Is EntLib5 DAAB happily married with Silverlight4?

Topics: Data Access Application Block, Enterprise Library Core, General discussion
Jun 4, 2010 at 5:31 AM


I have a 3000 feet high level question that need your help:  Can we use DAAB with Silverlight?

We currently have a web-based project that using EntLib5 DAAB.  Now we want to have a UI facelift using silverlight as front-end.  I just wonder if it is possible to fill the dataGrid control in SL with DAAB?

If yes, would you pls give me some sample codes how it is fed with ItemSource and bind it?

Truly appreciate any help



Jun 4, 2010 at 6:11 AM

Unfortunately no, only the Unity Application Block 2.0 can be used in Silverlight.

You would need to manually port it to silverlight assembly.


Sarah Urmeneta
Global Technology and Solutions
Avanade, Inc.

Jun 4, 2010 at 3:56 PM
that is unfortunate. Thanks.
Jun 4, 2010 at 8:49 PM

The DAAB is a wrapper around ADO.NET. Silverlight doesn't even have ADO.NET, so the DAAB doesn't make sense there anyway.