This tutorial explains how to create XAF applications that are used within a company department (Intranet). They use DevExpress Windows Forms and ASP.NET Web Forms UI controls for data presentation, and Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework and DevExpress XPO libraries for data access. This tutorial also describes how to build a user interface and handle user input.
These Windows desktop and Web browser applications can be used in the following scenarios:
a user can view, search, filter, print, create, update, and delete employees, projects and task data;
a user can view, search, filter, print, create, update, and delete customers and comments about a product to organize and provide data for a promotional website.
In this tutorial, you write the platform-agnostic business code which affects application aspects that are not specific to WinForms and ASP.NET Web Forms. XAF automatically generates UI screens and specifies database access.
Dependencies and Prerequisites
Before you start the tutorial, read this section and ensure that the following conditions are met: