Can VS2008 new features work together with ETL?

Topics: Data Access Application Block, General discussion, Validation Application Block
Aug 13, 2007 at 6:08 PM
Edited Aug 13, 2007 at 6:41 PM
I'm trying to build a new application and have been thinking about using ETL as the base. Since VS2008 is coming out soon, I wonder whether I should continue evaluating ETL or not. Data Accces and Validation are the application blocks which I may be using. I have not reviewed VS2008 yet but I understand LINQ and Entity Framework will be included. If I build an application based on those ETL's application blocks, how easy is it to convert an application to use LINQ and/or other corresponding enhancements in VS2008? I know there may not be an easy way to convert but I hope there are some recommendations/suggestions in using those application blocks so the conversion to VS2008 will be less complicated. Also, is it possible to use some application blocks like Validation and use LINQ/Entity Framework for the Data Access? Does it make a difference if my application is written in C# or Visual Basic 2005?
Aug 14, 2007 at 6:14 AM
I am also interested in this topic.
Aug 14, 2007 at 1:41 PM
Me too.
Mar 5, 2008 at 12:51 PM
Me too. Maybe someone from the P&P team can give out some guidance of designing layered apps (in particular web apps) that use LINQ as their data access layer but pass business objects between layers - as an example of one design.
Apr 28, 2008 at 5:52 PM
Yes, such a design example of using LINQ + DAAB will be greaty appreciated.