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Effective Use of Microsoft Enterprise Library: Building Blocks for Creating Enterprise Applications and Services by Len Fenster

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9. Building an Application Block

THE PREVIOUS CHAPTERS have described the design for each of the application blocks that ship with Enterprise Library, how to configure them, and how to develop an application so that it can benefit from the application blocks. They have emphasized how the design of each block is not only an implementation of the best practices as promoted by the Microsoft patterns & practices team, but that special attention was paid to ensure the block was simple to use and extensible to fit the needs of many enterprises.

You saw how each application block can be extended so that you can mold them to fit your needs if your application requirements don’t perfectly match the providers that ship with Enterprise Library. For example, ...

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