WPF has many rich features which facilitates making a great look&feel of the application. Unfortunately many of those features are cumbersome to implement and use when we develop in a Model - View – ViewModel architecture. In this post I will try to make you more familiar with visual states and how can we use them in our MvvM application.
In my last post I have described a workaround for using a FileTable in Entity Framework 6.0. In this post I would like to show you the results of performance test of storing big documents in sql FileTable.
FileTable is a great new feature in SQL Server 2012 which facilitates storing and working with unstructured blob data in SQL Server. Unfortunately is not yet supported in Entity Framework, so you cannot simply use FileTable in your entity model. But there is a workaround for this inconvenience, which I am going to show you in this post.
In the Entity Framework we can easily enable lazy loading of navigation properties by marking them as virtual. This however applies only to properties that reference other related entity type. The framework does not support lazy loading of scalar or primitive properties. But there is a trick to fill this lack quite easily.
Last time I showed a simple way of using application settings in our wpf application. This time I would like to present you my way of testing Properties.Settings, or rather mocking it in our application tests.