CSLA Light PropertyStatus control in Action

I have been working on CSLA Light for a while now and one of the coolest things I’ve gotten to work on is the “PropertyStatus” control. It turns out that creating controls for Silverlight is a huge pain in the neck but I think this one turned out pretty well actually.

So what the property status control does is that once bound to a CSLA business object it will hook into PropertyChanged events and display the properties IsBusy status and various broken rules. It will also disable / make read-only another control based on the authorization rules specified in the object. All in all it’s pretty useful.

I put together a quick little video demonstrating the effects. The second half of the video I have logged in under “Guest” credentials to show how it works with authorization.

justnbusiness entities

In case you hadn’t noticed I used NBusiness as the backend for this very site. Well due to popular demand I am including the entities I used to create this very site as well as the sql scripts for the custom factory methods. Feel free to build your own blog with this code! I’ll probably make another post related to how to roll out changes to your goddaddy (or other web host) relatively easily using an “install” system.
Download the Entity Project here.
All you need to do is install the latest version of NBusiness. Add a reference to this entity project and build your code. You can use the sql scripts generated by NBusiness (or run the schema updater by right clicking the project file in the solution explorer) then run the custom sql script included with this project.