Workspace Types (Introduction to the CAB/SCSF Part 17)

Introduction Part 16 of this series of articles explained in general terms why Workspaces are useful. It also examined the methods that are available on a Workspace via the IWorkspace interface. There are five Workspace types provided with the Composite Application Block framework: DeckWorkspace, ZoneWorkspace, TabWorkspace, MdiWorkspace and WindowWorkspace. This article looks in a little … Continue reading Workspace Types (Introduction to the CAB/SCSF Part 17)

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More Detail on Workspaces and SmartParts (Introduction to the CAB/SCSF Part 16)

Introduction Part 15 of this series of articles explained SmartParts in the CAB, and gave a very brief introduction to Workspaces. This article will continue with the same topics. In particular we will look in more detail at Workspaces. Workspaces Recap Part 15 explained the SmartParts can be most easily thought of as user controls … Continue reading More Detail on Workspaces and SmartParts (Introduction to the CAB/SCSF Part 16)

Composite Application Block or WPF Composite Client?

I’ve had a question from a Greg Bayer this week about what my thoughts were on the Composite Application Block and Smart Client Software Factory (CAB/SCSF) ‘now that it appears that both are being put out to pasture by Microsoft’. My response became a little long to be posted as a comment. I suspect Greg … Continue reading Composite Application Block or WPF Composite Client?