low for a "best practices" example of how to build a 3-tier WinForms application.

I have been through MSDN, gotdotNet.com, freshmeat.net, codeproject.com and sourceforge.  Oh yeah, and google.

I am having the most difficulty trying to figure out how to update the database.  There are tons of trivial examples, if you don't mind sticking a wack of SQL in the UI.

Making the leap from the trivial to the elegant has been problematic.

Articles, source code or book suggestions are all welcome.

Frustrated
Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Try TaskVision, from Microsoft:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnwinforms/html/wnf_taskvision.asp

Girb
Wednesday, October 29, 2003

I have found the following helpful:

http://www.pragmatier.com/
There's a free tier creator, the drawback is that it only uses MS Access. That should get you started though. This site uses the DAL framework.

http://www.lhotka.net/ArticleIndex.aspx?area=CSLA%20.NET
This is Rockford Lhotka's site promoting his CSLA framework.

http://www.ericjsmith.net/codesmith/
This is a site for CodeSmith, a freeware template-based code generator.  There are both DAL and CSLA templates here.

HTH,

Hector

Slartibartfast
Wednesday, October 29, 2003

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