I’ve been thinking about some basic ideas recently related to the design of a Object Layer for the C#/.Net project that I’m working on. Actually, it’s not a proper OL really, more of a set of enhancements to the Data Access Layer generated with MyGeneration for the Gentle framework. Of course, this is all rather old-hat for anyone who’s utilised Datasets in .Net 2 or later, but there you go.
I’ve been thinking a lot about coding style recently. I must admit that I have probably always tended to code in a way that would be considered to be verbose by many programmers. Although I learnt to program by myself, I benefited from an extensive professional programming course in PL/I (which doesn’t date me too much, but it does date the machines I was working with!)
Just a quick note to say that I have just written and released a tutorial on getting C# .Net v2 to work with an Oracle database. It has its own page which is here.
During the last week, I’ve attempted to install Oracle Data Access Components 10.2.0.2.20 several times, and to describe it as a headache would be an understatement. I think that a number of the problems I experienced may have been caused by my computer’s registry being a bit of a manky state, possible historic installs of things like their development suite, and so on.
Anyway, this post is intended as a note-to-self of the problems I encountered and the eventual solutions; most of which I did find on the web but somehow the final puzzle pieces evaded easy web-search finds. And again, because I have recently tried to stop my normal usage of an Admin level account, this may have contributed further problems – it certainly added hassle factor to the whole process.
Another fairly hard-core post on .Net today, so if you don’t program in C# .Net, you can probably ignore this! Recently, I have started playing with integrating databases into C# for the first time. I’ve done a little bit of data binding before, but I’ve never used the DataGridViewControl until this week.
I recently wrote about Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) 2003, and this post adds data to that post. This entry is a technical .Net / VS2005 / VSTO blog and will probably not be of interest unless you use these tools yourself.
I recently started experimenting with Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) 2003. This entry is a technical .Net / VS2005 / VSTO blog and will probably not be of interest unless you use these tools yourself.