Reference manuals and a quick start guide are bundled in every release (see "Downloads" section).

Elements is a framework for prototyping and rapid development of enterprise applications.

Elements Framework modules:
  • Data access and O/RM library (BizElements.Core) with support for the following databases: MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Server Compact, Firebird, SQLite, IBM DB2, PostgreSQL, MySQL.
  • Template based code generator. Ships with approx. 40 templates.
  • Generic business logic components and application blocks (BizElements.BusinessLayer).
  • Aspects based on PostSharp technology (BizElements.BusinessLayer.Aspects).
  • ASP.NET components and Web controls (BizElements.Web).
See "Quick Start" presentation to learn how to build a functional application prototype within minutes.
Detailed reference manuals and sample projects are bundled in MSI package.


Core features (BizElements.Core)
Data access library:
  • Select, insert, update and delete statement objects. No surprises in generated SQL.
  • Supported databases: MS SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server Compact, Firebird, SQLite, and MySQL.
  • Portable: write code once, change target DBMS in configuration file.
  • Full-text search for supported databases (SQL Server, Oracle). Automatically switches to compatible LIKE predicates when targeting other databases.
  • Stored procedure wrappers.
O/RM framework:
  • Customizable O/RM framework built on top of data access library.
  • Supports mixing of multiple patterns: DTOs, rich domain objects, active record.
  • Generic entity DAOs features: CRUD, query by example, children management via 1-to-N and M-to-N relations, bulk inserts, hierarchical queries and updates, aggregate functions…
  • Work with both entity objects and classic ADO.NET objects (DataTable, DataRow, DataSet) and transition between them seamlessly.

Business layer logic features (BizElements.BusinessLayer)
Business logic interfaces and components:
  • Interfaces promote rich domain model (business object, data transfer objects, actors/users, factories).
  • Domain object interfaces support secure-by-default and multilingual concepts.
  • Object descriptors and adapters. Used by UI binding engines and code generators (objects structure, permissions, additional metadata).
  • Entity security provider – checks CRUD permissions and object ownership and assignment rules in hierarchical and/or team-based organizations. Supports single- and multi-tenant databases.
Application blocks:
  • Search engine.
  • Remoting - configure whether selected methods are remoted to a middle tier service or invoked directly in configuration file.
  • Offline concurrency control schemes: optimistic and pessimistic.
  • Journal/logging block.
  • Caching based on MS Enterprise Library Caching Application Block.
  • Multilingual text sources (database, RESX files).
  • Utility classes.
Aspects:
  • Aspect attributes based on PostSharp technology.
  • Reduce boilerplate code when implementing the following aspects: transactions, remoting, logging, concurrency control and caching.

Web features (BizElements.Web)
  • Binding engine.
  • Web controls.
  • Search engine UI.
  • Entity UI engine (optional) – base form and user controls.

Last edited Mar 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM by svegi, version 10

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