Last post Dec 28, 2008 01:55 PM by scothu
Dec 26, 2008 10:34 AM|Nezdet|LINK
I don't get the idea of the dynamic data?? What is it good for?
Dec 26, 2008 11:43 AM|XIII|LINK
to set up a website that exposes your database directly and in a very quick way. I don't use it for enterprise applications but rather for my administrative pages where I, or one of my colleagues, can quickly alter data without having to write sql statements
myself. Also for the maintenance crew afterwards this can be a very handy tool.
Dec 26, 2008 11:51 AM|Nezdet|LINK
Thanks a lot.. I was also thinking that I should onlyuse it for administrativ pages.
but I was not that sure,
Dec 26, 2008 12:30 PM|sjnaughton|LINK
Using it only for Admin is the obvious answer but not necessarily the right one. [:D]
The readl power of DD is hidden at first, until you dig around a bit these are my favoirite points:
I would use DD for virtualy anything.
You can achive many goals that would be time consuming if you did it in the traditional way. And I still use traditional ASP.Net as well, what I would say is start using it and digg a bit read some of the blogs about it.
Hope this helps [:D]
Where to use?
Dec 28, 2008 01:55 PM|scothu|LINK
You have seen some replies that Dynamic Data is good for quickly building a website and that is part of it and a useful part of it. But Dynamic Data is much more then that. You can use Dynamic Data in any application that is using the main data controls
in ASP.NET such as DetailsView, FormView, GridView and ListView. It adds the following functionality to these built in controls;
Templating - instead of being stuck with default rendering the controls are template based which you can alter the change the appearance
Validation - enabling dynamic data brings some default validation: limiting input based on field size in database, making non-nullable columns required and making sure the data is the proper type. Note this validation can be expanded by adding validation
attributes such as Regex, Range, Required, etc...
Relationships - the controls understand the relationship fields in databases showing dropdown lists for foreign key columns.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, Dynamic Data is alot more the scaffolding.