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Auto-Wire Business Rules

Status: Under Consideration
by Silver Contributor on ‎01-06-2010 09:10 AM

Am I the only one tired of clicking through the "External Assembly Reference" dialog when adding business rules?  Or just the only one using external assemblies?


Here is what I would like:

* a set of attributes: [OnBeforeInsert], [OnBeforeUpdate], [BusinessRule]

* maybe some parameter for the attributes to be able to define post and pre steps: [OnBeforeInsert(Order=Post)]

* decorate the methods in the assembly with those attributes

* point AA to the assembly.  Have it automatically link the business rules and entity events.

* Bonus points:

  + pull the XMLDOC and put it as description on the business rules.

  + "prune" missing methods (the ones that are still defined in AA but got removed from the assembly)


It should also be possible to create such a tool externally, if anyone is interested in an open source (or commercial) endeavor.

Status: Under Consideration
Interesting idea. We''re passing it around to see what a final design might look like. Thanks
by Bronze Super Contributor
on ‎01-06-2010 10:41 AM
That would be awesome Nick. Great idea.
by Bronze Super Contributor
on ‎01-06-2010 08:15 PM
I like it!
by Employee
on ‎01-07-2010 10:41 AM

Have been using External Assemblies for QuickForm/Control event handlers and I feel teh smae pain there are well.


Have been wondering what an improved experience would look/work like - great ideas Nick.

by Bronze Elite Contributor
on ‎01-11-2010 12:33 PM

Believe it or not, you're not the only one using external assemblies Smiley Happy


There are quite a few places where the experience could be flattened for the user.

on ‎02-02-2010 12:15 PM
Status changed to: Under Consideration
Interesting idea. We''re passing it around to see what a final design might look like. Thanks

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