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Killer feature - SL Dataform template generator

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Sörnt Poppe
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Sörnt Poppe asked on 04 May 2010, 07:39 PM
Hi there,

that would definite a productivie booster:

* Create a VS Wizzard that let me select a class (that is decorated with the MS DataAnnotation attributes)
* Let me specifiy the basic layout (a grid with customizable rows and colums) and let me drag and drop the properties of my DataClass to the cells for later Databinding.
* Ask me If I would like to a have a new windows created with that Layout or If I want to simple copy the generated XAML to the clipboard (for later paste in)

The Layout is embeded within the SL Dataform control and uses the Telerik Controls for presentation (combox, buttons, Datetime picker...)

Really cool would be if the controls will be aligen to the Telerik style without setting them manually (

http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/silverlight/general-discussions/problem-with-stylemanger-settheme-and-ms-textbox-in-dataform.aspx

).
If there are DateTime Fields ask me If I want to edit the Date part or the TimePart or both and create the controls for me.
If there are Nummeric fields, let me define the format (currency, min-max values).

These are all borrng recurring steps foreach SL developer - such a Wizzard would be really, really nice :-)

Kind regards,
Sörnt

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Nikolay
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answered on 07 May 2010, 08:48 AM
Hi Sörnt Poppe,

Thanks for your suggestion. We completely understand the benefit from such a functionality/control and we will be definitely working on this. Right now I cannot set an exact timeframe. We will most probably be able to release anything like that with the Q3 release this year. Prior to that we will launch several Beta releases and include there the first bits of the control. So you can stay tuned on our blogs for more details.

All the best,
Nick
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answered on 07 May 2010, 08:58 AM
Hi,

I found XAML PowerToys which does exactly what I wanted.

Regards,
Sörnt
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